The Content Management System, Joomla! is 10 years old this month.
It was first appeared on 17th August 2005, and went on to win Best Linux / Open Source Project for 2005 at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London.
In Joomla’s first year there were an astounding 2.5 million downloads – quite an achievement for such a new project.
You can find out more about the Joomla journey on the Joomla Magazine.
Joomla! CMS is free, open source software created and maintained by an amazing community, and gives web designers and developers a brilliant platform on which to build great websites. We have been building websites in Joomla since 2006 and love its flexibility and extend-ability!
If you have a website built in the early versions of Joomla! (1.5 -2+) and need an update to the latest version without any downtime for your website or any loss of content, give us a call on 01780 740893. We can help!
In 2006 Joomla.com was launched, presumably to rival the simplicity of WordPress.com and to open the Joomla! project to everyone. It is now possible for non-developers to create a free Joomla! website for themselves. This is ideal for not-for-profit groups, clubs and societies.
You can find out how at Joomla.com.
Happy 10th Birthday Joomla! for August 17th 2015.