Probably many of you reading this article are as grateful as I am to Joomla for providing a tool that allows us to build amazing websites and even start a business… for free!
As Joomla turns nine years old, it’s not just the CMS that’s free anymore. Now you can build and launch your website, free for life, on the future joomla.com. Read Steve Burge’s interview of Open Source Matters’ President Sarah Watz to learn all about the new demo site and free for life hosting.
And on this special day, people all around the world are wishing Joomla a Happy Birthday. Here is a small roundup:
- From Capetown, Jacques Rentzke shares some facts and figures from Joomla’s past and present: http://new-web-consulting.co.za/news/59-happy-9th-birthday-to-joomla
- Our up-beat Peter Bui from Down Under shares a Joomla cup cake and good birthday cheer: http://joomlabe.at/joomla-advice/joomla-s-9th-bday-is-coming-up
- And in the UK, Brian Teeman tells the story about how Joomla got its name and logo in his birthday message: http://brian.teeman.net/joomla/829-happy-9th-birthday-joomla
- Want to read Joomla’s original birth announcement? It is archived here: https://www.joomla.org/announcements/team-news/5561-it-s-a-baby-01-sep-05-1800-gmt.html
Help us celebrate by posting a birthday message below, and while you’re at it, there is still time to vote for Joomla (nominated in two categories) as best CMS in the CMS Critic People's Choice Awards!