The new JED

Yes, a new Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) is live! The last version was not up-to-date anymore with what's possible on the web these days so the dev-team has been  busy building a new version.

I've visited the JED a couple of times since it's been there and I have to say it works more like you wanted it to. Of course, you have to get used a bit to this new version bu I guess it won't take long before you can't even remeber the old previous version.



J2XML joomla3 component plugin

J2XML is an easy to use import/export solution for your Joomla! powered website. Use it to export articles, users and weblinks to an xml file. Import articles, users and weblinks from this xml file. Send articles, users and weblinks to another Joomla!  site. CLI (command line interface)

Informatiepagina J2XML

Admin Tools

Admin Tools

Admin Tools is a definitably no-brainer to use on any Joomla! website. It can notify you about and install new Joomla! releases, fix your files' and directories' permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, set a secure Super Administrator ID, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click. There is a standard core version and also a paid pro version. I find the paid pro version worth the money.

Admin Tools on JED


extplorereXtplorer joomla3 component 
eXtplorer is a web-based File Management Component for all your needs. It has a desktop-application-like interface with drag&drop, grid and a directory tree and makes heavy use of the Sencha ExtJS Javascript Library. You can use it to access and modify the files and directories on your server via FTP or direct file access.

eXtplorer on JED

Akeeba Backup

Akeeba backupAkeeba Backup Joomla3 component module plugin

In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer similar in function to the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

Akeeba Backup on JED