25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

Joomla extensions can significantly improve your Joomla website. They can enhance your Joomla site front end and improve the experience of your site visitors.

They can enhance your Joomla administrator panel and help you administer your site more efficiently. It's hard to imagine a website without Joomla extensions.

In this blog post, you will find our list of 25+ best Joomla extensions in 2018. These are extensions that we would recommend for almost any Joomla site and which we use ourselves.

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6 Ways to Display a Contact Us Form with Shack Forms

Display a Contact Us Form with Shack Forms

One of our customers asked for the best way to display a "Contact Us" form on their Joomla site.

Our answer was "It depends!"

You may want to display a form prominently or subtly. You may wish to display the form on all your pages, or as a pop-up on only a few key pages.

The good news is that Shack Forms supports many different ways to display your forms.

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What Are the Joomla Extensions You Install on Every Site?

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If you've used Joomla for more than few days, you have opinions.

We want to hear your opinions! What are the extensions you install on every site? What extensions do you love to use?

In this blog post, I'll give you a guide to our 10 essential Joomla extensions.

Let us know your essential extensions in the comments below. We'll pick 5 commenters to win a free 1 year membership to the Everything Club!

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How to Integrate MailChimp with a Shack Form

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One of our Shack Forms customers asked how to integrate Shack Forms (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") and MailChimp.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Shack Form signing up its submitters to a MailChimp list.

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Major Improvements in Shack Slides Pro

Major Improvement in Shack Slides Pro

One of our goals at Joomlashack is to make things simple for you.

With that in mind, we merged Joomlashack's Visionary component into Shack Slides. Visionary was an extension that was sold separately that integrated with Shack Slides and allowed you to easily upload images. The goal is help make it simpler for you to work with slideshows.

With the same low price, Shack Slides now includes the features that made Visionary so popular.

If you install or update Shack Slides to its latest version 3.1.4, you will notice a significant change in your Joomla control panel.

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How We're Improving the Admin UI for JCal Pro

Improved Admin UI for JCal Pro

We released today JCal Pro 4.2.5, a new version of the best calendar component for Joomla.

Over the last few releases, we been improving the admin UI, so that JCal Pro looks more like the core Joomla UI.

In general, we think that extensions should look like Joomla, rather than have their own, completely unique design style. This makes it much easier for users, who don't have to learn a new interface.

In this post, we'll give you a quick summary of how the JCal Pro backend evolved during the last updates.

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OSYouTube Free and Pro, Version 3.3.3

How to Mute YouTube Videos in Joomla Articles

This week we released OSYouTube Free and Pro plug-in versions 3.3.3.

OSYouTube 3.3.3 is a maintenance releases, fixing minor issues.

OSYouTube Pro 3.3.3 adds a new feature: muting videos.

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OSTimer Free 2.8.3 and Pro 2.9.1 Released

OSTimer Free and Pro New Releases

We would like to notify OSTimer users that we just released OSTimer Free v.2.8.3 and OSTimer Pro v.2.9.1. Both are maintenance releases dealing with minor fixes.

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OSCampus 1.1.1 is Now Available

Maintenance Release of  OSCampus 1.1.1

We are happy to announce immediate release of OSCampus v.1.1.1.

This is a useful new release which introduces some enhancements, as well as ensures compatibility with Joomla 3.7.

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5 Creative Ways OSEmbed Can Spice Up Your Joomla Posts

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With so much content bombarding people on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get and keep the attention of your target audience. One proven method for engaging site visitors is to use media. Text is great, but you can say so much more with images (static or animated), audio, and videos.

Here are 5 ways you can use embedded media to keep viewers engaged and coming back for more.

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