Developer The Joomla Project Team
Initial release 17 August 2005
Stable release 2.5.9 (LTS) / February 4, 2013
Preview release 3.0.3 / 4 February 2013
Development status Active
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Size 7.6 MB (compressed) 20.9 MB (uncompressed)
Type Content management framework
License GNU General Public License
Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL or (since version 2.5) MS SQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.
As of March 2012, Joomla has been downloaded over 30 million times. Over 10,000 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the Internet after WordPress.
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