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Seven Thousand Listings and Counting

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Apr 01, 2011 Category Joomla Extensions
In October 2010 I had the privledge of writing a blog post about the JED reaching 6000 listings.  Little did I know that 4 1/2 months later I would be writing a "7000 listings" post.  The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) reached 7000 published listings this week.
Not only are there now 7000 ways to extend Joomla, but those 7000 are very popular.  In October we also announced that there were over 138 million downloads of these extensions.  Now, there have been over 177 million which shows phenomenal growth in a very short period of time.
In October 2010 I had the privledge of writing a blog post about the JED reaching 6000 listings.  Little did I know that 4 1/2 months later I would be writing a "7000 listings" post.  The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) reached 7000 published listings this week.
Not only are there now 7000 ways to extend Joomla, but those 7000 are very popular.  In October we also announced that there were over 138 million downloads of these extensions.  Now, there have been over 177 million which shows phenomenal growth in a very short period of time.
Read the full article at http://community.joomla.org/

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