Five of the 'Best Social Media Extensions' for Joomla
Joomla is a widely used content management system which is developing fast. Though it is not yet developed like other content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress, it has a vast collection of extensions and modules to make your website exciting. The lack of support for Joomla can be attributed to the lack of developers and those who are developing plugins and extensions for Joomla are indeed doing a good job by providing as many plugins as possible. It has about 9,000 plugins, but its rivals boast lots more and this leaves Joomla behind by many steps. There are many areas in which Joomla needs to develop. However, you can develop a decent website with the available extensions. Providing social media extensions on your website is essential to promote your website and business. Therefore, I’ve explained briefly about the top five social media extensions below.
JoomFB is easy to install and use, and it comes with an array of good features. It lets you post your Joomla content on your personal or business Facebook page. You can easily post multiple entries or entries providing different information under sub tabs within a single tab. The plugin includes Feed, Friends, Invite Comments, and other FB tools. You can install it by registering and the installation might take about 20 minutes.
This extension lets you add a button anywhere on your webpages. Adding this extension will let you take your visitors to social networking sites and let them share the link to your webpage with their contacts. This is one of the best extensions that are simple to use and bring good results. You can easily encourage social bookmarking of your website on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Digg, and more.
JomSocial is another extension that will help you a great deal in promoting your website. Using this you can not only enable easy social bookmarking but also interact with the visitors. It brings with it a lot of features that ease the process of virtual socializing. You can add photo galleries, designs, customized profiles, templates and activity streams to interact with your visitors. Moreover, the features also help you keep your visitors engaged so there are more chances of them effecting a transaction with you.
This plugin adds a button called Tweet Me to your webpages. Using this, your visitors can share the content that they find interesting and useful on your website with their followers. You can easily get noticed in the world of Twitter if you use this plugin and provide killer content on your website. Besides providing custom hash tags, this plugin also provides ten URL shortening services to help you increase the traffic.
You can add links to an array of social networking sites by installing this plugin just once. It includes most of the popular social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit, and so on. You can customize the appearances of the buttons and add more buttons for the social networks you want to link.
These are some of the interesting and useful social media plugins for your Joomla website. You can easily increase the traffic to your website by installing these plugins. However, try different combinations and keep what works best.