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The First Community Choice Extensions Winners! - December 2012

Written by | Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00 | Published in 2012 December
After much deliberation and consideration, the JCM Team has come up with the very first Top Ten Community Choice Extensions! We had almost 150 submissions and the competition was tough!

Each month the Joomla Community Magazine team will be selecting up to 10 extensions. Previous selections will not be repeated. These extensions will also be listed as Featured Extensions on the JED (Joomla Extension Directory).

*Author's note: Links to the individual JED listing have been added on 04 December 2012.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an extension!

Here are the choices for December:


Extension: ACL Manager

ACL-Manager
Extension Developer:
Sander Potjer

Extension Developer Website: http://www.aclmanager.net

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-access/backend-a-full-access-control/17951

Why do you love this Extension? With this extension it's a piece of cake to make all kinds of administrator access levels in a Joomla website.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? The summary of acces levels.

Submitted by: Connie de Buijn

Submitter's Website: http://webartenco.nl/


Extension: AcyMailing

AcyMailing-Starter
Extension Developer:
Acyba

Extension Developer Website: http://www.acyba.com

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/content-sharing/newsletter/10341

Why do you love this Extension? Excellent extension to make emailing quality! Support is very good, with a very, very responsive forum. Regular changes, for better efficiency always.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? Thanks to this extension, my site has a extremely good management newsletters!

Submitted by: Fabrice Zavattero

Submitter's Website: www.lalumieredesfees.fr


Extension: EasyBlog

EasyBlog
Extension Developer:
StackIdeas

Extension Developer Website: http://stackideas.com/

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/authoring-a-content/blog/12630

Why do you love this Extension? EasyBlog has been a huge help on our theater web site. They give first rate support and have been most helpful.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? Makes blog posting easy!

Submitted by: Gala Lindvall

Submitter's Website: www.ForestTheater.com


Extension: EasyCalcCheck Plus (ECC+)

EasyCalcCheck-PLUS
Extension Developer:
Kubik Rubik

Extension Developer Website: http://joomla-extensions.kubik-rubik.de/ecc-easycalccheck-plus

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security/site-security/captcha/11964

Why do you love this Extension? Easy to use, lightwight, free... and EFFECTIVE!

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? Frees me from SPAM... really.

Submitted by: Ivo Schmid

Submitter's Website: http://www.Lehrmittelperlen.net


Extension: Fabrik

Fabrik
Extension Developer:
Fabrikar

Extension Developer Website: http://fabrikar.com

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/forms/1659

Why do you love this Extension?

Because it is:

  • Free of charge.
  • Easy way to use and manage.
  • Very useful forum.
  • Constantly updates for security issues and enhancing.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website?

It allows me to manage and develop:

  • Databases
  • Forms
  • Lists
  • Statistics
  • Visual Charts

Submitted by: Bader Ajhar

Submitter's Website: http://www.lamafurnituresy.com/index.php


Extension: JComments

JComments
Extension Developer:
 JComments

Extension Developer Website: http://www.joomlatune.com/

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/articles-comments/9985

Why do you love this Extension? Works out of the box. Very useful features. Add the comments to the articles.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? This is a functionality that Joomla has been lacking in the core.

Submitted by: Fermin Jimenez

Submitter's Website: www.najar.ca


Extension: Joomla Content Editor (JCE)

JCE
Extension Developer:
 Ryan Demmer

Extension Developer Website: http://www.joomlacontenteditor.net

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/edition/editors/88

Why do you love this Extension? Absolutely a must have. Editing articles is breezing plus tons of features. And it's free :) It's always the first extension I install after installing Joomla. And believe me - I use a lot of extensions.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? Its image manager makes my site have images in the first place. I work with people whose experience editing content is next to zilch and JCE's easy ways of inserting various objects (links, images etc) is second to none.

Submitted by: Olek Trembowiecki

Submitter's Website: www.biblioteka.koszalin.pl


Extension: Komento

Komento
Extension Developer:
 Stackideas

Extension Developer Website: http://stackideas.com/

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/articles-comments/20527

Why do you love this Extension? Komento is useful, powerful and free.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? With Komento you can add comments to articles and share them on social networks. My clients love it!

Submitted by: Lucía Otero

Submitter's Website: http://www.movilidadelectrica.com/


Extension: Ozio Gallery

Ozio-Gallery
Extension Developer:
 Alessandro Rossi

Extension Developer Website: http://www.opensourcesolutions.es/en/ext/ozio-gallery.html

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/photos-a-images/galleries/photo-gallery/4883

Why do you love this Extension? Very easy to use, and very powerful for my photo gallery in most of my website.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? I am able to give that extra touch to the images being able to offer them in an interesting perspective to the navigator, also with the new version that makes the gallery responsive fits very well with mobile devices.

Submitted by: Matteo Montanari

Submitter's Website: http://www.sensiparrucchieri.it/sensi-vip.html


Extension: sh404SEF

sh404SEF
Extension Developer:
 Yannick Gaultier

Extension Developer Website: http://anything-digital.com/sh404sef/seo-analytics-and-security-for-joomla.html

JED URL: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site-management/sef/10134

Why do you love this Extension? Installation is easy, great documentation, helps my sites with SEF friendly URLs and powerful tweaks when needed.

What does this Extension do to enhance your website? SEF URLs, special page titles.

Submitted by: Tanya Flores

Submitter's Website: http://www.massageforhealing.com


Submit your favorite Extension for January 2013!
Here's how it works:

Please submit your all-time, numero uno, favorite Joomla Extension. Tell us why you love it, give us a short explanation of what it does to enhance your website, and the URL of where you are using it.

The JCM editorial team (aka, The White Padded Room Skype chat members) will select up to ten Extensions each month and they will be featured on the JED as well as listed in an article in the JCM. 

No awards, no accolades... just the appreciation of the Joomla community for sharing and caring!

Please use the form below to submit your favorite extension. 

Deadline for January reviews: December 20, 2012

The JED Team is no longer running this survey on the magazine. Thank you for all your submissions! Please follow extensions.joomla.org for further news.

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Dianne Henning

Dianne Henning

Joomla enthusiast and web developer, Co-Lead Editor of the Joomla Commuity Magazine, former OSM Board Member, and Joomla event organizer. Say hello if you see me at a Joomla event!