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With each passing day, the importance and value of social networking are ever increasing. After all, effective social media marketing and networking can help you reach out more customers than simply restricting your online efforts to your website alone. If you have a Joomla website then you realize the importance of social engagement in branding, marketing, and climbing to the top of the search engine ladder.
One of the reasons why Joomla is hailed as a powerful CMS for social networking is because of the impressive array extensions the community has to offer. Depending on your needs, you can create a full feature social media platform or boost social networking with extensions that compliment your existing website. With so many top extensions to choose from, we bring you our top 5 picks that let you capitalize on the power of social media.
We’ll start off with the most popular extension for social sharing on the CMS. Joomla Social Share and Vote Button is a powerful plugin that lets you increase the outreach of your posts across all major social media platforms. You can choose to have social share widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Pinterest accounts and can also add vote buttons on your blogs and other content types. You can now create Buzzfeed-style content and directly get feedback from your audience via votes.
Our Rating: 9/10
JFBConnect is a highly responsive plugin that lets you seamlessly integrate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google accounts as well as features. Yes, by features we mean you can now add Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds on your website as well as your Facebook and Twitter profile page tab to instantly let your audience connect with your social presence from your website. JFBConnect is an ideal extension for websites with good traffic that want to boost presence, engagement, and outreach even more.
Our Rating: 10/10
Joomla YouTube is a simple yet robust extension that seamlessly works on Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.0. The extension lets you add a flash player for YouTube videos in your blogs posts and other content pages by simply adding the URL of a video, playlist, and more. You can also insert starting and ending tags in videos to get your point across in your content with the help of visual content. This extension is perfect for various types of content and media websites and online businesses, especially if you are active on YouTube!
Our Rating: 8/10
Last we have what every website that wants to build on social networking should use; a full-feature live chat extension. For that, we have CometChat which provides multiple language support and real-time translations. Users also get to leverage on the audio and video chat features and can create groups, play games, share emoticons, and much more. The best part? The website admin gets control over which users get access to the live chat feature!
Our Rating: 9/10