Below is a list of the most downloaded Joomla Extensions. These extensions are used in Joomla installations the most, likely have the best functionality, support and user base for questions. Always look at the reviews and ratings at http://extensions.joomla.org before loading any extension. Keep the number of extensions installed on your site to a minimum, as each extension requires upgrading and runs the risk of: conflicts with other extensions, adding files that slow webpage download speed and present an increase security risks. Only use trustworthy and highly rated extensions that work with your version of Joomla and keep up to date with new releases of Joomla.

Many popular Joomla extensions are free, but have additional components or functionality that require payment. Others have a cost up front, but save you hours of website management time.

This list is not intended as an endorsement of any of the Joomla Extensions listed. It is purely for your reference. Always do your own research. Be sure to look at Joomla's vulnerable extension list when researching extensions. Backup your entire site and database before installing any extension. Extensions shown in this list are all Joomla 3 compatible.

Click on the name of the extension in the table below to read more about this Joomla extension.

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Akeeba Backup Creates a full backup of your Joomla site in a single archive. This includes all of the folders and files and/or the database. It allows you to backup your site for safety and for moving your site to a different folder or web host. This backup process works on large or small Joomla installations. This is a highly rated extension and popular. FREE BACKUP & SITE SECURITY
JCE - Joomla Content Editor Installs a configurable text editor based on the TinyMCE editor that comes included with Joomla. The JCE text editor expands the functionality of the basic text editor with interfaces for attaching class names and other attributes to content elements, creating tables with ease, uploading and managing media, and many other features. JCE is highly rated and popular. FREE EDITORS
K2 K2 is a popular content builder application. It allows you to create Joomla articles with additional standardized fields for images, videos, galleries and attachments. This extension aids in keeping your web page standardized no matter who is creating the content. This is good for product catalogs, standardized listings and user blogs. K2 has a fairly high rating. FREE CONTENT CONSTRUCTION
ZOO ZOO is a flexible content application builder for managing your website's content. You can create your own custom content types, including forms, product catalogs and adding ratings. Allows for drag and drop arrangement for the layout of your page's content. Allows you to easily connect to social sites like Facebook and Twitter. ZOO is not as highly rated as other similar extensions. FREE CONTENT CONSTRUCTION
Breezing Forms Allows for the creation of forms and surveys. Create contact forms, registration forms, payment forms, opinion surveys. Allows addition of Google maps. Includes different levels of from creation for the novice to the web developer. Multi-language and captcha compatibility. Forms can work with mobile devices, connect with email notifications, payment options, file attachments and database storage. Breezing Forms is very highly rated and popular. PAID FORMS & SURVEYS
Reumer Tech This extension installs a plugin for displaying Google Maps within Articles or modules. Add markers with info windows, change settings for the Google map overlays, use alternate fonts, add weather information, map overlays, multiple maps, and more. This extension is highly rated and popular. FREE  GOOGLE MAPS
acyMailing This extension allows you to create newsletters and email marketing. It includes subscriber management tools for mailing lists and sending personalized newsletters. Provides methods for complying with local regulations for emails. Allows import of user information from CSV and other formats. Integrates with Joomla articles. Offers multi-language support. acyMailing is highly rated and popular. FREE NEWSLETTER & MARKETING
EasyBlog  The Easy Blog extension is for managing personal, club or business blogs. It includes integration with social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Supports multi-authors and front-end logging in. Manages images and videos. Provides multiple blog templates and viewable on mobile devices. EasyBlog is highly rated and popular. PAID  BLOG