WordPress powers one in every four websites you visit online. Thats Huge! It’s safe to say WordPress is no longer just a blogging tool – it’s by far the most popular content management system online and here are the numbers to back it up.
Ever had someone tell you WordPress is just for bloggers, here are some facts that proves its dominance.
WordPress Powers 25.5% of the Web
WordPress has seen some remarkable growth in recent years and isn’t going to slow down any time soon. WordPress reported 20% of all websites where running the platform just 2 years. If that growth trend continues we will see it reach 30% in 2017
WordPress Powers 30% of the Top 1000 Websites
If the first stat here didn’t impress you, consider WordPress is running The New York Times, CNN, TechCrunch and the NFL. 300 of the top 1000 most trafficked sites on the Internet are running on top WordPress
There Have Been 144 Versions of WordPress
Volunteers all over the world contribute to WordPress ensuring it is regularly updated and secure. WordPress 4.4 alone had over 471 people contribute code.
WordPress is Available in 57 Languages
WordPress can deliver your content to visitors world wide. If English isn’t your native language you can download WordPress Bengali, Danish, Esperanto, and Icelandic just to name a few
There are Over 42,000 Plugins
And that is just the free plugins on WordPress.org. There are even more premium plugins on CodeCanyon, WooThemes and other sites.
WordPress Developers earn $50 an Hour
In Matt Mullenweg’s 2012 State of the Word he announced that are over 6,800 self-employed people developing websites on WordPress and charging a average of $50. The 2014 State of the Word showed that a quarter of these people make a full time living off the CMS.
18 New WordPress Posts Ever Second
In an avaerage month on WordPress.com and self hosted sites with the Jetpack plugin installed there are 53.1 million new blog posts. That is 1.7 million new posts every day and over 1000 a minute.Totalled up these blogs produce 43.5 million comments every month