Joomla! free download for Mac


16 July 2020

Build professional websites and manage Web content.


Joomla! is a powerful Open Source content management system for building professional Web sites easily. It is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that's simple to deploy and use. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site as well, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. Similarly to the Firefox browser, the core system can be extended via easily installable add-ons authored by the developer community. The comprehensive internationalization of Joomla! 1.5.x supports right to left languages (e.g., Hebrew or Arabic) and extended character sets. Dozens of language packs can be separately downloaded. This is a server-side application which can be run locally on your Mac.

What's new in Joomla!

Version 3.9.20:
Security issues fixed:
  • Low Priority - Core - CSRF in com_installer ajax_install endpoint
  • Moderate Priority - Core - Missing checks can lead to a broken usergroups table record
  • Low Priority - Core - CSRF in com_privacy remove-request feature
  • Low Priority - Core - Variable tampering via user table class
  • Low Priority - Core - Escape mod_random_image link
  • Low Priority - Core - System Information screen could expose redis or proxy credentials
Bug fixes and improvements:
  • Upload & Update tab of Joomla Update Component: Fix to allow upload of ZIP filetype only
  • Local database server: Allow optional port numbers
  • Beez3 Template: Markup fix for the Tabs layout of com_contact
  • Beez3 Template: Allow custom field editing on frontend
  • Backend cache cleared when purging updates

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How would you rate Joomla! app?

15 Reviews of Joomla!

28 December 2014
Version: 3.3.6

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The Joomla 3.x is the best version ever
22 April 2020
Version: 3.9.16
how to install this joomla
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28 December 2014
Version: 3.3.6
The Joomla 3.x is the best version ever
01 May 2014
Version: 3.3.0
I've been using Joomla to build beautiful dynamic sites, and give clients the ability to update their own content without much fuss. There is a learning curve from the admin side, but that gives you a huge amount of power and capability. You can compartmentalize access to specific areas for different users, and it allows you to just use templates or easily jump into the underlying code. If you are building a set of static pages, it is overkill, but for any kind of dynamic content it rocks! The crew that builds it pays attention to security, too, so less worries on that end. Spanks Wordpress, and much easier than Drupal to get started. Most hosting plans have it available as a one-click install. Check it out!
13 April 2014
Version: 3.2.3
ScreenShot still shows version 1.5!!
25 April 2013
Version: 3.1.0
Just wanted to see how this has a ✭✭✭✭✭ rating, when no one visible gave it one.
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30 July 2012
Version: 2.5.6
Curious... lots of talk about webinars, etc. but it seems that the tie-up with CloudAccess has led to 'the tail wagging the dog'. Difficult to find any meaningful guidance about Joomla and how to use it without it being subsumed into what a wonderful web host CloudAccess is. Not knowing much about Joomla except its reputation, I'm not tempted to investigate further.
11 January 2011
Version: 1.6
This comment has nothing to do with Joomla, I am just curious as to why Macupdate now allows anybody to rate software without reasons. Stars alone will make the ratings worthless. When all the software is on the Macapp store the ratings will all be there.. what happens here then ? Beginning of the end ?
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04 September 2010
Version: 1.6b8
WordPress forever!:D
01 June 2010
Version: 1.6b2
Macupdate lists Joomla, because Joomla does so themselves. I don't think it's Macupdate who's keeping up to date with thousands of software - the developers themselves does.
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30 April 2010
Version: 1.5.17
I still don't understand why MU lists Joomla. They don't list Wordpress, Drupal or any other CMS out there. Here is my comment though: It is very easy to learn, very easy to install and modify. However adding lots of extensions, plugins and etc. is really annoying after some time. And it gets slower and slower. I switched to Wordpress long long time ago. Instead of upgrading the site to 1.5, upgrading to WP was easier. I am glad I did.
06 November 2009
Version: 1.5.15
Joomla on mac? I'm confused.
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23 July 2009
Version: 1.5.13
As I'm a webmaster running quite a few sites using Joomla for an institution with 500 staff I thought I reply to a few ill informed comments that I see everytime I look at this page. M-RICK ia plain wrong. I've trained people to install Joomla, PHP, MYSQL and its never taken 4hrs. Joomla basic install takes less than 10 mins even for a novice. Joomla is a CMS but it should be seen more as a website builder. M-RICK's 4 hr site built from scratch would not have the built in funcionality, the ease of expansion and the cms tools hat joomla has out of the box. As for Mark Everitt - he doesn't actually say what his problems are. It does work with Safari but again he doesn't say WHAT doesn't work. For non admins there is an interface that allows people to add pages and update them also. Its not difficult, I suggest that maybe people need proper training. For anyone who wans to try Joomla on the mac, download MAMP a PHP, MYSQL, APACHE all in one and then install Joomla. Once you've done that head over to the joomla site to look at the extensions pages and the forum. Joomla uses templates to create the look of the site, an excellent template and much more place to go is, its not free but they do excellent stuff.
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16 August 2008
Version: 1.5.6
a crap. Something simple will not request 4 H of setup to understand how this and that works and because there is a bug that provides this you have to edit that manually, sorry, but it is not thedefinition of SIMPLE for me ... In 4 H the website is finished under RapidWeaver while it is still not done in here ... So i bought a licence for RapidWeaver and leave this piece of crap in here ... Anyway it is always like this with opensource softwares, they are full of funttionnality but they will work only after hours of reading over internet ... the dev have just no idea of what ergonomy means ...
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24 April 2008
Version: 1.5.3
My department has a Joomla website, which I've had the dubious pleasure of being an admin for. I'm not sure if the newer versions sort out a lot of my problems, so I can't review this release with a rating. I'd warn admins away from using it, as for editing it doesn't work with Safari, amongst other issues. It's simply a pain to use! On top of that, we've had quite a few complaints that it's confusing to use and add content to. We've had much more luck with a Moin based wiki.
06 June 2006
Version: 1.0.9
Joomla is an excellent content management system. I've been using it and its predecessor (Mambo) for years. The package runs well on my own and remotely hosted sites. I use with *nix, PHP, and MySQL. It is flexible, extensible, and relatively easy to setup and maintain. End-users can add and edit content, which is a real bonus for community, non-profit, and company sites that want to outgrow the single webmaster/chief editor model. Joomla is not, however, a Mac application and may be confusing to some by having it posted here.
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