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.

Here is our list, in no particular order.

#1. JCE (Joomla Content Editor)

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Price. The basic Core version is free. The enhanced Professional version costs 26 Euros.

Description. JCE is the best WYSIWYG extension in Joomla. It's reliable, hassle free, and packed with easy-to-use editing features. It gives you the power to create the kind of content you want, without limitations, and without needing to know or learn HTML, XHTML, or CSS.

#2. Akeeba Backup

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Price. The basic Core version is free. The enhanced Professional version costs 40 Euros for one year.

Description. This is a one-click backup and recovery solution with multiple backup formats. It's the best extension in Joomla for backing up your site. Akeeba Backup has a great documentation, excellent support, and many reviews from happy customers.

#3. Advanced Module Manager

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Price. The basic version is free. The enhanced Professional version costs 39 Euros for one year.

Description. With Joomla, you can normally only assign modules to certain menu items. With Advanced Module Manager, you can assign modules to about anything you want, with full control over your Joomla modules.

#4 Shack Forms

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Price. $39 for 6 months or $49 for 12 months.

Description. Shack Forms is the easiest and most powerful way to add forms for your Joomla site. Shack Forms allows you to customize forms and then show them in your articles, inside pop-ups, in modules, or anywhere you want. The design of Shack Forms is completely flexible with many different themes, styles, and effects. There's no better choice for a forms extension in Joomla.

#5. OSMap

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Price. Free for the basic version. $39 for 6 months or $49 for 12 months for the advanced Pro version.

Description. OSMap is the easiest way to add a sitemap to your Joomla site. OSMap will automatically create a Google-friendly sitemap for all your Joomla content.

#6 OSDownloads

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Price. Free for the basic version. $49 for 6 months or $59 for 12 months for the advanced Professional version.

Description. OSDownloads is the easiest way to add downloads to Joomla. You can provide Joomla downloads in exchange for email addresses, social shares, or to private users.

#7. OSEmbed

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Price. Free for the basic version. $39 for 6 months or $49 for 12 months for the advanced Professional version.

Description. OSEmbed makes Joomla embeds super-easy. All you need is the URL and you can embed almost anything into a Joomla site! The Pro version of OSEmbed provides responsive Joomla embeds, a live preview in the editor, and allows you to easily edit or delete the embed URL.

#8 HikaShop

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Price. 49.95 Euros for a one-year subscription for HikaShop Essential. 99.90 Euros for a one-year subscription for HikaShop Business. 385 Euros for a one-year subscription for HikaShop Multi-sites.

Description. HikaShop is our favorite e-commerce solution for Joomla! Built for simplicity and flexibility, this Joomla extension is powerful enough to be a competitor to any shopping cart solution.

#9. Shack Search

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Price. Free.

Description. Shack Search is a free Joomla extension that improves your Joomla search box. Your visitors get search results as they type.

#10. JCH Optimize

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Price. $29 for 6 months, $39 for 12 months and $99 for the lifetime.

Description. JCH Optimize provides several front-end optimizations for faster download speeds for your Joomla website. It offers to minimize HTTP requests and reduce your web page sizes. We highly recommend it. But on occasion it can some unintended bugs, so be sure to test the site each time after changing a setting.

#11. OSpam-a-not

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Price. Free.

Description. OSpam-a-not is the easiest way to protect your Joomla site from spam bots filling out your forms. OSpam-a-not uses a clever and unobtrusive technique to protect your forms from a flood of spam. It works behind the scenes and no captcha is used. Users won't even know it's there. It is by far the best spam protecting Joomla extension.

#12. Shack Open Graph

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Price. $29 for 6 months or $39 for a 12-month subscription.

Description. This Joomla extension adds Open Graph and Twitter Card tags to your site. These tags help Facebook and Twitter to pull the correct image and description from your site.

#13. Admin Tools Professional

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Price. Admin Tools Core basic version is free. The advanced Admin Tools Professional costs 48 Euros for one year.

Description. Admin Tools is your best all-in-one solution to update your Joomla site, perform maintenance tasks and enhance your site's security.

#14. Email Beautifier

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Price. $22.99 for 6 months. $33.99 for 12 months. $136.99 for 12 months with support to unlimited websites.

Description. This extension turns plain Joomla emails into a work of art. It will make your Joomla emails look nicer. Email Beautifier catches all emails going from your Joomla site, wraps an awesome template around them and sends them on their way. Email Beautifier also ensures all emails going out of your Joomla site have a uniform and consistent look and feel.

#15. OSMeta

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Price. The basic version is free. The more advanced Professional version costs $29 for 6 months and $39 for 12 months.

Description. With OSMeta, you will be able to easily control page titles, keywords, and URLs for all your articles via a single screen. It makes editing fast. There's also a character counter to make it easy to see when your metadata is just right or too long.

#16. PWT SEO

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Price. 79 Euros for a one-year Personal subscription. 99 Euros for a one-year Business subscription. 179 Euros for a one-year Agency subscription.

Description. PWT SEO will support your content editors to write articles according to Google SEO guidelines. Set an SEO keyword and PWT SEO will give real-time suggestions to improve your SEO score.

#17. Snippets

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Price. The basic version is free. 19 Euros for a one-year subscription of the Professional version.

Description. With this Joomla extension, you can make reusable snippets (pieces of text/content) and include them into your Joomla content via a tag.

#18. Shack Editorial Calendar Pro

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Price. $39 for a six-month subscription or $49 for 12 months.

Description. Shack Editorial Calendar is designed for people with busy Joomla sites. With this extension, you can manage large amounts of Joomla articles. You can create, edit and schedule all your content from a single calendar screen.

#19. Cache cleaner

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Price. The basic version is free. 19 Euros for a one-year subscription of the advanced Professional version.

Description. With Cache Cleaner you can clean your cache fast and easily via a link in your Joomla Administrator. It also gives you the possibility to purge expired cache, do a global check-in, empty the temp folder, empty user-defined folders and database tables - all with just one click!

#20. Better Preview

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Price. The basic version is free. 19 Euros for a one-year subscription of the advanced Professional version.

Description. Better Preview provides you a preview button for the article you are working on. See what the article will look like before saving or publishing it! Better Preview also changes the way the 'View site' link in your administrator works. It will make that link go to the frontend equivalent of that page. It will also display links to any parent pages (like parent category pages when editing an article).

#21. Shack Toolbox

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Price. $39 for a six-month subscription or $49 for 12 months.

Description. Shack Toolbox is the best way to nicely display external content on your Joomla site. It has over 19 media and marketing integrations including Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Instagram, Joomla articles, K2, Zoo, Seblod and much more.

#22. Master User

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Price. Free.

Description. This Joomla plugin allows administrator users to log into the front end of their site as another registered user. Optionally this facility can be restricted to selected users only, or all users in a selected master user group (usually administrators) can be allowed to do this.

#23. ReReplacer

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Price. The basic version is free. 39 Euros for a one-year subscription of the advanced Professional version.

Description. With ReReplacer you can dynamically replace whatever you want in your entire site. It can work on the entire output of your site, so you can also do replacements in things like the meta tags.

#24. Membership Pro

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Price. $39.99 for a 12 months subscription.

Description. Membership Pro is a powerful, feature rich, easy-to-use Joomla membership/subscription extension. It allows you to create and sell subscription plans. Allow your site visitors to subscribe for these plans and give them access to restricted resources on your Joomla site.

#25. GDPR

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Price. 39 Euros.

Description. GDPR for Joomla is an essential extension that helps to make your website compliant with the EU GDPR law.

#26. jQuery Easy

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Price. Donationware.

Description. The jQuery Easy extension will help you to remove possible jQuery conflicts if some of your JavaScrpt libraries conflict with each other. You can fine-tune it for better performance.


About the author

Nick is the Director of Support at Joomlashack and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.