New York, NY, - September 30, 2014 - Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites and blogs to custom apps and Intranets, today launched a new and improved Joomla Demo service in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company.

The Joomla demo became first available in 2010 and for the last 4 years it has been provided with the help of The change in the official Joomla Demo partner comes after a public RFP by Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). Several hosting companies have submitted their proposals in response to the request and the SiteGround offer was chosen as the best fit for the objectives set by OSM for the future of the demo service.

The main objective of Joomla Demo is to allow anyone to test freely and easily the full capabilities of Joomla CMS. Through the demo service the user receives access to a free hosting account with a pre-installed Joomla. This saves not only any initial hosting costs, but also all the setup time and effort otherwise needed. Since its launch in 2010 the demo has been very successful and more than 450.000 accounts have been created.

With the new version of the demo launched, Joomla aims to further improve these results by increasing the number of new initial signups and at the same time increasing the percentage of demo accounts that remain active once the demo period is over.

JCM September 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Feature Stories

Yes! I accepted the #IceBucketChallenge :)
JWC 2014 is Just Around the Corner!
Joomla! Announces New Demo Site and Free Hosting Option!


10-Minute Joomla SEO & Conversion Makeover
Creating an Article in Joomla! Has Never Been This Easy!

Google Summer of Code

Reaching the End of Summer with SQL Optimization
Web Driver System Test of Joomla! CMS
Summary for Date Package, Part 1

Project News

Leadership Highlights September 2014
Joomla! on Lanyrd
Announcing the Update Working Group


Developing JSON API with Joomla Framework
Code Poetry at JDevCon

Book Reviews

Joomla! 3 - The Book for Everyone


Fantastic Joomlaholics' Meeting in Jawor, Poland
Software Freedom Day 2014
Great Results at JoomlaDay México City 2014
Upcoming Joomla! Events - September & October 2014
Roundup from JUG Corner - August 2014

International Stories


Et si on se penchait sur la sécurité de votre site Joomla! ?
Joomla! 3 Le livre pour tous ou l'art de partager un savoir
10 minutes : Référencement Joomla & conversions
La sale affaire de l'usurpation commerciale de marque
Le coeur de Joomla! est sa Communauté
Le cache de Joomla!
Socialement votre


Se prende la JWC
Lo que se viene con Joomla! 3.4
Joomla! Mejorará servicios de hosting demo
El corazón de Joomla! es su comunidads
No pierdas de vista lo que ocurre en Joomla!
Certificación Joomla!

In our next issue

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