People might ask you, why would you want to switch to the WordPress CMS platform? With the current position and progress of WordPress, the answer to it shouldn’t be too difficult. Because since 2003, today after 15 years of its successful journey and establishment all the awesome WordPress stats would automatically answer all the questions people might have in their curious mind about WordPress.
Some people might still have the temerity to speak against WordPress and the number of flaws it posses. But the current stats and facts of WordPress will always speak above all for themselves.
So what makes WordPress so special? Let’s find out through some tantalizing stats and facts of WordPress in this post below.
Interesting WordPress Stats & Facts of 2023
The very first version of WordPress was launched on 27th May 2003, making it even an older web platform than Facebook, Youtube & Twitter. It was released by its founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little back then.
Powering up Websites Worldwide
According to the stats conducted by W3Techs, WordPress is currently powering through over 33.1% of the world’s web platforms. A truly remarkable achievement by this popular CMS that is currently used for blogging sites as well as for large business websites.
WordPress Enjoying Substantial Market Share
Almost 47% of the world’s websites do not use a CMS. But among the CMS platform user, WordPress enjoys a whopping 61.1% of the market share making it by far the largest share in the market worldwide.
WordPress Leading in Search Engine
Based on the data conducted by a reliable keyword analysis tool, last year WordPress has been searched on average 2,74,0000 times in a month by people all around the world. Just imagine the search volume it had when you count the relevant long-tail keywords.
Record Installation for Popular Plugins
On average, popular WordPress plugins or themes can get more than a million installations each week. For example, as of January 2020, at the time of writings this, the most popular e-commerce store plugin, WooCommerce has been installed 774,273 times in a week. Just imagine how much business you can make once you have a popular application for WordPress.
World’s Most Popular Business Sites Runs on WordPress
Many business sites are already using WordPress. This number is almost, 35% of 10,000 popular business sites that are actively using it. The list includes some popular sites like The New Yorker, Whitehouse.gov, Reuters, TED, TechCrunch etc.
Even for personal sites as well many globally recognized personalities also use WordPress including celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Kobe Bryant, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and many more.
WordPress Available in More Languages than You Can Imagine
At a full 100% rate, WordPress is now being actively used in 68 languages out of 162. The day is not far when WordPress will be effectively used in all the existing local languages out there.
Most Widely Used WordPress Ecommerce Plugin
WordPress was always known for it being the most popular blogging tool. But over the last decade or so it has evolved and made its entry into the e-commerce business arena as well. WooCommerce is the most popular and widely operated e-commerce plugin is being used in over 13% of WordPress websites currently. The numbers are even more astonishing when you consider it's more than 3 million installations on websites and over 60 million all-time downloads.
More Monthly Visitors than Twitter & Amazon
As per recent stats, it is claimed that both Amazon and Twitter had lower unique monthly visits than WordPress with over 148 million monthly visitors.
Record Number of Download for WordPress v4.9
Now when it comes to the most downloaded software in the world, WordPress is right there at the top. By the time this post is being published, the real-time download counter of WordPress v4.9 would have at least cross pass 160 million.
Registered a Record Number of Posts and Comments
As a blogging site platform, WordPress has set some pretty impressive records over the years. WordPress platform used for blogging continues to encourage people to submit new posts and comments worldwide. The CMS platform has registered about 70.5 million new posts and 52.1 million new comments each month. Meaning bloggers from all over the world create at least 6 new posts each second on WordPress sites.
Number of Available WordPress Plugins
At the time of this post being written, there are currently 54,624 plugins available at WordPress.org with over 1.5 billion total downloads of all these plugins. So you can be rest assured that, there is a plugin for any kind of solution you need in WordPress.
Held an Impressive Number of Wordcamp Worldwide
WordPress making its mark in the global arena has organized a handsome number of WordCamps for WordPress users and welcoming new community members to it every year. The very first WordPress was arranged in the year 2006 in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg. And since then 950+ WordCamp has been held in over 65 countries, with more than 2400 speakers and 1100 sponsors involved in it.
Millions Being Earned over a Single WordPress Theme
ThemeForest is the most popular premium theme and plugins marketplace out there. Based on a report, Avada is the most popular & sold theme for WordPress and as of now, this 59$ priced theme has been bought over 200,000 times, generating over $1.3 million in sales and counting.
Made Record in Terms of Registered Domains in Every 6 Months
A recent survey of CMS usage suggested that there is at least 1.2 million domains registration for WordPress in every 6 months. And the number is only increasing each year.
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WordPress Free Themes in Theme Directory
Currently, in the theme directory of WordPress, there are almost 6000 free themes for WordPress users to choose from. This number is a massive selling point of WordPress for the users who love to decorate their WordPress site frequently. Divi and Genesis are the most popular free theme of all time is used in 10% out of 20% of total WordPress sites.
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WordPress Revenue Touches the Magic Figure of Billion
WordPress, being a Non-Profit organization, the company behind it, Automattic, has made a revenue of $1.3 billion ahead of other gigantic WordPress companies like Envato at $95 million and WP Engine at $74 million.
Akismet Created Record in Blocking Spam Comments
One of the more popular spam blocker plugins Akismet blocks over 7.5 million spam comments every hour. It has already crossed the milestone of 100 billion a long time back. Imagine the number of fake ads it has blocked to save the users to deal with.
Top WordPress Plugins
Popular plugins are the one that enhances the overall performances of your site. In a recent stat, it is concluded that WooCommerce, Akismet, and Yoast SEO made into the top 3 plugins based on their overall performance and capabilities in its respective fields.
Contribution in WordPress
The WordPress v4.9 is already known to be the most popular WordPress release of all time. But very few people know that the main success behind this version was due to the contribution of 443 talented people out of which 185 of them were totally freshers who were taking part in WordPress development for the very first time.
WordPress 5.0 Is Getting a Great Response
Till mid-February ‘19 from the time of its release, the latest version of WordPress v5.0 is getting tremendous response. This new release of WordPress has been downloaded more than 35,000,000 times though only 30% of WordPress websites are running it as of now.
Cost of Maintaining a WordPress Hosting and Domain
Hosting a WordPress site won't cost you a fortune. It only takes around $50-60 to host a professional WordPress site. Whereas a .com domain name will typically cost you upto $10 a year. Meaning you can enjoy top-quality WordPress hosting including a domain of your choice at just 70$ a year.
Getting Started with WordPress Is Still Fun & Easy
Using WordPress is fun because it is the most user-friendly platform of all and it’s easy because it only takes 5 minutes to get started with WordPress from downloading the plugin to configuring it up in just a few simple clicks.
The Popularity of WordPress Against Joomla & Drupal
Like all CMS platforms, even WordPress has competitors in the form of Joomla & Drupal. But when it comes to popularity WordPress is almost 10 times popular than Joomla and 8.9 more popular than Drupal.
Page View Creates Records Each Month
In WordPress, a staggering 21.1 billion pages are viewed each month by more than 410 million people worldwide. And when it comes to the record of files uploaded by the users globally then, the stats say that just in the month of December 2018, an astonishing 70,399,151 files were uploaded through WordPress sites.
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Some WordPress Fun Facts
After all these serious WordPress stats, one might feel WordPress is a boring place to be in. But in reality, it is a fun place to experience the originality of CMS platform. And the fun facts below further prove that.
Do You Know?
- Automattic, the company behind WordPress had a beautiful office in San Francisco, but it was shut down when its employees stopped showing up at work.
- The core developers of WordPress are huge fans of Jazz music. Influenced by that each of the major releases of WordPress was labeled after a renowned Jazz musician
- The active Japanese community members originally created the official mascot of WordPress, Wappu.
- Every WordCamp events get a unique Wappu including a number of specially customized variation of the mascot in it.
- Controlling a missile guidance system was done using WordPress.
- WordPress has around only 800 employees Worldwide, which is 500 times lesser employees than Amazon.
WordPress in the Years to Come
No matter how much anyone would want to deny, but WordPress is indeed the future of CMS platforms. Not to mention its growing popularity as the best blogging platform as well. And the stats & facts discussed in this post already proves that.
Most statistics now already suggest that its immense popularity in the past decade or so mainly drives by the fact of it being a budget-friendly one. Not just the platform, also its offerings of a wide range of marketplace plugins, themes, security, SEO friendliness & available language packs are also a major reason for its fondness of people.
Looking at its progress and development over the years, it is safe to say WordPress will only take over many other popular alternative CMS in the coming years. This is definitely a positive sign for all the WordPress enthusiasts out there and something that they can proudly boast about.
Did you feel we have missed out on some significant WordPress stats? Do you have any fun or informative WordPress stats or facts to share with us? Then we would love to hear from you.
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