Magento – The best Magento Extensions

Here are some of the best Magento extensions that I’ve come across.

  • Magento Live ChatThis free module will provide LiveChat support in Magento.
  • Fontis WYSIWYG EditorThis extension gives you the option to enable a JavaScript WYSIWYG editor to specified admin pages. Currently available editors are: TinyMCE and FCKeditor.
  • Lazzymonks TwitterDisplays Twitter updates in the menu and allows updates from within the admin panel.
  • Events CalendarWith this extension, you can display an events calendar on your website. Events are stored in the database. You can also display the upcoming list of events quickly by calling a block in your template.
  • BlogFull featured blog extension for Magento.
  • RaffleThis module gives you basic functionality to run your own raffles.
  • Customer Groups Configurable CatalogThis extension enables you to hide categories and products from customers depending on the customer group.
  • Exploded MenuReplaces the standard single column drop down with a multi-column dropdown featuring 2nd and 3rd level menu items.
  • Velite Magento SuperstageFunctionality, intuitive interaction and product presentation with really high detailed images are the main features.
  • Magento EasyLightboxThis small extension will help to install Lightbox widget. Installation and configuration will take approximately 5 minutes. No files are replaced and no codding experience needed to install!
  • Magento Exploded MenuReplaces the standard Magento menu with a multi-column drop down menu system.

28 thoughts on “Magento – The best Magento Extensions”

  1. we need more posts like this! magento’s search feature is horrible! i cant find anything in that clutter of extensions.

    i should also mention the best magento extensions are the ones you have to pay for. and they are worth every penny because most come with support straight from the programmers of the extension themselves.

    i dont mind forking over 70 bux for an extension and help out the little guys!

  2. Richard, thanks for putting this together, it was extremely helpful! I agree with Daniel that Magento needs to start looking at building their own search and stop relying on Googles search everything method.

  3. Yeah, we feel your search pain too. We’re actually working on a new search module for Magento that should be released here in the next few months. It will allow for matching based upon titles, is 100X more relevant to the phrase being used, and more. Stay tuned

  4. I like the look of the exploded menu add on in the default theme, we use Modern so would have to see what it turns out like.

    The wysiwyg editor is really handy for making the product features nice, it gets a bit text saturated with no nice way to break it up. The ability to quickly format the text is very good.

    I might also try out the live chat function as well, although i’d want to know if its worth it within our niche, it looks nbad if we cant talk to the customer straight away, and that may be the case sometimes.

    Thanks for the list!

  5. Has anybody found a working search extension yet. I got scammed by a company offering a sphinx search module that appeared to pick up even with spelling mistakes. Everything they had seemed fine except they either went bust or made it just to rip people off. There were reports of a few sites working until their servers were switched off and all the licenses failed.

    If anybody can come up with something i think they could probably retire on the profits just from single module.

  6. Hi, great article. I used some of these to build miniwardrobe,.com. is there any possibility that I can get the free exploded menu extension that you have reviewed here. Coz now it is missing from magento repository. please email me if you can.

    much appreciated.

  7. Please can anyone tell me where can i find free exploded menu for magento it is missing in the link mentioned above. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  8. I have yet to still find an extension that enhances the search time of magento’s search engine. Most are directed at enhancing the relevance of searches but not with the speed of returned results.

    I am currently using Better Store Search and that is good for relevance (for the most part) but not speed and magento search is slow!

    If anyone knows of one please let me know!

  9. Well, the AW Blog is NOT a full featured blog extension. It won’t support multilingual sites, meaning you can’t have and URLs. This means that if someone is viewing the post and switches the language to Spanish, that user will get a 404 error. Poor design. Hope you can recommend something else for a blog. the EM Blog extension has the same issue. Please help!

  10. Hey Richard, Thanks for sharing the modules…. Live chat & EasyLightbox are very useful…. Thanks once again… Keep it up.

  11. Hey Richard,

    Thanks for the great list! Magento Extensions are powerful tool which take ecommerce business to the highest level! Functionality of your store – increasing store productivity and store conversion rate. Magento extensions will help store stick out from the crowd and add outstanding functionality as well as improve navigation and look of online store.


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