- Created on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 01:14
As the year 2010 draws to a close, we are pleased to share two recent reports comparing numerous CMS solutions where Joomla! proves to be a top contender:
Idealware (www.idealware.org) is a non-profit organization in the US that provides software research for the non-profit community. This report, titled “2010 Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Plone” not only gives high rankings to the Joomla project, but also reports, “The final tally showed Joomla as the market leader, followed by WordPress, then Drupal, then Plone.” Download the Idealware report.
Additionally, Joomla! does very well as a community-driven project alongside corporate-supported Wordpress and Drupal in the "2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report" published by Water & Stone (www.waterandstone.com). Referred to as "The Big Three", the report concludes that Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal remain firmly in command of the market. The report assesses 20 Open Source Content Management Systems on a variety of metrics related to Rate of Adoption and Brand Strength. Download the Water & Stone report.
Together may all who contribute to Joomla! celebrate and take pride in these findings!
- Created on Tuesday, 07 December 2010 21:52
The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!
In this issue:
We have made some usability improvements based on recommendations offered by Merav Knafo in her Joomla.org Magazine Usability Testing Report. Thank you Merav and Steve Bickel for your willingness to take a look at the JCM and point out some areas where we can improve!
Also, we give our special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Lukas Polak, Parth Lawate, Jarrod Nettles, and Merav Knafo.
A Great Year for Joomla by Paul Orwig, Lead editor
- Created on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 19:48
At the recent Leadership Team summit in San Jose, CA, the Production Leadership Team discussed the best ways to outline the path forward for Joomla Development. The outcome was a vision statement as part of the strategy for focusing efforts as part of our new iterative approach to development.
The vision statement defines the desired goals with the next release and provides an inspiration point for potential additional related goals. It also helps the team and community in making better decisions. This doesn’t mean that features outside the scope of the vision statement won’t be considered and/or included, but they may have a reduced chance since they deviate from the vision. The vision for the next release is "Rediscover Content" and outlined below.
The next release of Joomla, codenamed Bowerbird, is focused on making the content you already have more connected and accessible. With Bowerbird, your website becomes a “content powerhouse” of valuable information in any language. The following features are the primary focus of Bowerbird:
- Super Search: Experience the power of high-performance searching, term indexing, filters, language stemming, alternative phrasing, and an extensible plug-in API for third-party developers.
- Tag, You’re It: Break through the limitations of categories by tagging content with relevant keywords. Too many articles? Use the built-in batch tagger to create hundreds—even thousands—of tags in just a few minutes.
- Lost and Found: Help search engines find and classify your content in the most optimum way by managing metadata, titles, and content descriptions. Boost your overall search ranking and you’ll never be lost in search results.
If you want to be discovered by new users or rediscover your own content, the next version of Joomla is exactly what you’re looking for.
Note: The bowerbird is known for its instinctual behavior to collect/organize as many blue items as possible, meticulously organizing them in its nest, in order to attract a mate. It’s native to Australia.
The Production Leadership Team is excited to share this new approach for shaping the future of development Joomla. For more information regarding the process, read How New Features are Added to Joomla and Where Next for Joomla Development.