Joomla turns 16 and looks back on the evolution of the CMS market – TechRadar

Over the years, open-source content management system (CMS) Joomla has built its brand on a model-view-controller web application framework that can be used independently, and now holds a 4.9% share of the CMS market.

Joomla relies on its community of developers and volunteers to make the platform accessible globally, in order to power millions of websites.

With Zion Market Research reporting that the CMS market set to reach $123bn by 2026, Joomla dives into the nitty gritty of the sector so far and shares what’s to come with TechRadar Pro.

Joomla turned 16 a few weeks ago. How did the team celebrate?

That’s a really interesting question. For the first ten years Joomla didn’t even mark its birthday. Since then local Joomla User Groups have held parties and made cakes. One group in the Netherlands even made sushi with the Joomla logo running through it. This year the global pandemic pretty much killed any ideas – maybe next year? 

Did you ever envision Joomla would still be around/that big 16 years later?

I would be telling a lie if I said that I even considered the question at the time. It would imply that we had a plan and a vision for the future. The reality was that it was much more a case of the proverbial scratching an itch. 

Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer’s personal itch. – Eric Raymond, The Cathedral and