At Landau Design we find Joomla to be an easy and effective tool for creating and maintaining websites. We’ve been using it for years, but recent surveys have shown that its popularity has gained increasing market share. Joomla, WordPress and Drupal are considered the “big 3” applications used to build websites. While Joomla and Drupal are true CMS (content management system) platforms, WordPress is actually a blogging platform that is evolving to something like a CMS.
Don’t take our word for it…
Recently many CMS-watch entities have been releasing reports and surveys on the platforms used for creation of CMS-managed websites. CMS Wire put out a 20-page report that shows Joomla is the most popular CMS on the market.
And in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Joomla won awards from Packt Publishing’s CMS Awards. The 2009 CMS Awards is in progress, and Joomla is once again in the running for another trophy.
The great news about being popular
With all the hype about Joomla’s popularity, it bolsters the community and brings in new users. That means that Joomla isn’t going away, and with a thriving development community, it’s only going to get better. Joomla 1.6 beta has been released, so in 2010 we can look forward to an even easier and more effective Joomla platform.