More than 30 Million Joomla Downloads

Joomla announced that its core files have been downloaded more than 30 million times from Joomla.org. The average is around 1 million downloads per month.

The Joomla community assignes the continued growth in the number of companies using the CMS to an aggressive development road map that included the release of Joomla 1.7 in July 2011. The CMS also began meet to a six-month release cycle which means more product enhancements being introduced more often. The latest version includes multi-database support, one-click version updation, predefined search options and language-specific font settings.

Due to adoption of Joomla by significant number of government agencies, which powers about 3,100 government agencies Websites, blogs and intranets that is the another major factor in the growth in use of Joomla. Some features that have driven government adoption include access control oversight, multilingual capabilities and the Joomla Platform that enables developers to build multipurpose, multi-device applications like mobile and cloud computing apps and enterprise business systems that can run independent from the core CMS. However, organizations using Joomla are not just isolated to government agencies. Recently, an industry research firm reported that Joomla powers at least 1.6 million Websites.

Moreover there has been an explosion in the number of Joomla extensions. More than 2,000 Joomla extensions have been introduced since March 2011. These extensions developed by Joomla’s community of thousands of developers provide added features not found in the core Joomla CMS. By providing compelling new features, these extensions drive Joomla’s widespread adoption in every imaginable industry, from nonprofits to some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

As of the end of March 2011, Joomla was downloaded about 22 million times, meaning its adoption rate has grown about 40 percent over the last year. Joomla began keeping track of the number of CMS downloads in 2007. However, the Joomla CMS was first made available in 2005, which means the real number of downloads is presumably much higher.

With 2.7 percent of the Web running on Joomla, it is used for everything from small personal Websites and blogs to some of the largest enterprise, highest trafficked Websites and Intranets, including those operated by Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s, Sony, many large nations and more. Due to its power and elegance, the most inexperienced user to the most seasoned Web developer can use it.