38 Percent Year-Over-Year Download Increase Driven by Large Developer Community Support.
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 downloads have risen 38 percent from December 2010 to December 2011. To date, Joomla has been downloaded more than 27 million times*, making it one of the most downloaded content management systems in the world.
In addition to download growth, Joomla also experienced double-digit growth in many other areas, including:
- Joomla extensions developed by outside vendors increased by 41 percent annually to 8,475 as of October 31, 201.
- The number of forum users jumped 23 percent annually as of October 31, 2011, meaning more and more people are interacting to help shape Joomla.
The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here:
Joomla in the Spotlight, by Paul Orwig
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.”