Joomla! is a clever open source content management system which enables people to seamlessly and intuitively create websites and other applications.
It was launched in 2005 and has focussed primarily on being easy to use. Joomla! developers are big on creating a platform which is simple to use, modify and be improved by developers.
Since this time, it has grown and has now been downloaded over 85 million times and attracts an impressive 1 million new downloads each month. On a typical day, the platform is updated with 5 brand new extensions and attracts millions of people to its website per month.
The great thing about Joomla! is that it is completely free and open source. It is available to anybody who has a desire to build a modern and dynamic website which is robust enough to be used for a wide variety of websites.
To run Joomla!, all you need is a solid hosting package which, these days, is not all that expensive.
Do not underestimate just how good Joomla! is – it has been used to build all sorts of well recognized websites including MTV’s, Holiday Inn’s and even Harvard Universities!
Joomla! is capable of creating unique websites across a variety of industries, including social networks, blogs and ecommerce sites.
What makes Joomla! so unique is that it has a large and active community of dedicated developers who are constantly producing extensions, addons and new templates. In fact, Joomla! is currently one of the largest website builders available due to the extensive range of addons and themes.
Joomla! has plenty of integrated features which allow novice website developers create some truly stunning and modern websites.
If you want to learn more about Joomla! including its history and some cool facts and figures, check out our infographic below.