The Joomla! Extensions Directory currently lists 8,868 different extensions designed to add functionality to the Joomla! core. Everything you can think of is there, from appointment booking and holiday let components through forums and security packages to map and weather add-ons, including some that could only be described as 'niche products' (fancy running your own World of Warcraft Guild, anyone?). But most of these extensions are provided by third parties rather than the Joomla! development team, and while the review system can be helpful they are not quality-assured. In each newsletter, we'll feature an extension that has been thoroughly tried and tested on Zipfish sites. If you see something you like, get in touch!
This month's extension is AcyMailing, the email list component that provides the newsletter you're reading. It comes in three versions: Starter (free), Essential (£21 per year), and Enterprise (£64 per year), and for most users the free version (the one used here) is fine. Here are some of the features that make AcyMailing so useful: