Happy Birthday to Joomla!

image by @Helvecio

It's been 8 years since the release of Joomla! 1.0.0, and today the international Joomla! community celebrates:

  • 44,9 million downloads of all versions of the Joomla! CMS to date;
  • 2,8 million posts in 675 thousand topics by 619,914 registered Forum members;
  • two different versions (series) of the CMS available at any one time, as well as the Joomla! Framework;
  • 67 accredited translations of the CMS;
  • 6995 extensions for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x on the Joomla! Extensions Directory;
  • the 13th most forked PHP repo on GitHub, with 858 active forks;
  • nearly 1000 bugs fixed in the last year;
  • more than 160 registered Joomla! User Groups;
  • 29 international, community-organized JoomlaDay events over the past 12 months;
  • the 4th international Jandbeyond event, and our first Joomla! World Conference,
  • and the Joomla! Community Magazine now in English as well as Spanish editions.

Ons vier ook Joomla! se verjaarsdag in Afrikaans!


The Kyalami Schools (NPC) web site was launched today.

The four previous web sites were combined into one web site, built on the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS).

There's the main site for Kyalami Schools, and sub-sections for Beaulieu Preparatory School, Kyalami Preparatory School, and Beaulieu College.

The main site has a news section that feeds from the individual sites news sections, and each school has their own news sections, as well as a different template for all 4 web sites.

Joomla ACL is used to control admin access to the various school sections.



The Joomla! Project today announced the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1.0 Stable. Joomla 3.1 the second minor release in the Joomla! 3 series.

Joomla! 3.1 CMS with Tags

A major new feature that comes with Joomla! 3.1 is Tags. Dynamic tagging is now available across all content types.

When designing a web site, or planning the content structure of a site, one is often faced with the issue of choosing between one or another category for an article.

Many times, content fits into more then one category, or you would like to provide visitors to your web site with more then one way to find the content they are looking for.

This is where the new Tags feature of the Joomla! 3.1 CMS will be very valuable.

Today the Joomla! project released the first in a new series: Joomla!® 3.0

Joomla! 3.0 comes with a brand new look & feel for the Administration area, that's the result of great work by the Joomla! UX (JUX) team. Joomla! 3.0 is Mobile Ready with a fully responsive site template, adming UI, and responsive core output.

Joomla!® 2.5.6 is now available for download.

This release is the latest in the 2.5 series, and includes updates and fixes.

If you are still using Joomla! 1.5 you should have a look at all the new features that's available in 2.5

Official support for the 1.5 series is said to end later this year, and it would be a good idea to start making plans to upgrade to the latest Long Term Support version (2.5)

Those who are still on 1.6.x or 1.7.x are sJoomla 2.5trongly encouraged to Update to 2.5 without delay, since none the 1.6 and 1.7 series are no longer supported, and not secure.

Further new features, that many will appreciate, were also added since 2.5.5

If you have not tried Joomla before, check out the online Demo, or Download Joomla! 2.5.6

Should you require help in upgrading from 1.1.x or 1.5.x to Joomla 2.5 you can get free help on the Joomla! Forums, or for professional help, you are welcome to contact me for a quote.