Although Joomla is one heck of a powerful Content Management System, the core version of the same hardly provides with any options for going social. There is an option for RSS feeds, yes, but other than that, the entire package becomes a bit gloomy as far as its social attribute is concerned.
However, fret not anymore. Since Joomla is a completely scalable CMS, with a lot of Joomla Extensions to your rescue, here discussing the 10 impeccable Joomla extensions for going social:
A video is quite a darling thing to be showcased on your website or blog. It gives the information, in a fashion that would not bore the visitors to death. This one Joomla extension makes it very easy for the website owners to share the videos and also provide them the flexibility to share videos from various sites, such as: YouTube, Daily Motion, Break.com, Own3D.tv, Vimeo, College Humor and other .FLV file.
The plugin can be used inside the article. Also, it can be used to create a catalog of selected YouTube video and display it over a pre-selected theme. Merrily enough, even the themes are available for free.
2. JFB Album
Need to bridge the gap between the Facebook page (the Fan page of your brand) and your website? This is an unconventional and innovative way to display the albums from your Facebook account, on to your Joomla website.
Here it should be noted that the extension only shares the Page or the Fanpage, and not the personal profile page or other Facebook groups.
An important feature of this plug-in is that it does not save the images on the website; it only saves the links to these images, hence utilizing a fraction of the memory space that would have otherwise been consumed.
AddThis is a single step for including all of the major social media bookmarking websites and sharing applications, such as Stumbleupon, Facebook, Digg, Twitter, Delicious etc. With the much advanced Joomla AddThis extension, you get the liberty to allow the users to share the content onto their social network of choice from a single point.
For those trying to organize their website and seeking a refined look, this extension is the best option.
Sociable plugin provides you with a fast, easy and innovative functionality to insert, at the end of the article, the small sized links to social media bookmarking and sharing. It entails almost all of the social media bookmarking sites, giving your users the ultimate power to choose amongst the same. Also, you may as well customize the plugin with your own CSS.
Your search for a single most, feature rich plugin to include all of the major sharing applications and social media bookmarking comes to an epic conclusion at this plugin. Also, the style conscious bloggers and website owners can chose between 60 varying designs of this plugin.
Just identify your Twitter account in the module and the Tweets from the same will be displayed on the website. Thus in addition to increasing your Twitter followers, Twitter module also keeps your web application updated.
And now, if you need to keep your Twitter followers updated with every bit of a new content that you publish on the website, this is the plugin for you. It updates your Twitter account with every new article that you post and allows your followers to go through the same.
Sometimes it is good to opt for a single plugin instead of presenting the users with an application containing a wide array of social media bookmarking options. Digg is amongst the top notch social media bookmarking applications and in order to direct all the attention to this specific website, you should consider using the Digg IT plugin for your Joomla website.
9. Digg Module
And talking about the prominence of Digg IT bookmarking site, we would like to mention a little act. There have been times when displaying the popularity of the content over Digg has incredibly in the favor of website owners, drastically improving the conversion rate too. With the Digg Module, you get the opportunity to brag about your Digg achievements on your website, as it displays features like “Most Diggs, Newly Dugg and Oldest Dugg.”
This plugin allows you to create your own social media linking option. With this plugin, one can easily add any code in the footer of thus every article, thus promoting social media connectivity and interaction.
This was a compilation of our 10 most incredible and useful social media extensions for Joomla. Let us know what you thought about the same, in the comments section below.
About The Author:
Jason Roiz is a Sr content writer in OSSMedia. OSSMedia is leading open source Joomla development company offering, development and Joomla theme customization services.