Joomla has won the 2011 Packt Publishing Open Source CMS Award ahead of Drupal and Plone. This is the third time that Joomla has been honoured with an award since the Packt awards started six years ago.

Joomla released new versions 1.6 and 1.7 this year and has been downloaded over 26 million times since counting started in 2007. It is estimated that Joomla now accounts for 2.7% of the world's websites from small personal websites and blogs to government and multinational corporations.