News Flash: Joomla Surpasses 22 Million Downloads
Statistics: It is impossible to know exactly how many sites use Joomla but the best estimates say that it is in the millions.
Some other statistics:
•Approximately 20,000 downloads per day from joomlacode.org.
•More than 22 million downloads since March 2007.
•Joomla forum: over 361,000 members and almost 2,000,000 posts, and average of 1,100 posts per day.
•Joomla extensions (modules, plug-ins): over 7,000 extensions for Joomla 1.5 in the Joomla Extensions Directory.
What is Joomla?
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
What's a content management system (CMS)?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
What are some real world examples of what Joomla can do?
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:
•Corporate Web sites or portals
•Corporate intranets and extranets
•Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
•E-commerce and online reservations
•Small business Web sites
•Non-profit and organizational Web sites
•School and church Web sites
•Personal or family homepages
Who uses Joomla?
Here are just a few examples of Web sites that use Joomla:
•MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
•IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
•Harvard University (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
•Citibank (Financial institution intranet) - Not publicly accessible
•The Green Maven (Eco-resources) - http://www.greenmaven.com
•Outdoor Photographer (Magazine) - http://www.outdoorphotographer.com
•PlayShakespeare.com (Cultural) - http://www.playshakespeare.com
•Senso Interiors (Furniture design) - http://www.sensointeriors.co.za
More examples of companies using Joomla can be found in the Joomla Community Site Showcase.