The Joomla! Extensions Directory ™


bysuzannejoomla, March 20, 2014
I purchased this firewall after a site on a domain reference was hacked twice whilst closed to the public before I had even launched it.

It looked like a server attack as several other sites got hacked soon after - I have about 160+ Joomla sites, it took a few days to get a firewall on all, so some of the other hacked ones did not get the firewall installed in time.

Before getting the firewall I was already moving my configuration file to a safer place, but the firweall instructions taught me several additional methods of hardening sites.

I have used the firewall for three years now, and in THREE YEARS out of 160+ SITES I have only had a couple of sites hacked whilst using it , not bad as many are only the latest patched Joomla 1.5x and 2.5x. Of those two hacked sites I reckon one probably already infected when I installed the firewall. I contacted RSFirewall support about the other site that was compromised that did have the firewall installed and they gave me a fix within a few hours. The next day they released a new version with that fix incorporated.

Prior to installing the firewall I must have had about 10 sites hacked in the space of months, some repeatedly as I had not cleaned them sufficiently.

Some webmasters like to signoff on a site, take the money and run on to the next one to churn out. I like to look after my clients, repeat customers and word of mouth is gold dust in this networking world. I am a reseller, I get them to host with me, I harden their site the best I can, install the firewall and update the extensions and apply security releases to the core as quickly as I can. I don't charge rock bottom price for hosting and earn a bit back toward the time spent on updating each site.

The customers come back for more :-)

Thank-you very much RSfirewall.
bysuzannejoomla, March 19, 2014
BreezingForms (Lite)
Amazing to have such a great tool available for free. This is the first form builder I turn to for anything requiring more than contact fields.

Breezin forms even ties in with Paypal.

The layout is smart and tones in with a modern site.

Easy to setup, and a great support forum.

Thanks-you Marcus
bysuzannejoomla, February 14, 2014
Articles Contact Us Form
Excellent plugin. Really simple to setup, works on Joomla 3.2.2 too.

Nice and straight forward for the user in the front end - and puts a form right in the middle of text.

I also found this perfect for a site that needed to be very accessible.

I use this plugin on most of my sites.

Thank-you Allessandro
bysuzannejoomla, February 12, 2014
Modules Anywhere
An very useful piece of kit that I use on almost all of my sites.

It gives you masses of control and is really easy to use.

Thank-you very much for sharing this Peter!
bysuzannejoomla, February 12, 2014
I have been using JCE for several years now, I am so happy with this extension that I went for the subscription for the addons (Dunno if I am allowed to say that but I salute the developer anyway!).

It is superb, masses of useful functions, it is compatible with all versions of Joomla and in the years I have used it and I have had VERY few cross browser compatibility issues and it even notifies of available updates via the joomla installer

Thank-you Ryan
bysuzannejoomla, February 12, 2014
Akeeba Backup
I install this on all my sites, and have done for several years now. The backup has saved me masses of times now, I love how easy it is to clone and install, or move a site.

Thank-you very much to the developer