WordStat: Number of Websites Using WordPress

It’s time to share some cool statistics about WordPress! In this first edition of WordStat: the growth of WordPress usage worlwide. Let me provide you with a teaser: it’s HUGE. Back in 2008, when I started using WordPress, it powered somewhere around 3% of all websites. There was fierce competition going on, and I wasn’t even sure whether I should use WordPress or another CMS. In fact, it would have been regarded a wise decision then if I had chosen Drupal. But I didn’t.

Oh, how times have changed. Currently, WordPress powers 27.1% of the web. It’s still gaining about 3 percentage points of the market each year, which is pretty amazing. See for yourself!

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WordPress yearly usage average from 2008 to 2016.

By the way, there’s somewhere in the neighbourhood of 180 million websites online. Which means WordPress powers a staggering 48 million websites!

Data from:
W3Techs.com
Assorted sources

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