(The Hosting News) – Popular open-source web content management platform Joomla recently marked a milestone: It’s now been downloaded over 30 million times. The news was announced by the organization that oversees the platform in a press release on Thursday.
Joomla is PHP-based and originally made its debut nearly seven years ago. “It is an exciting time for Joomla given its strong position powering 2.7 percent of the Web, combined with its unique opportunity to influence the next wave of mobile and cloud Web development,” commented Open Source Matters President Paul Orwig regarding the matter.
In addition to general downloads detailed by the organization, the press release particularly noted the adoption of the CMS by over three thousand government websites. Another contributing factor was a six month release cycle previously implemented by Joomla’s operators.
Joomla has considerably grown recently with its adoption rate increasing around 40% during the course of the last year, according to the Joomla Project Team. Meanwhile, the CMS has also benefited from a growth in over two thousand extensions since last year.
Specific features of Joomla include management capabilities for content, banners, links, contacts, media and users.
A number of high profile web presences rely on the CMS. According to joomla.org, among them are Harvard University, MTV, IHOP, Citibank and more. The latest version of the CMS was previously launched in late January. Version 2.5 added multi-base support. At the time, then Open Source Matter President Ryan Ozimek referred to the move as a “huge step forward.” For more information regarding Joomla’s milestone, view a press release here (joomla.org).