8 Most Popular Websites Using Joomla

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There is no doubt about the fact that Joomla is gaining ground steadily and becoming more reliable and popular with every update. In today’s date, Joomla is used by many well-known brands, labels, and institutions from around the globe for establishing their websites.


This article highlights the 8 most famous websites that most of us have definitely heard of, which are made using Joomla CMS.

1. Unric.org

The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) is a government organization which services Europe and provides documentation and information to the countries in that region. Unric.org has a clean and elegant design which has a soothing effect on the eyes. You can easily navigate through the recent and popular articles along with the latest news. Joomla version 1.5 is used for making this website and two plugins are also installed, namely Roktabs and Issuu Smart Look. Moreover, the template used on this website is based on the RocketTheme Gantry Framework.

2. Linux.com

Linux.com is the hub for all kind of information regarding Linux documentation, software, technical questions, and how-to’s across the desktop, laptop, mobile and netbook platforms. It has a customized template and is built up with Joomla version 1.5. It also has several Joomla extensions such as the Frontpage Slideshow and Community Answers. Frontpage Slideshow allows the visitors to view latest information and news at the centre of the page, while Community Answers extension enables the Linux team to quickly find questions in different categories from Linux users and visitors, and answer them.

3. Thehill.com

The Hill is a congressional online newspaper, which posts reports and news about Congress sessions. It is built using Joomla version 1.5 and has a customized template. It features videos, news and blogs in a well-presented manner. It has the Disqus Comment extension which allows the readers to comment on their page.

4. Gsas.harvard.edu

Harvard University is a globally renowned educational institution. This website is created using Joomla version 2.5 and also has a customized template. It is equipped with K2 extension which allows easy creation of website content for posting latest news, announcements, showing pictures, etc. to the visitors and students.

5. Ace.nd.edu

The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is an institution which responds to the church’s educational mission needs by helping elementary and secondary schools. This website is built using Joomla version 2.5 and has a Cloudbase template from Cloudaccess. It uses a number of different extensions including Core Design Login, JomSocial, Roktabs, RokNavMenu, and Core Design, each used for enhancing the user experience of the website.

6. Itwire.com

iTWire is a famous and well-designed website which provides top of the line technology, internet news and information for industrial professionals. Joomla version 1.5 is used for building this website and the template is the Gridtwelve template, made by Paul Hosking (Mail Caster). The featured extensions are Lof ArtclesSlideShow which shows hot and important news on the homepage and Disqus Comment which allows visitors to comment on news and articles.

7. Mtvgreece.gr

MTV Greece is the world-famous MTV channel’s Greek version and Mtvgreece.gr is the official website of this channel. The website was launched in 2008 using the Joomla version 1.5 having a customized template designed by Keegot. The extensions used in this website are K2 for customized menus and modules, Custom Code for displaying social media websites connected to MTV Greece, and Frontpage Slideshow for displaying hot and latest news and blogs.

8. Thefashionspot.com

This website is an online community for fashion-oholic individuals that features works of different photographers, designers, trending fashions, and models. Joomla 1.5 version is used for creating this website and its customized template is designed by AtomicOnline. It is equipped with only one extension, Frontpage Slideshow, which reveals the latest news, hottest gossips, and the trendiest stuff that members and visitors of this website might want to check out!

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