In the last class that I taught in NYC, the students requested that I create a 'best of' of a 'must have tool list' for joomla! So I figured, why not.
Some things to think about...
1. Should I just install all of these components on a blank site, and make a backup of it, and use it as a 'base site' for all of my sites? No. Everything I build a Joomla! site, I always go back to see what the newest and the greatest for each tool will be. Although mentally I always use this list, personally I prefer building up my site from scratch...
2. So do I just use free or commercial or subscription tools? This depends, some tools I get 'freebies', while many others when I have the opportunity I do chose to purchase a subscription. Let's support those amazing developers out there that are building tools for us, so we can make amazing websites!
So here is my list:
- Akeeba Backup
- Akeeba admin tools
- ignite gallery
- jce editor
- nice social icons
- twitter feed
I hope this helps all of you out there!