WordPress Market Share

WordPress Market Share

WordPress Content Management System (CMS) is used by 38.3% of all the websites online. With such a huge market share, definitely, WordPress is the king of all CMSs.

WordPress is an open-source software regulated by wordpress.org website. WordPress offers thousands of themes / plugins to enhance the features of a website.   

Since its inception in 2003, starting from a blogging tool to a full-on CMS,  WordPress has grown to become the major player in the internet world. As per latest report (2020), the market share of WordPress stands around 63.5%

WordPress has increased the percentage share from 23.3% in 2015 to 38.3% in 2020, leaving way behind all the competitors, the next being Shopify with minute 2.8% in 2020.

The reason for the growth of WordPress is its being open-source; which gives lot of flexibility in terms of hosting, design, development. The other major open-source CMSs are Joomla and Drupal with 2.3% and 1.5% respectively.

There are many popular websites which use WordPress suc as Time magazine. TED’s blog. Vogue. Sony Music. Harvard’s blogs. MTV News. Reader’s Digest. Thought Catalogue. CNN. Even Beyonce and Jay Z’s websites are powered by WordPress.

Around 50,000+ websites are being made using WordPress and the numbers are expected to grow. 70 million posts are being published monthly and the numbers are expected to grow. The WordPress platform is used by 170 languages. According to the statistic English leads all:

  • 71% of are English speakers.
  • Spanish with 4.7% comes second.
  • Indonesian with 2.4% is third
  • Portuguese and French come 4th and 5th with 2.3% and 1.5% respectively.

The origin of the name “WordPress” was actually suggested by blogger Christine Selleck Tremoulet’s. The most amazing part is that all WordPress versions are named after jazz musicians such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, George Gershwin, and Sonny Sitt. And finally there is a song about WordPress It’s called “Do The WordPress Wiggle” and composed by Zack Katz.