According to cmswire.com, Joomla! Has recently just announced its release of version 1.6 of its open-source CMS platform – just a few months after announcing their 6,000th extension for the platform and revealing that they’ve passed 22 million downloads by last year’s end. Could it be that this open-source CMS solutions could deliver just as well as a system acquired by a vendor?
Rigsby from CMS Wire talked with Mark Dexter, the Development Coordinator for the project, and Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters, who told her that with the 1.6 version they really focused on improving the basic things like ease-of-use and user experience and also site control. Are there actually 22 million users out there that are relying on an open-source solution to manage all their web content? If an open-source solution like this is bug and incompatible functionality free, do you think it’s strong enough to support big platform needs?
Apparently additional improvements in this version include:
- Unlimited depth category system
- One-click extension updates
- CSS-based page layouts
The open-source community is definitely paying attention to this release, which promises in 6 months to come out with a newer version.
What do you think about adopting an open-source solution like Joombla for your business? Would you trust it?
To read Rigsby’s article click –here.