Back in May we sponsored our first-ever Joomla User Survey and received an incredible reponse. Whether it was the opportunity to participate in a study of Joomla users or the chance to win our awesome prizes (or to get 30% off any Joomlashack order), we'll never know.
We do know that more than 3,500 unique respondents answered the survey and were entered to win. If you haven't checked out the results from the survey yet, you might find them very interesting. How do you compare to other Joomla users? Find out.
So, now that Joomlashack has finally finished the migration of our entire site over to several new systems, with a whole graphic redesign of our own site thrown in for good measure, we can take a deep breath and finally draw the winners of our survey. Drumroll please!
Who is using Joomla? Does our survey tell us?
In April and May of 2007, Joomlashack conducted the first ever major survey of Joomla Users. Over 3,600 people filled out 31 questions ranging from how many Joomla sites they managed to what Joomla tasks they do most often.
The Joomla survey results confirmed many things about this powerful open source CMS, and also had a few surprises. Here are the results with some Joomlashack editorial observations!
Here at Joomlashack its our continual goal to improve our customer experience. We have been taking careful note of suggestions you have all been making in our feedback board. We are please to announce the launch of Shack 2.0!
Better support, more tutorials, a better cart and access to template updates. Let me take you a brief tour of what we have waiting for you.
Just two weeks after its release on Joomlashack.com, more than 2,000 Joomla users have answered our first-ever Joomla Survey.
Joomlashack has many big questions about Joomla users that the survey will help answer, such as:
Is Joomla mostly used by developers?
Nearly half of all respondents have made changes to the code of a Joomla component or the core code of Joomla itself, with 57% claiming PHP programming knowledge.
Is Joomla easy to install?
0ver 80% of those surveyed say that installing Joomla on a server was so easy it took "a few minutes."
What other content managements systems do people use instead of Joomla and why?
32% of respondents say they have used WordPress, while only 11% have used Drupal.
Does Joomla make a good blogging platform?
Over 60% say they use Joomla for a blog site.
Take the Joomla Survey today and win free templates for life or a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Both Christopher and Dave have each volunteered many hours helping other community members and Steve is generous to offer his expertise on the SEO forum. Our forum grows stronger because of this type of great user-to-user support.
Thank you gentlemen. Welcome Aboard, we're glad you are here!
Take the Joomlashack Survey!
Got a few minutes? We'd like to ask you for a moment of your time. In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products and if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com or free Joomlashack templates for life.
It's so easy for you to learn about Joomlashack, and yet we know so little about you, our customers and community. That's why we've created this survey, to help us gain some insight into the skills and needs of our customers and Joomla! users.
Read more or jump straight to the Joomla Survey questions *Survey now closed - thanks to all who took part now. We appreciate your participation.
Back in December we asked the Joomlashack community to nominate their favorite charity for our contest. In eight days you sent us over 110 nominations from worthy organizations from around the world. After a fascinating, fun, and difficult evaluation process, Team Joomlashack picked these five charities as our finalists.
And the runaway winner of the contest were the children of Casa do Caminho Orphanage, with almost 50% of the vote.
We need your help to give a deserving charity $1000 USD
Ready to vote for one of our five finalists? *Sorry voting is now closed
Back in December we asked you to nominate your favorite charity for our "Charity Starts with a Joomla Home(page)" Contest.
Now it's time for you to vote for the charity you believe is most deserving of a donation of either a free website design or $1000USD. We wish all five could win, but now you, our community, will decide.
Alleida are doing a series of interviews on various people from the Joomla world. I was flattered that Steve asked if I would take a shot. I did and discussed some of my thoughts about Joomla template design and Joomla SEO. Here is an excerpt from the interview