Saturday, April 1, 2006

Top 30 Joomla Tools and Resources

Joomla, formerly known as Mambo, is a popular open source Content Management System (CMS). As with most open source projects, there’s a ton of free tools out there for you to use. We’ve chosen over 30 useful extensions and other tools to make your Joomla life easier. Enjoy.

Extensions – Offers a mixture of free and paid extensions for your site. – A large selection of free addons for Joomla. – Professionally developed extensions for Joomla. – A large collection of free modules and templates for you to use. – Designing extensions for Joomla-based business sites. – A selection of paid extensions, and a subscription based monitoring service.

Resources – A blog dedicated to everything Joomla and offers lots of tricks for advanced features. – The main home for the open source project with an archive of 2,200 extensions for your install, a forum, a developer area and more. – Tutorials for getting started with your own Joomla Development. – Submit your site and get reviews and comments. – A resource site for those looking to develop projects based on the Joomla code. – A UK based directory of all the Joomla resources out there. – A site for people needing special work down on Joomla to find freelancers looking for work. – A site for you to submit your Joomla powered site to and receive comments and reviews from users. – Submit your Joomla based site to this directory to get yourself more exposure. – Bringing together news and resources from all over the Joomla community. – A large selection of tutorials from installing to adding extensions. – A site with the aim of bringing all Joomla sites together in one easily accessible reference directory.

Templates – Professional template designers with ready made solutions. Also offers free tutorials. – A European based designer of professional templates with a small selection of free ones. – A collection of free Joomla templates for your use. – News and reviews on all the latest themes out in the Joomla world. – A template club where you get 40 templates right away, and 2 per month for the next year. Does have a few free templates, and a forum. – A Joomla theme club with 50 themes already in their backstock. – A professional template design company that likes to focus on color. Offers a small selection of free templates. – Offers up a small selection of free templates and more you can buy. Also has tutorials and a forum. – Offers over 60 pay for template designs. – Another template club that offers you 45 templates at sign up and 1 per month for a year. Offers a small selection of free templates. – Offers a mixture of paid for and free templates & modules.

SiteGround Joomla Templates – Well known web host offering over 50 free Joomla templates. – Joomla templates for business style sites. (via)