Development, Development Tools

Sidekick is a dedicated Joomla extension with the mission to make Joomla developer's life easier and better. Less time for work and more time for your family.

TLDR: Sidekick is the Joomla developer's Swiss Knife.

Sidekick is developed by Solidres Team. We've been working as Joomla developers for more than 10 years and still growing strong. Our products are not just for end-users, we also develop tools to support our fellow Joomla developers by help them to work more efficiently.

Main features:

1. Source Tree

Source Tree is a simple yet powerful file manager, it does not include too many features like another advanced file manager, therefore, it works faster and more efficient. Source Tree allows you to browse files and directories in your Joomla site, it also allows you to perform actions on files and folders like editing, downloading, uploading, renaming, deleting, compressing. One of the strongest features of Source Tree is the code search which allows you to search through all files and folders in your Joomla site, it is helpful when you develop or debug your online Joomla site when your advanced text editor or IDE is almost useless.

2. Log rotation

The log rotation feature allows you to rotate log files by deleting it or compress & store it when it reaches the thresholds that you set the number of days or the log file size. It is extremely helpful for the site which has a lot of activity in log files and you want to have better control over them. Last but not least, you can download and view Joomla log files via Sidekick.

3. Variable dumping for debugging remotely and conveniently

Do you still debug your online site with var_dump or echo statements? Or do you find it time-consuming to set up xdebug on the online site? Let forget all of them and start using Sidekick variable dumping for debugging remotely in a clean and new way with the help of Chrome’s PHP Console extension, more details can be found in our tutorial.

4. One click to toggle Joomla development mode and clean Joomla cache

Are you tired of having to enable Joomla Debug System, then change the Error Reporting and disable the Joomla Cache each time you want to debug a Joomla site, then revert all of them when you are done? Let Sidekick simplifies them for you with just one click.

5. Backup and restore modules for each installed template

If you have to work on multiple Joomla templates in a single Joomla site, each template has different module positions system, you will find it is a nightmare to adjust the module positions each time after you switched your template. The Sidekick can back up the modules for each template and restore them with just one click, it makes working with multiple Joomla templates a lot easier than before.

I has several useful feature for joomla site admin, definitely make joomla management task a lot easier and more convenient
Ease of use
easy, but some features will require joomla development experience to fully utilize it
very good
Value for money
I used this to: managing joomla sites


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Last updated:
Oct 13 2022
1 year ago
Date added:
Apr 05 2018
GPLv2 or later
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