WordPress Used On 1 in 4 Sites on the Web Today

WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, celebrated a milestone this week as his content management system is now powering 25% of all sites on the web.shutterstock_192394451-1-760x400

This news comes courtesy of a W3Techs survey, and according to Mullenweg this number should be even greater by year’s end:

“Sometimes it goes up and down through the course of a month, but it’s still a pretty fun milestone that we can now say about one in four websites are now powered by the scrappy open-source underdog with its roots stretching all the way back to a single person in Corsica, France. We should be comfortably past 25% by the end of the year.”

Mullenweg is no doubt also proud that, according to W3Techs, WordPress is the fastest growing CMS out there:

“Every 74 seconds a site within the top 10 million starts using WordPress. Compare this with Shopify, the second-fastest growing CMS, which is gaining a new site every 22 minutes.”

Here is the market share of the top 5 content management systems:

  1. WordPress 25.0%
  2. Joomla 2.8%
  3. Drupal 2.1%
  4. Magento 1.2%
  5. Blogger 1.2%

There is plenty of room for growth for any of the top CMS’s on the web, as a whopping 57% of all sites aren’t built on any identifiable CMS at all.

W3Techs is calling WordPress “one of the biggest success stories on the web” — in light of these stats it’s hard to deny such a claim.


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