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Joomla! CMS Downloads Surpass 30 MillionAdoption of Joomla Content Management System for Websites, Blogs and Intranets Grows 40 Percent From March 2011 to March 2012 (April 04, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 04/04/12 -- 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 30 million times. The organization attributes the continued growth in the number of individuals, companies and organizations using the CMS to:
- An aggressive development roadmap -- With the release of Joomla 1.7 in July 2011, the CMS began adhering to a six-month release cycle meaning more product enhancements being introduced more often. These compelling new features include multi-database support, one-click version updating, pre-defined search options and language specific font settings.
- An explosion of extensions -- More than 2,000 Joomla extensions have been introduced since March 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 agencies adopting 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. However, organizations using Joomla aren't just isolated to government agencies. Recently, an analyst firm confirmed Joomla powers at least 1.6 million websites.
"It is an exciting time for Joomla given its strong position powering 2.7 percent of the Web combined with its unique opportunity to influence the next wave of mobile and cloud web development," said Paul Orwig, the new President and former Treasurer of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. "The platform split that enables Joomla to be used for developing mobile and cloud computing apps is a welcomed new wave of innovation for the Joomla community."
As of the end of March 2011, Joomla was downloaded about 22 million times, meaning its adoption rate has grown about 40 percent over the last year. Joomla began keeping track of the number of CMS downloads in 2007. However, the Joomla CMS was first made available in 2005, which means the real number of downloads is presumably much higher.
Joomla is one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS). With 2.7 percent of the Web running on Joomla, it is used for everything from small personal websites and blogs to some of the largest enterprise, highest trafficked websites and Intranets including those operated by Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's, Sony, many large nations and more. Due to its power and elegance, the most inexperienced user to the most seasoned web developer can use it. Since its inception in 2005, Joomla has been 100 percent community owned and operated. The Joomla community does not rely on contributions from large software development companies and the project is a true collaboration of thousands of open source developers and millions of everyday users who account for its software being downloaded more than 30 million times to date. For more information, visit www.joomla.org.
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