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Joomla! Framework Launches

Provides Developers Ability to Combine Joomla Features With Other Open Source Platform Features to Build Their Own App or CMS

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to custom apps to Intranets, today announced the immediate availability of the Joomla Framework. This new initiative enables developers to more easily combine features from the Joomla Framework with features from other open source frameworks as they custom-build their own app or CMS.

Like the Joomla CMS, the Joomla Framework is free and open source software. Some of the Joomla Framework code was originally developed for the Joomla CMS, which is used to manage content for more than 3 percent of all websites in the world.

"Joomla was built to empower developers to have more flexibility and options for their CMS and apps, and the new Framework takes this mission to a whole new level," said Paul Orwig, president of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organizational, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. "While Joomla certainly has proven it has the features needed to power the web presence of some of the world's largest web properties, it's important that we not turn a blind eye to the amazing features other open source platforms offer. By enabling our features to be combined with other open source software, we are ensuring developers have the most powerful and flexible tools they need to make the digital world a better place."

Some features of the Joomla Framework include:

  • A set of lightweight, independent feature-specific packages.
  • The power of established tools for handling dependency management issues (Composer) and providing easy integration with a variety of other packages (Packagist).
  • A framework that is easy to adapt and extend.

Since the Framework is separate from the Joomla CMS that has been downloaded more than 46 million times, developers do not need to install the Joomla Framework to use the CMS. Conversely, developers do not need to install the Joomla CMS to use the Framework.

To download the Joomla Framework, go to framework.joomla.org.

About Joomla!
Joomla is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla's power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 46 million times.

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