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  • Joomla CMS 10th Birthday

    The Joomla! project is 10 years old

    This world-wide all-volunteer community has worked together to make the Joomla CMS one of the most popular Open Source (and free) Content Management Systems, that is used to power millions of websites, big and small.

  • Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

    Today we celebrate the 9th Birthday of Joomla!

    Joomla!® is a popular Free and Open Source (FOSS) Content Management System (CMS) or also referred to as a Content Management Framework (CMF).

    On the 1st of September, 2005 the birth of Joomla! was announced, and on the 15th of September the first release was introduced to the world.

    One year on, and Joomla! celebrated its first birthday with "more than 2,5 million downloads" and "over 50 thousand members and fast approaching half a million posts" on the Joomla! Forum. 

    Fast forward to 2014, and the Joomla! CMS is still going strong with:

    Happy Birthday Joomla!, and thank you to all the volunteers.


  • The Joomla!® Project announced that the Joomla! CMS downloads have now reached 50 million.

    "Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to custom apps to Intranets, today announced that its CMS has been downloaded more than 50 million times."

    "Joomla is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla's power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 50 million times."

    Full announcement on Reuters



  • The Joomla! Project today announced that starting with Joomla 3.3 the minimum required PHP version will be raised to PHP 5.3.10.


    This article explains:

    • Why change now?
    • Why wasn't the requirements bar set higher from the beginning of 3.x?
    • How will extensions be affected?
    • Will I get any warning? What do I need to look for?
    • What will happen if my host is NOT Joomla! 3.3 Ready?

    Read more at Raising the bar on security

  • There was recently reports of a security issue with Joomla! 1.5.26

    Support for the Joomla 1.5 series ended in September of 2012.

    If you still have a web site that's built on Joomla! 1.5, I recommend that you read:

    Setting the record straight for sites on Joomla 1.5

    Please contact us for a quote on migrating your old Joomla web site to the latest version (Joomla! 3.2).


  • 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!