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14 March, 2023
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Best Plugins and Extensions for Joomla 4.x Part 1

14 March, 2023

Content management systems (CMS) such as Joomla allow users with limited experience and technical skills to simply build and launch their own website.

Joomla is not only the system itself on which the website is based. It is also the templates and extensions that affect the look and functionality of the site.

In our article, we will take a look at some of the best extensions that you can install on your Joomla site and significantly increase its functionality and capabilities.

What is Joomla?

Joomla-based websites account for more than 1.5 million sites worldwide. This is a very good result. Joomla is a project dating back to 2005, when a few developers working with Mambo (a popular web development tool) decided to create Joomla.

Joomla will help you create all types of websites, including personal blogs, business, corporate, government websites, news outlets, online shops and more. Set-up is simple and content management is intuitive and accessible to everyone. The Joomla CMS in the latest version 4.x is strongly praised for its SEO-friendly default configuration, security features and multilingual content support.

An additional advantage for users is the detailed documentation and also access to a global community of developers and users where help can be counted on.

What should you know about Joomla extensions?

The Joomla CMS system is the foundation of a website. This is because it allows you to easily fire up and manage your website. However, it has limited features, and certainly not as many as you may need. To go a step further and discover the true potential of the CMS you will need to install some extensions for Joomla that can infinitely extend its functionality.

Depending on the nature of your website, you may have specific requirements that a Joomla installation alone may not be able to meet. There are plenty of free and commercial extensions available on the market to extend the functionality of your site.

The question is whether you know what you need. We'll try to help you find the answer to this question by presenting extensions that we think will make a difference.

Top 3 Joomla extensions

Which extensions you might need depends largely on what you want to achieve on your website. We have put together our most popular add-ons for Joomla 4.x. We hope they will be perfect for your project. Whether you decide to use them or not, they will certainly show you how easy it is to improve the functionality of your Joomla site using them.


DJ-Classifieds is a Joomla 4.x classified ads extension purposed for creating ads portal.

The classified ads extension is suitable to create any classifieds. It does not matter if you want to create a general ads section, job listing, real-estate ads, dating portal, or city portal classifieds.

DJ Classifieds comes with many useful features and brings you extra revenue by monetizing the many options available to users.

Most important DJ-Classifieds features are:

  • Auctions Buy now feature
  • Watermarks Email templates
  • HTML5 geolocation option to edit ads by unregistered users
  • Conditional fields
  • Recurring payments
  • multi-upload Search in defined radius from Post Code. Now user can search classifieds only at a certain distance from his place.
  • Possibility to display extra fields in category (table or blog) view. 
  • 'Move to the top of the list' feature - users can move their ads to the top of the list. And you can charge for that.
  • Jomsocial integration plugin included
  • Community Builder integration
  • Yandex Maps support
  • Easy social integration
  • GDPR component integration.
  • Responsive templates support
  • Payment plugins - Payment plugins allow you to charge for classifieds with different payment methods.
  • Types - Types are like additional categorization for adverts. You can use it for things like "free," "exchange," or whatever comes to your mind.
  • Duration - If you want to charge a different price for the amount of time the advert is published, you can add unlimited durations.
  • Monetize - Place any banner or AdSense ad in different module positions inside the component!
  • There are plenty of module positions inside the component that you can evaluate for your promotional or other purposes.
  • Locations - Highly configurable locations set up. Set country and almost any location scenario (country-state-city, or country-city-suburb-street, etc.), Works with google maps module, Unlimited locations
  • Categories - Unlimited categories, Categories with images, Display amount of adverts in a category, Individual rates for category (you can charge for posting into a certain category), Restrict category to certain user groups
  • Extra fields - In DJ Classifieds, you can set an unlimited set of custom fields to fit them into business areas your site will advertise.
  • Show Google Maps on click
  • Microdata tags support
  • Print for ads
  • Batch Processing


DJ-Catalog2 is a Joomla 4.x directory and eCommerce extension, allowing to build a modern directory or eCommerce website quick and easy. 

DJ-Catalog2 is simple to set up and provides responsive output without the need for advanced configuration.  The  component integrates with the site's template and design. It also has multilingual and RTL support.

What’s more, the site admin can easily manage an unlimited amount of:

  • directory categories and subcategories
  • directory products (also child products/product's variants!)
  • producers
  • images
  • videos
  • attachments
  • custom fields
  • locations
  • customers
  • queries

DJ-Catalog2 directory extension comes with many features needed for a successful directory website!

Main DJ-Catalog2 features are:  

  • making orders by registered or guest users,
  • possibility to create various payment and delivery methods,
  • basic stock control,
  • Payment methods
  • Delivery methods
  • product combinations,
  • and VAT handling,
  • compare products,
  • tiered pricing (unique feature)
  • Product types
  • Address book
  • Product weight and dimensions - including product combinations
  • Coupon generator
  • User/customer extra fields support
  • Custom order statuses
  • Invoice/proforma attached to emails
  • Simply setup the directory /catalog into your Joomla site!


DJ-MegaMenu is a modern, highly configurable, accessible (WCAG/Section 508/ADA) Joomla 4.x menu system. Users can decide how many columns per each menu they want to have, what modules, icons, and effects and use them in their menu items. The menu can be displayed in a vertical or horizontal layout. Users can add anything they want to the menu (from custom HTML to any module). Thanks to the color customizer, it’s possible to create unlimited variations of the menu.

DJ Mega Menu comes with mobile button options, allowing to display the mobile menu button in 3 different ways: icon, icon, and text, or text only.

Main DJ MegaMenu features are:

  • the sticky menu,
  • animations,
  • menu layouts,
  • dropdown directions,
  • columns width
  • responsive and mobile optimized
  • display any of Bootstrap's or Font Awesome icons in any size
  • many effects (30 to choose from)
  • choose the speed and delay time of closing the menu.


There are thousands of official extensions in the Joomla extensions directory and many more offered via 3rd party. Extensions turn Joomla into an extremely versatile platform and a great base for a wide range of web projects.

Choosing the right extensions can seem daunting, but knowing your exact needs will simplify the task and help you choose only the best tools. We hope that the extensions we present in the summary above can be useful for you and that you find something that fits perfectly to your website. 

We will soon publish the second part of our summary - stay tuned.

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