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September 15, 2011

Joomla Reaches 25 Million Software Downloads

Joomla, a company offering software used by individuals in small and medium-sized businesses and large organizations to create and build a variety of websites and Web-enabled applications, has been downloaded more than 25 million times.

In fact, according to the company, 2.7 percent Web runs on Joomla.  

There are more than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org site where open source developers work together, in order to build extensions and the core codebase. Apart from individual developers serving 2,714 commercially-supported Joomla extensions, 852 commercial development firms registered at Joomla's extension directory. There are more than 8,000 extensions available for Joomla, the company stated in a press release.

“Joomla has created a brand new industry for our employees to not only make a living, but be passionate about building a community," said TJ Baker of Joomlashack, a provider of free and commercial Joomla templates and extensions used in more than a million websites. "Joomla is the reason we were able to start our own business and there are thousands more development firms who share this same history with Joomla.”

Apart from the thousands of Web design firms, freelance developers and Web development consultancies that build services around Joomla, the company platform also consists of massive international Joomla communities who are not part of the English-speaking world,. From small personal websites to some of the largest enterprise, highest trafficked websites including those operated by Citibank, eBay (News - Alert), General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's, Sony, many large nations and more, Joomla is used for everything.

Recently, the company published custom install guides for Site5. These guides cover installing Joomla using both the built-in web installer and Fantastico 1-Click installer. Each guide includes both step-by-step documentation with screenshots and a video showing an actual Joomla installation with detailed narration. The videos are available at YouTube (News - Alert) for anyone to watch. For those not familiar with hosting Joomla, here is their Site5 Review.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf
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