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Joomla Wins the Packt Open Source CMS Award

Joomla has won the Packt Publishing award for the top open source CMS.

Now in its sixth year, many consider the Packt Open Source Award as a top honor for an open source project. Joomla won the award based on a combination of public voting and input by a panel of judges consisting of open source luminaries.

Julian Copes of Packt Publishing said:

“Although around since 2005, Joomla really reinvented itself this year with the introduction of Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, the first product releases for the CMS since 2008. Furthermore, Joomla realized dramatic growth this year as evidenced by its number of downloads and documented government sites powered by Joomla. We are proud to honor Joomla with its third Packt Open Source Award since we launched it six years ago.”

Joomla previously won the same award, the Packt Open Source CMS Award, in 2006 and also won the Packt Best PHP Open Source CMS Award 2007. Some of the milestones the open source CMS reached this year that contributed to it winning the Packt award include:

  • Joomla surpassed 26 million downloads. Although it launched in 2005, this number is only from 2007 to the present since that is when Joomla began documenting downloads.
  • It documented more than 2,900 government sites worldwide powered by Joomla. These include the U.S. Central Command, U.K. Ministry of Defense and many more.
  • Info-Tech Research recently confirmed Joomla powers more than 1.5 million websites. These include Citibank, eBay, General Electric and many more.

Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters, the not-for-profit created to provide organizational, legal and financial support to the Joomla project, said:

“Joomla’s documented growth over the past year is a bi-product of our broad, diverse community spanning hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The people and open source experts have spoken with this award and we are honored that they have acknowledged what all of these people in our community passionately believe — Joomla is the absolutely best platform to power websites, Intranets and blogs.”

Joomla Community Magazine | November 2011

Leaf it to Joomla!

The November installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Here are the stories in this issue:

Editor's Introduction

Leaf It to Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

US Latinos: Understanding their Importance Online and How to Reach Them , by Sandra Ordonez

Top 5 Holiday Tips for Joomla! Nerds, by Sandra Ordonez

Joomla! from a Japanese viewpoint, by Norito H.Yoshida

Leadership Connections

Leadership Highlights from October 2011, by Alice Grevet

Administrators Toolkit

Administrator Templates - Does your backend need an upgrade?, by Paul Orwig

Designers Studio

Responsive Design, by Peter Bui

Developers Workbench

Sorting Articles by Recently Touched Date, by Ilagnayeru 'MIG' Manickam

Rebasing, by Arlen Walker

Did you know...?

Build a Multilingual Site in Joomla! 1.7 , by Javier Gomez

Joomla SaaS – A Good Start for Joomla Newbie, by Huyen NT

Joomla! Events and User Groups

Joomla!Day Events in November 2011, by Jacques Rentzke

Help Wanted

The Joomla! Project Wants You - November 2011, by Paul Orwig

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Joomla! in the Press/Media - November 2011, by Mark W. Bender

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your haikus for November, by Paul Orwig

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla Community Magazine | September 2011

Joomla! conjunction

The September installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Here are the stories in this issue:

Editor's Introduction

Our Joomla! Conjunction, by Paul Orwig

Feature Stories

Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 1 of 2), Peter Martin
Joomla!: The Symphony, by Jon Neubauer
Celebrate Joomla's 6th Birthday at your September JUG, by Jen Kramer
Summit Up: Interview with Allen "Gunner" Gunn, by Alice Grevet

Website Case Studies

Joomla! at the University of Haifa, by Eden Orion

Did you know...?

How to insert your logo into a print and PDF page, by Alireza
Take full control of your Twitter profile with Hootsuite Dashboard, by Huyen NT

Leadership Connections

Open Source Matters August 2011 Report, by Alice Grevet

Designers Studio

From an Idea to Polished Pixels, by Peter Bui

Developers Workbench

Site Builders can Build Custom Joomla Components, by Amy Stephen

Joomla! Events and User Groups

Getting Down in Cape Town: Joomla!Day South Africa, by Jacques Rentzke
Software Freedom Day 2011, by Jacques Rentzke

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your haikus for September, by Paul Orwig

Help Wanted

The Joomla! Project Wants You - September 2011, by Paul Orwig

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Joomla! in the Press/Media - September 2011, by Mark W. Bender

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!