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Lonely Planet named the top 10 best cities to travel to in 2020.  Popular cities like Denver, Dubai, Vancouver, and Washington DC made the list.  Meanwhile, lesser-known cities like Kochi, India; La Paz, Bolivia; Bonn, Germany; and Galway, Ireland are also must-see travel destinations. Salzburg, Austria has been named the top travel destination for the new year.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lonely Planet announced the top ten cities every traveler should visit in 2020, and some of them may surprise you.  Favorites like Denver, Dubai, and Vancouver made the list, but some of the other cities aren't as popular....
The US military has announced that it is planning to send 20,000 soldiers to Europe for the largest US Army exercise in 25 years. Defender 2020 in Europe (Defender-Europe 20) will involve nearly 40,000 troops from the US and its allies and partners in the region, and it will at least in part focus on exercising the US military's ability to surge forces into the theater to respond to a crisis alongside allies and partners.  The Army is also planning a similar exercise in the Pacific as the service looks at what is needed to deter and, if necessary, confront not only...
After Russia's seizure of Crimea in 2014, encounters between Russian and NATO forces became more frequent and, in many cases, less safe. One such encounter between Russian aircraft and the USS Donald Cook in 2016 was the "most aggressive" by the Russians in some time — here's how US sailors captured the tense moments. A senior Navy leader recounted the dangerous 2016 encounters in more detail, saying that in the closest pass a Russian Su-24 fighter's wingtip came within 30 feet of the ship — close enough that "if the guy sneezed he might have buried his wing into the Donald Cook,"...
The North Atlantic was a central battleground during the world wars and the Cold War, serving as the strategic link between the US and Europe. With the opening of a new period of competition between the US and its NATO allies and a resurgent Russia, the North Atlantic is once again vitally important. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Defense Strategy issued by the Defense Department in 2018 declared a new era of great power competition with "revisionist powers" — namely, China and Russia. A new period of tension and competition with Russia has been evident in Europe...
In Austria, the far-right has emerged from a Russia scandal largely intact and is poised to perform well in snap elections on Sunday just four months after the country's government collapsed.  The 2015 migrant crisis and deep anti-immigrant sentiment have empowered far-right parties across Europe. In Austria, the wave of nationalism brought the far-right into a governing coalition with the conservatives in 2017.  The coalition between the conservative party and the far-right cemented former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's popularity and the far right's place in mainstream Austrian politics, while deepening polarization. Like populist parties across Europe, Austria's far-right is characterized by its opposition to...
From impressive architecture to iconic cafes, the city of Prague has plenty to offer. History buffs should make time to visit Wenceslas Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. Travelers looking to experience the best of Prague's nightlife should visit Lucerna Music Bar and Cross Club. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. With enchanting Baroque-style buildings, an ancient castle with stone-built walls, and a river running through the city's center, Prague has a unique charm. While spending nearly five months wandering the cobblestone streets of the Czech Republic's largest city, I came across a number of tourist destinations and hot spots that are...
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Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your Web site sing. But for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in the application framework that makes it possible for developers all around the world to create powerful add-ons that are called Extensions. An Extension is used to add capabilities to Joomla! that do not exist in the base core code. Here are just some examples of the hundreds of available Extensions:

  • Dynamic form builders
  • Business or organisational directories
  • Document management
  • Image and multimedia galleries
  • E-commerce and shopping cart engines
  • Forums and chat software
  • Calendars
  • E-mail newsletters
  • Data collection and reporting tools
  • Banner advertising systems
  • Paid subscription services
  • and many, many, more

You can find more examples over at our ever growing Joomla! Extensions Directory. Prepare to be amazed at the amount of exciting work produced by our active developer community!

A useful guide to the Extension site can be found at:

Types of Extensions

There are five types of extensions:

  • Components
  • Modules
  • Templates
  • Plugins
  • Languages

You can read more about the specifics of these using the links in the Article Index - a Table of Contents (yet another useful feature of Joomla!) - at the top right or by clicking on the Next link below.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 06:00