One of the most important advantages of CMS software like Joomla 1.6 is, that they are expandable. You can either have a very simple website with a few articles on it, or you can have a more complex website with a photo gallery, thumbs up-thumbs down feature, content rating, user review section, advanced contact form or any other extension you can think of.
The great thing is that you can create a quality website for free. You download a free joomla template from themegoat and you add some free extensions. Sometimes you will need a paid joomla extension, but for the most webmasters that’s not the case. Most free joomla 1.5 and 1.6 extensions will work just fine.
So here are some of the best free joomla 1.6 extensions:
Photo Gallery extension
Simple Image Gallery is a free photo gallery extension for Joomla. You can download it here. It’s super fast, easy to use and easy to install.
Search Engine Friendly links
Good search engine rankings is the goal of the most websites. Better rank means more customers. That’s why JoomSef was created. This extension will make your Joomla links search engine friendly, it will help you with the meta tags and sitemaps. Download it here.
Editor for Joomla
The Joomla editor is not the best. This is why JoomlaCK Editor is a must-have extension. It will add more functions to your editor and it’s a very powerful tool. Download it here.
Guestbook extension for Joomla
If you are looking for a bit of interaction then you may be interested in a guesbook, where everybody can post a short message. One of the best solutions is Phoca Guestbook. This extension will keep spammers away with an integrated captcha system. Download it here.
If you know other great extensions, that I have forgotten to mention, please leave a comment below.