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With boom of Internet in high-tech life, social media is one of the most powerful way to improve your site's performance. Hence, usage of social extensions for your Joomla site is a smart way to spread your site out and keep up with movement of the world's trend. What happening on social media will stay on Google forever!. And here's the Top 10 Joomla social extensions to help you easily develop your site. Various choices for you!

1. Fast Social Share

Fast social share buttons is a powerful social share plugin that allow you to display social share buttons for most social network like twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn without slowing down your site performance and avoid irritating users. With this plugin you can also choose to embed buttons automatically in articles filtering by categories, or choose to use the standard Joomla! plugin syntax to embed buttons wherever you want.

2. Joomla Social Stream

Joomla Social Stream extension is an amazing solution to combine all of your different social interactions into a single network stream or displays them on a Wall in masonry style. JUX Social Stream supports 15 social network channels, which helps you easily know what is happening in the world without accessing every single one. Kill two birds with one stone, right?

Like its name, this module is a “stream”, a magical stream. Every social post will be automatically updated and displayed in List layout or Masonry layout style.  It’s so time- saving, right? Now let’s think of what you can do in free time!

3. EasySocial

EasySocial extension allows you to start your own social network on Joomla! Fast and easy. Instantly engage and interact with your members with one extension on your desktop, smartphones and tablets. EasySocial membership and registration flow is highly customizable for a wide range of community websites. 

4. CoalaWeb Social Links

CoalaWeb Social Links is a Joomla extension designed to help site visitors share content on your site as well as follow you through a variety of social networks. You can choose which Share and Follow Us links to display depending on your website needs plus it's packed full of other configuration options to make it as flexible as possible.

CoalaWeb Social Links is a complete social media package to help your site visitors bookmark content, follow you through a variety of social networks and vote for particular content with social buttons.

5. Ampz Social Share Buttons

Ampz Social Share buttons can display sharing buttons on multiple positions at the same time for the popular social networks including WhatsApp. It’s responsive, fast and compatible with all Joomla components! now with Social Sharing statistics dashboard!

6. JUX Facebook Events

Facebook Events extension is an indispensable Joomla module to combine all different Facebook events on your fan page into a single stream and help you easily manage them.

JUX Facebook Events is easy to customize with fully control back-end feature. Just a click and your site will have interface as you wish. It offers 4 detail page styles and 2 layout styles that are Calendar and List. Also, it offers sidebar option, which means you can totally display your events with humble space. To get it worked, the ID of your Facebook fan page where you created events is required.

7. Joomla Social Tabs

Wow, another social extension is released by JoomlaUX developer that has got extremely good reviews from users. It helps to combine 16 social network profiles and unlimited feeds display into slick slide out or static tab with directly real time update on your site. Joomla Social Tabs will help you get real - time updates from social network without hassles.

So what makes it outstanding and worthy to use? Social Tabs can be displayed in 2 styles on your content page:

-Sliding tabs:  is a kind of hidden tab. Normally, it will show up as social network’s button and when you click to those buttons, it will slide out a tab which contains your social site’s posts.

-Static tabs:  this style always show social tab on your page content and it cannot be hidden.

Actually, JUX Social Tabs and JUX Social Stream are always the perfect couple you really need to touch.

8. Joomla Social Share and Vote button

Social Share/Vote Button is a popular Joomla plugin that shows social share or vote button in articles / content. It contains all popular social networks or share/bookmark sites that supports button/badge for vote/share. By this way, you can boost users’ interaction and bring a lot benefits to your site. Give it a try?

9. Disqus Comments

Disqus Comments (for Joomla) integrates the popular Disqus comments system & service into any Joomla! based website. Disqus is a service and tool for web comments and discussions - currently the most popular comments-as-a-service provider worldwide. It makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community. If commenting is the best way to show users’ interest, why don’t you make it more convenient and effortless?

10. Joomla Social Content Locker Module

Social Content Locker extension is a really worthy to use. It turns out to be a magical module to get more social interactions for your site. How it works?

 Basically, it automatically locks your most valuable content such as video, article, link… created on Joomla content behind a set of social buttons until users tweet, share, or like your page. To get it worked, your content must be valuable and attractive to users, otherwise it will become a double-edged sword!

 

Additionally, this module supports 4 largest networks that are: Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter with 7 social buttons. Is that enough for you? Let’s get started to improve your website performance right now!

Are you interested in which extensions?

Actually, there is a forest of Joomla social extension out there for you to choose, but take a suitable one that suites your taste is a different story.  I hope this article can partially help you, and basically, this is my opinion after review those extensions. If you have any other ideas, feel free to share by commenting under this post! Follow us to update latest tips and guides.


                                                                                    

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