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April 30, 2014 10:00 ET

Joomla! Launches Newest CMS, Joomla 3.3

Enhanced Security, Searchability and Speed Makes Joomla 3.3 Out-of-the-Box Experience More Efficient for Developers and Users

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2014) - 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 Joomla 3.3. The newest Joomla CMS overhauls its approach to security, enables microdata for the first time and replaces MooTools-based JavaScript with jQuery equivalents. These new features make Joomla 3.3 the most secure, searchable and fastest-loading Joomla CMS yet, ensuring the most efficient developer experience for Joomla out of the box.

"Joomla has experienced unprecedented growth recently, blowing through 50 million downloads at the end of February to more than 52 million today," said Sarah Watz, newly elected president of Open Source Matters -- a nonprofit that provides organizational, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. "Despite this massive surge, we are continuing to make improvements to ensure Joomla is cutting-edge for our user community of millions of people around the globe."

More details about the key features in Joomla 3.3 include:

  • Minimum PHP version is 5.3.10 -- This substantially enhances the level of cryptography that can be used for securing passwords.
  • jQuery JavaScript -- By moving from MooTools to jQuery JavaScript, the size of Joomla websites will be reduced, ultimately enabling sites to load faster.
  • Microdata implementation -- This allows many aspects of the content rendered by the Joomla CMS to be explained to search engines using semantic information. Ultimately, this enables Joomla websites to be more searchable.

"Some of the enhancements in Joomla 3.3 came from Joomla student developers from last summer's Google Summer of Code, and we expect more cutting-edge developments from those contributors in upcoming releases," said Chad Windnagle, Google Summer of Code Co-Admin for Joomla. "Although the Joomla community has come up with amazing enhancements, it is important that we stay as current as possible by tapping contributions from the next generation of Internet pioneers like the Google Summer of Code students."

To demo Joomla 3.3 go to demo.joomla.org, to download it go to joomla.org/download, and to access a list of new features go here.

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 50 million times.

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