Today I am going to discuss what are the standard extensions that are need for school website.
Since Joomla 1.6.x is still very new - I will only discuss extensions for Joomla 1.5.x components.
I highly recommend the following:
1. JCE Editor
This is a must for all Joomla websites it is What You See Is What You Get editor for Joomla.
Go to their website http://www.joomlacontenteditor.net/
This is a systems files manager - something like Apple's Finder of Windows's Windows Explorer. You can upload, down, rename, delete and edit files here without using a FTP software.
Go to their website http://extplorer.sourceforge.net/
This is a Document Management system that allows administrators to upload files, organize who can see the files and also track download statistics.
Go to their website http://www.joomlatools.eu/
This is the best multilanguage software for Joomla. Note that this is not a automatic translator like Goolge Translation. This is a software that helps you maintain a multi language website.
Go to their website http://www.joomfish.net/
5. Phoca Gallery
This is the best image gallery component that I have used for Joomla. You can create seperate categories and also insert the gallery into to your content.
Go to their website http://phoca.cz/
6. MySite Site Generator
This is a automatic sitemap generator for your Joomla website. This is a must for all websites.
Go to their website http://bit.ly/992NyU
This is an amazing events components. It has a lot of features and design options
Go to their website http://www.jevents.net/
This is a award winning component for Joomla. It is the easiest to use drag and drop forms component in the markt.
Go to their website http://jforms.mosmar.com/
9. Akeeba Backup
Last in the list but probably my favorite. This is an amazing easy to use simple backup and restore software for Joomla. You can easily move websites from one domain to another in minutes.
Go to their website http://www.akeebabackup.com/