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Joomla! Reaches 36 Million Downloads

Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to intranets, today announced that it has been downloaded more than 36 million times. The organization attributes the continued growth in the number of individuals, companies and organizations using the CMS to:

  • An aggressive development roadmap -- Joomla 3.0 launched in September 2012 completely optimizing the CMS for mobile devices.
  • An explosion of extensions -- More than 1,500 Joomla extensions have been introduced since November 2011. These extensions developed by Joomla's community of thousands of developers provide added features not found in the core Joomla CMS. By providing compelling new features, these extensions drive Joomla's widespread adoption in every imaginable industry from non-profits to some of the world's largest financial institutions.
  • A significant number of government agenciesadopting Joomla -- Joomla powers about 3,100 government agencies' websites, blogs and Intranets. Some features that have driven government adoption include one click version updates, access control oversight, multilingual capabilities, and the Joomla Platform that enables developers to build multi-purpose, multi-device applications like mobile and cloud computing apps and enterprise business systems that can run independent from the core CMS.

"It is an exciting time for Joomla given its strong position powering almost 3.0 percent of the web," said Paul Orwig, President, Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. "Joomla is truly a collaborative community-driven software project developed with the feedback gathered from nearly 2.7 million Joomla forum posts, more than 587,000 Joomla forum members and data from more than 10,000 Joomla extensions. We applaud all who have been involved and helped us reach this milestone."

  • Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3 Released

    Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on or around April 30th, 2014.

    A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.3 release! Joomla! 3.3 will be our most stable release ever. Right now we're at about 380 commits since 3.2.3's release with 41 different people contributing to those commits (not including testers...

  • Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2 Released

    Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on or around April 22nd, 2014.

    A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.3 release! Joomla! 3.3 will be our most stable release ever. Right now we're at about 320 commits since 3.2.3's release with 41 different people contributing to those commits (not including testers...

  • Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta Released

    Joomla! CMS 3.3 - Do More

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on or around April 22nd, 2014.

    A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.3 release! Joomla! CMS 3.3 will be our most stable release ever. Right now we're at about 290 commits since 3.2.3's release with 39 different people contributing to those commits...

  • Joomla Community Magazine | April 2014

    JCM March 2014

    The April issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    What’s New in the Joomla! Community Magazine?, by Alice Grevet

    Project News

    Leadership Highlights April 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg
    Roundup from JUG Corner - March 2014, by Ruth Cheesley

    Developers

    Practical Development 3: Project, by Marco Dings

    Sitebuilders

    10 Tips for a Fast Joomla Website, by Simon Kloostra
    Core Features I want from the Components I Choose, by Randy Carey
    Migration SEO Tips Series - Part 1 - Planning Your Link Migration Strategy, by Ruth Cheesley

    Feature Stories

    Case Study...

  • Joomla! 3.2.3 Released

    Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone

    Security ReleaseThe Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.3 which is a security release and also resolves a significant number of issues and bugs.

    If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2, we urge you to apply this update immediately via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended as soon as possible.