There are millions of websites that use content management systems or CMS’s and of the millions, the three systems that own more than 75 percent of the market share are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. This is according to Builtwith, a web technology information profiler tool. WordPress is the most popular of the three with 62 percent of market share yet, its’ the rapid growth of Joomla that deservers attention.
Joomla is a free, open source CMS, written in PMP using object-oriented programming that also allows data storage, page cache, printable page versions, news flashes, blogs, polls and more. Surpassing 23 million downloads, it holds 23.5 percent of the market. Powering 1.4 million websites and going strong, Joomla is growing everyday with its community of developers that update and enhance the website. Unlike WordPress created by Matt Mullenweg, Joomla has no one founder yet continues to be ran and maintained by its 250k developers and publishers. These developers are able to resource and build software projects, tools and over eight thousand extensions now under the Joomla platform. It?s relatively unheard of in the U.S. but running websites in over 200 countries, including international governmental agencies like NASA and the US Army.