Joomla! Extension Directory FAQs
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- 1 Extensions' submission, approval and rejection
- 1.1 How do I list my extension in the extensions site?
- 1.2 How long do I need to wait before my extension is approved?
- 1.3 Why was my extension rejected from being listed?
- 1.4 How can I help to speed up my extension's approval time?
- 1.5 Can I submit Joomla! 1.0 compatible extensions?
- 1.6 Can I submit non-GPL licensed extensions?
- 2 Reviews
- 3 Categorization
- 3.1 Can I suggest some changes to categorization?
- 3.2 Which category should I publish my extension?
- 3.3 Can I submit multiple listings at different categories for the same extension?
- 3.4 Can I have my extensions listed at different categories?
- 3.5 What should I do if my extension is suitable to be listed in multiple categories?
- 4 Directory
- 4.1 When is an extension considered ‘Popular’?
- 4.2 For how long is the tag ‘Just Added’ used?
- 4.3 What is the calculation for an extension to be ‘Top Rated’?
- 4.4 What is the calculation for an extension to be ‘Most Popular’?
- 4.5 How is ‘Most Reviewed’ list calculated?
- 4.6 When is an extension listed in ‘Recently Updated’ page?
- 4.7 How are extensions selected to be shown in JED's front page?
- 4.8 What component is used to manage Joomla! Extensions Directory?
- 5 The JED Team
Extensions' submission, approval and rejection
How do I list my extension in the extensions site?
Information on how to list extensions in the extensions site is available here: http://extensions.joomla.org/help2?start=2
How long do I need to wait before my extension is approved?
JED is run by a team of volunteers who contribute their time and effort to manage the directory. Because of this, the approval time is largely based on the team's availability. 14 days is a reasonable time to wait before your extension is looked in to. You can get an estimate on our approval rate by looking at the number of extensions ahead of yours that are also pending approval. This information can be found by logging in to your JED account, go to 'My Page' and click 'Edit' on the extension that is pending approval.
Why was my extension rejected from being listed?
Some of the common reasons extensions are rejected:
- extension cannot be downloaded or found on the site.
- extension does not install.
- extension is not licensed under GPL.
- extension is not compatible with Joomla! 1.5.
- does not have permission to use Joomla trademark.
How can I help to speed up my extension's approval time?
There are several ways you can help the extension submission process go faster and smoother. As you may know, the Joomla! Extension Directory is supported by volunteers and it takes time to go through all the extensions. You can help to speed up the approval process by making sure your extension:
- uses GPL license.
- is compatible with Joomla! 1.5.
- has valid links.
- is installable on Joomla! 1.5 unless your submission is submitted under Tools category.
- follows Joomla's Logo and Brand guidelines.
- has permission to use Joomla trademark if your extension or site uses Joomla!'s trademark.
- is downloadable by front-end/public/guest user.
- is installable without error.
Can I submit Joomla! 1.0 compatible extensions?
Begining March 31st 2009, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.0 compatible-only extensions. However, it is perfectly OK if your extension is compatible with Joomla! 1.0 and Joomla! 1.5. Read http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/629-jed-will-phase-out-joomla-10-extensions-in-june-2009.html for more information.
Can I submit non-GPL licensed extensions?
No. Begining March 1st 2009, only Joomla! extensions licensed under the GNU GPL will be accepted into the JED. Read this blog post for more information - http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/636-jed-to-be-gpl-only-by-july-2009.html
Why was my review of an extension is rejected, removed and/or edited?
The following are some reasons why your review may have been rejected, removed or edited:
- Spam and/or self-promotion.
- Feature requests. Send feature requests to the developer.
- Support requests. Send support requests to the developer.
- Bug reports. Send bug reports to the developer.
- Your review does not show that you used the extension.
- Not a review of the product.
- Putting some type of code. The review section doesn't like code languages.
- Commercial disputes. Instead, report the extension.
- Complaints about licenses, download policies, and version compatibility.
I submitted a review yesterday but it is not shown yet, why?
All reviews are being manually approved by the Editorial Team, and some submissions will be considered borderline and therefore gets a comment and awaits a second opinion from another editor.
How can I change or delete a review that I submitted earlier?
Please use the ‘Report this review’ button next to the review, and explain what changes you would like added or if you wish to have the review removed in order to be able to submit a new and updated review. By using the ‘Report this review’ we will be able to see that the request is made by the same user who originally created the review.
How can I as a developer get in contact with this particular reviewer?
You can´t. Identity of JED users will never be revealed. What we can do is to invite a user to contact developer when developer wants to help out with an issue raised in reviews. Developer should then provide us with contact details, and then we will provide this information to the user.
Can I suggest some changes to categorization?
Categories in JED is constantly evolving to cope with the increasing amount of extensions. We strive to provide a good categorization to fit all extensions listed in JED. If you feel that an extension deserved to be in another existing or new category, please use the "Report This" button and let us know about your suggestion. You can also post your feedback to our forum.
Which category should I publish my extension?
If you are unsure where to publish your extension, a good starting point would be to look at other related extensions and find where they are listed.
Can I submit multiple listings at different categories for the same extension?
No. You are allowed to list your extension once in a category in JED.
Can I have my extensions listed at different categories?
No. Extensions can be listed in one category only.
What should I do if my extension is suitable to be listed in multiple categories?
We suggest that you use the Description field in your extension listing to communicate the suitability of your extension in other areas.
When is an extension considered ‘Popular’?
Extension will be shown as ‘Hot’ when it has an average of 150 views or more per day.
For how long is the tag ‘Just Added’ used?
An extension will be tagged as ‘Just Added’ for 14 days from the days it is approved and published.
What is the calculation for an extension to be ‘Top Rated’?
An extension has to have at least 15 votes to be eligible to be listed as Top Rated Extension. Top Rated extensions are ordered by the average rating given by users.
What is the calculation for an extension to be ‘Most Popular’?
Extensions with the highest view of all time are listed in Popular Extensions.
How is ‘Most Reviewed’ list calculated?
Extensions with the highest number of reviews are listed in Most Reviewed.
When is an extension listed in ‘Recently Updated’ page?
Extensions will be listed in Recently Update here when they are updated with new version.
How are extensions selected to be shown in JED's front page?
There are 4 main modules in JED's front page.
- Random New Extensions module randomly shows 12 extensions added in the past 4 weeks. All extensions added in this period have equal chance of appearing in the module.
- New and Noteworthy module shows 4 most viewed extensions added in the past 2 weeks. In another words, these are popular new extensions added in the past 2 weeks. Additionally, only listings that have uploaded image are considered in this module.
- Recently Updated module shows 12 most recently updated extensions in JED. Extensions are considered 'updated' when their version information is changed.
- Random Extensions module randomly shows 2 extensions with image.
What component is used to manage Joomla! Extensions Directory?
The JED Team
The current JED Editorial Team consists of:
- Lee Cher Yeong
- Geoff Cheung
- Victor Drover
- Toni Marie
- Aaron St. George
- Norm Douglas
- Peter van Westen
- Pierre Gazzola