Most popular and useful joomla plugins

Plugin is the most powerful extension for joomla. Plugins claim to provide functions which are associated with trigger events. Joomla provides a set of core plugin events, but any extension can fire (custom) events. When a particular event occurs, all plugin functions of the type associated with the event are executed in sequence.

4 must have joomla plugins – the most important joomla plugins for beginner are  Module anywhere, Component anywhere, SP comment plugins and all videos plugin. They were a very easy to setup joomla plugins so, most of the web designer recommended it for start up or jopomla beginners.

Most popular and useful joomla plugins :

Modules Anywhere plugin

With Modules Anywhere you can include a single module or complete module positions anywhere in your site, including within 3rd party components and even within other modules.

Why use Modules Anywhere, and not the {loadposition} plugin?
It works anywhere, not only in articles. It even works in modules!
You can load a single module, not only complete module positions.
You can control the html display style from within the tag, not only one global setting.
It comes with a very easy to use editor button.

You can set Modules Anywhere to also handle the {loadposition} tags. In that case, you can safely disable the {loadposition} plugin all together. Modules Anywhere does not show unpublished Modules by default. If you do want it to, you can change that behavior through the plugin parameters.

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Components Anywhere Plugin

With Components Anywhere you place components anywhere in your site. So you can now place a component inside an article or even within modules.

The syntax is super simple. Just place this where you want that component to show:

{component url/of/the/component}

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SP Comments Plugin

SP Comments is a complete rewrite Social Media Comments plugin for Joomla 3+ It’s based on the popular comment engines like Disqus, IntenseDebate and  Facebook platform. Almost for any private and business blog, one of the most important areas is the comment section. Interaction and audience participation plays a big role in the success of your blog, with direct comments as well as social media sharing. Increasing traffic to your site by attracting new users through social network and search engines. Our free comments extension offers a real-time commenting systems that show both posted and updated comments in real time. Light weight and simple to use. Those are main benefits of using it.

Awesome Features:
Easy to install and configure the plug-in.
Support for social networks: Facebook, Disqus and IntenseDebate.
Easy to switch between Comment Systems using one of options.
Enable comments for any article category or K2 category.
Work perfect with default Joomla article (com_content) and K2 items (com_k2).
Comments Counter.
Support Disqus developer mode to test comments on local testing sites.
No tweaking with code required, works with any Joomla! template.
All you need is Disqus and IntenseDebate sub-domain ID or Facebook’s App ID

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AllVideos Plugin

AllVideos (by JoomlaWorks) is truly THE all-in-one media management solution for Joomla! and a classic must-have extension for any Joomla! based website.

You can use the plugin to easily embed media hosted on popular services like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, SoundCloud (and many more) inside your Joomla! articles (or K2, redShop, Virtuemart etc).

Additionally, it allows you to playback almost any video/audio file format hosted on your server or even a remote server, providing great flexibility when it comes to media content embedding. Fun videos, product presentations, audio podcasts, you name it!

1. Dozens of media providers supported like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, MySpace, Flickr Video,, TwitVid, yFrog, SoundCloud & more.
2. Stream your own media content, using the 20+ web compatible video and audio formats like flv, swf, mov, mp4, wmv, wma, mp3, 3gp, webm, ogv, ogg, divx and more.
3. Easily embed your media content either directly from your server or a remote server!
4. Simple controls inside the plugin’s parameters page provide layout consistency on all the videos shown in your Joomla! website. Set your preferences in seconds, publish the plugin and you’re ready to start streaming content!
5. Easy, descriptive syntax for media embedding – tag filename tag. You can also use syntax like tag filename|width|height|autoplay tag (e.g. an “autoplaying” tag he73js82|600|450|1 tag to display videos at different dimensions!
6. Uses MVC templating. Just copy the /tmpl folder included in the plugin, move it to your template’s /html folder and rename it to “jw_allvideos”, then style the output as you wish
7. Mobile/tablet friendly: if you use MP4 for uploaded videos or if you use services like YouTube, Vimeo & Dailymotion, your videos are mobile ready
8. Includes 3 templates: Classic, Framed and Responsive
9. Fully responsive players when using the “Responsive” template
10. Uses the core Joomla! updater
11. Includes the new JW Player v6

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