Award-winning Software

Joomla wins Best CMS four years running!

Four-time winner of the CMS Critic Best Free CMS award, in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018!

The CMS Critic Awards are a coveted honor for open source business software. Joomla has won the prestigious Best Open Source Application (2012); Best Open Source PHP CMS (2014) and is a four-in-a-row winner of the Best Free CMS award (2015-2018).Joomla has won the Packt Open Source CMS Award previously in 2006 and has also won Packt Publishing's Best PHP Open Source CMS Award in 2007 among a raft of other awards.

Why Joomla wins awards

Advances in the Joomla software which helped win so many award include:

  • With 80 million downloads Joomla is one of the top open source content systems on the planet.
  • Joomla is used by more than 2,900 government websites, including the U.S. Central Command and U.K. Ministry of Defense.
  • 74 different accredited language packs available.
  • More than 10,000 extensions and templates to enhance the capabilities of Joomla.
  • More than 2 million active websites are using Joomla today!
  • Many big companies operate Joomla websites including Citibank, eBay, General Electric and many more.

Joomla Awards Timeline

  • 2018: Best Free CMS at the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards - Best Free CMS
  • 2017: Best Free CMS at the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards - Best Free CMS
  • 2016: Best Free CMS at the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards - Best Free CMS
  • 2015: Best Free CMS at the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards - Best Free CMS
  • 2014: Best Open Source PHP CMS at the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards - Best Open Source PHP CMS
  • 2012: Best Open Source Application at the Infoworld Bossie Awards - Best Open Source Application
  • 2011: Best Open Source CMS at the Packt Open Source Awards - Best Open Source CMS
  • 2010: 2nd Runner-up Hall of Fame CMS at the Packt Open Source Awards - 2nd Runner-up Hall of Fame CMS
  • 2009: Most Valued Person, Packt Hall of Fame CMS, 2nd Runner-up Best Open Source CMS at the Packt Open Source Awards - Open Source CMS Most Valued Person - Personal award Louis Landry
  • 2008: Most Valued Person, Best Open Source CMS, Best Overall Open Source CMS at the Packt Open Source Awards
  • 2007: Best PHP Open Source CMS at the Packt Open Source Awards - Best PHP Open Source CMS
  • 2006: Best Open Source CMS, Best Linux / Open Source Project at the Packt Open Source Awards - Best Open Source CMS
  • 2005: Best Linux / Open Source Project at the Linux & Open Source Awards in London Best Linux / Open Source Project

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