Site Security

Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you about new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

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Written and maintained by the same developer as Akeeba Backup and the Joomla! updater component of Joomla! 2.5.4 and later.

Note: a commercial edition (Admin Tools Professional) with extra security-oriented features is also available from our site for a fee. This listing is about the free version, Admin Tools Core.

Note 2: The software is free of charge, its support is not. You need a subscription to request support. However, its documentation, the troubleshooting wizard and searching the public tickets is free.

Love it ..

Posted on 29 March 2012
I have a fair number of Joomla! sites up and running ...

This is one of the components I allways install (together with Akeeba Backup)

Incredible tool it was so helpfull!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! And it is free!!!

I love keeping track of updages for the extensions!

The little thing is that it keeps on telling me update for admintools is needed but I have the latest version isntalled (currently 2.2.2) for other extensions it detects updates as soon as i install them

Security fast

Posted on 29 March 2012 all my site secured within 30 minutes. Especially the joomla update was very smooth.

Poor Software

Posted on 22 March 2012
Upgrading from Joomla 1.7 to 2.5.3 COMPLETELY CRASHED MY SITE. Thank god I had a backup to restore my files. I would not suggest this to anyone. Do yourself a favor and install things by yourself.
Owner's reply: You do realise that Admin Tools wasn't to blame for this, right? It did what you told it to do: upgrade your site from Joomla! 1.7 to 2.5. This doesn't mean that all of your third party templates, components, modules and plugins were Joomla! 2.5 ready, ergo the site crash. For what is worth, you'd get the exact same results upgrading from Joomla! 1.7 to 2.5 using Joomla!'s own updater. Maybe you just need to reconsider your method of directly upgrading between different Joomla! minor versions (e.g. 1.6 to 1.7, 1.7 to 2.5 and so on) on a live site instead of complaining about the software which made such an upgrade possible and whose Joomla! update function will be included in Joomla! 2.5.4?
This is a great extension!

Easy installation and usage.

I use Joomla for about 5 years and this is the must have extension.

Great Product

Posted on 16 March 2012
Excellent tool and as valuable as Akeeba Backup.

Would like to upgrade to the professional version but alas Paypal and I are not compatible. Would be great to have another method of credit card payment for the professional version.
Very impressive tool for site administration. However, almost lost 2 months of work a few days before deployment.

Cannot recommend SEO optimization feature at this time. Will be a great tool once adequately tested. Will contact developer with issues.
Owner's reply: Well, I never lied about Admin Tools being a SEO tool :) The only features it has of this kind are very basic and documented: Admin Tools Core is not supposed to be a SEO solution by any stretch of imagination.

I'd appreciate it if you could send me an email (use the Contact link on the bottom of our site) with your concerns. Now I'm starting at this review, wondering what you mean. How is it possible to lose 2 months of work since all you need is to disable those options to revert to the previous situation? Even if you don't have access to your back-end due to a conflicting option, our troubleshooter tells you how to manually disable the Admin Tools plugin over FTP and get back into your site:

Great extension!

Posted on 08 March 2012
I always install this extension for every Joomla Website I have!

Has many useful func & support from home page.

Admin tools rocks

Posted on 06 March 2012
Another great tool from Akeeba.

I needed to upgrade J! core, Admin Tools simply presented the required options and did the job, quickly and easily. Marvellous! Again!!
I have used this extension from Joomla! 1.5 - 2.5 and have found it to be a big life saver. When I was working on the development of my last site, AdminTools Joomla! update feature was the only method that would work to upgrade my site from 1.7 to 2.5. I don't find myself using this extension as much as I do the other Akeeba extensions I use (Backup and Subscriptions), but it have been just as invaluable to me.
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Admin Tools

Akeeba Ltd
Last updated:
Feb 18 2019
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Related paid extension :
Admin Tools Professional
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Uses Joomla! Update System


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