Most people are familiar with WordPress in the CMS world, but Joomla has it’s own claim to fame. Joomla is one of the world’s most popular CMS, content management system, platforms. Since 2006, it has been downloaded more than 30 million times with a new download every 3 seconds.
Joomla holds a unique place in the Open Source community because it is, as of this writing, the only non-corporate backed, community driven CMS platform in the world. Joomla! also implements modern programming standards using Object Oriented (OO) Programming and wrapping things up with a strong MVC (Model View Controller) design pattern.
Let’s look at Joomla in plain numbers… Joomla.org has seen fast-paced growth since its beginnings in 2006 and now hosts more than 7.5 million visitors on its websites. The Joomla! CMS is one of the most widely translated CMS’s with more than 64 languages currently supported. Joomla! has won dozens of awards and has one of the most active Open Source communities. Joomla’s community magazine features nearly 500 articles published in just the past few years which includes literally hundreds of thousands of topics, posts and members in its forum.
The great thing about Joomla, as with any great CMS, once you start using it, you can extend it with one or several of the over 9000 plus extensions that are available from the Joomla!® community. Just visit extensions.joomla.org.
Consider this – approximately 3% of the entire internet runs Joomla! Chances are some of the sites you visit every day are run on this powerful platform. Go to joomla.org for more information and to get started