Today, we received an announcement from the folks at Joomla! which we couldn't pass up. The Joomla CMS has been downloaded more than 50 million times. Just as impressive, Joomla is currently being download at 1 million downloads a month.
Joomla is used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. A few other milestones to note is that Joomla is also currently the world’s second most utilized CMS behind WordPress and ahead of Drupal. If you do the math, that translates to 3.1% of all the world’s Web properties now run on the Joomla platform. Joomla! is also claiming that about 630,000 people have had input into the CMS since its launch in 2005.
“This is a huge milestone for the Joomla community that can be traced back to the tireless work of hundreds of thousands of contributors,” said Paul Orwig, President of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. “Joomla and its collaborative community have continued to build truly versatile software that fuels its widespread adoption. We are encouraged by the rate of growth and will continue to provide the most powerful and flexible tools needed to improve the digital world.”
The Joomla! open source community attributes this milestone and continued growth in the number of websites using their CMS to:
Joomla continues to see adoption in every imaginable industry from nonprofits to some of the world's largest financial institutions. With government adoption, the CMS now powers around 3,200 government agencies’ websites, blogs and Intranets across 204 countries.
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