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Why we build ALL Wynchcote Websites on the Joomla!® Platform

Joomla! is ‘open source’ which means that we can play around with the code to meet the varying needs of our customers without fear of breaching any copyright or complex license agreements.

And Joomla! is in a constant state of development overseen by a dynamic global community of developers. It is also extremely popular!

Believe it or not, the core Joomla Development Team announced in April that Joomla!’s core files have been downloaded more than 30 million times from and that Joomla now averages around 1 million downloads every month!

Even more astonishing, Joomla! was recently reported to power more than 1.6 million websites. We could not confirm the actual source or verify this figure, but needless to say there are a lot of Joomla! websites out there!

Joomla! is a global phenomenon and increasing in popularity as each day goes by. This is in part due to the new aggressive Joomla! Community Development Programme which means that the platform remains in the vanguard of technological advancement. New and improved features are now being introduced more often than before, including one-click version updating, user access control oversight and multilingual capabilities.

It is interesting too that government agencies around the world (3,100 government agencies at the last count – again we could not verify the source) are turning to Joomla!, as are a growing number of multinational companies. Could the global recession be a driver in this development?

The benefit of open source is that anyone can work on the core code! Unlike proprietary platforms development is not held back by limitations of finance, manpower and a host of other limiting factors. And consequently, more than 2,000 Joomla third party developer extensions have been introduced since March 2011, including powerful eCommerce extensions like HikaShop and JoomShopping.

Paul Orwig, President of Open Source Matters 1, recently said:

“It is an exciting time for Joomla given its strong position powering 2.7 per cent of the Web”.


Indeed, Joomla! is used for powering everything from small personal websites and blogs to some of the largest and busiest enterprise websites on the web, including ones run by Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s, Sony and more. 
Best of all, the most inexperienced user and the most seasoned web developer can use it!

That’s why we build all Wynchcote Websites on the latest Joomla! platform!

1 Open Source Matters is the non-profit organization which provides legal and financial support to the Joomla! Project.


Note: This post is based upon a Joomla! Announcement made on 15 April 2012 entiled ‘Joomla! has been downloaded more than 30 million times!”.


Wynchcote Limited is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters. The Joomla! logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.


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About Ken Edwards

Hi there! I'm Ken, Managing Director at Wynchote Websites. What do I like about my work? Using my creative and innovative streak to help Wynchcote customers. I am a big fan of Warrington Town FC and have been a massive fan of Alice Cooper since 1972!... read more