The Ultimate List of WordPress Statistics


WordPress usage and popularity

  •  WORDPRESS RUNS 4.5% OF THE ENTIRE INTERNET. [12]
  • 50-60% is WordPress’ share of the global CMS market – making it the most popular CMS of them all. [8][2][15]
  • New York Observer, New York Post, TED, Thought Catalog, Williams, USA Today, CNN, Fortune.com, TIME.com, National Post, Spotify, TechCrunch, CBS Local, NBC all use WordPress. [32]
  • 17 posts are published every second on WordPress sites around the world. [4]
  • 37 million global Google searches for “WordPress” are made per month. [4]
 Around 15,886,000 websites on the entire web use WordPress. [15]
  • 8% of the top 100 blogs according to Technorati are managed with WordPress. [7]
  • 2,645 of the top 10k websites on the web use WordPress. [15]
  • 22,111 of the top 100k websites use WordPress. [15]
  • 297,629 of the top 1M websites use WordPress. [15]

In 2014, non-English WordPress downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time. [8]22% of new domains in the US are run with WordPress. [6]WordPress as a CMS (47%) is nearly 12 times more popular than Drupal (4%) in India.

In the US (2014 data), WordPress is preferred by 50% of the users, with Drupal scooping up 17% and Joomla getting 6.44%. [6]

the number of times WordPress was caught guiding missiles. [33]
THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 76.5 MILLION WORDPRESS.COM BLOGS. [3]
  •  50,000 WordPress.com websites are being launched daily. [3]
  • 409+ million people view more than 19.6 billion pages on WordPress.com monthly. [20]
  • 54.2 million new posts and 49.9 million new comments are added monthly. [20]
  • 24.7 million files are uploaded to WordPress.com blogs monthly. [3]
In 2014:
  • 18 million WordPress.com blogs launched. [21]
  • 555 million new posts published on WordPress.com blogs. [21]
  • 670 million – that’s how many comments WordPress.com blogs attracted. [21]
  • 24.5 trillion bytes of data per hour transferred at WordPress.com. [21]
  • 3.79 million theme changes took place. [3]

This is how many blog posts on WordPress.com included a:

Twitter embed: 45 million. [17]
 YouTube embed: 14 million. [17]
 Flickr embed: 23 million. [17]

 

120 languages are in use at WordPress.com sites. [20]

71% of WordPress.com blogs are written in English. [20]
5.1% of WordPress.com blogs are written in Spanish. [20]

 WordPress.com gets more unique visitors than Amazon (126 million per month vs. 96 million per month).  [7]

WordPress freelancing/jobs

$50 per hour is how much WordPress developers usually charge. [7]
  •  State of the Word address says: 25% of survey participants make their living from WordPress. Over 90% of people build more than one site, and spend less than 200 hours on each. [1]
  • $1,000 is what a person usually pays for a full site design. [10]
  • In 2014, WordPress was the most requested skill in the world according to Sketch Themes. [6]
  • 243,161 WordPress projects have been completed on Freelancer.com as of January 2015. That’s a total value of $60,571,205. [6]
  • The most successful Envato Power Elite author has sold over 100,000 copies of one theme alone. [14]
  • WordPress.com has only 394 employees. [18]
  • Facebook has the same number of monthly unique visitors (US) as WordPress.com, but they employ 25 times more people. [18]

WordPress development

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There have been 27 major versions of WordPress released since the platform’s inception. [24]
  • Major versions of WordPress get released every 152 days on the average. [12]
  • 22% of WordPress sites are running on the latest version of WordPress. [4]
  • WordPress 4.3 has been downloaded more than 17 million times. [23]
  • WordPress 4.x is used by 81.1% of all WordPress websites, while WordPress 3.x is still used by 18.2%. [5]
  • 56 – the number of official translations of WordPress. [27]
  • WordPress 4.1 features 394,243 lines of code (96,924 of those lines are comments.). In comparison with the previous major release, 17,599 lines were added. [12]
  • Around 21% of the whole WordPress code are comments. [30]

The milestones:

  • Version 1.2 – plugins are introduced. [34]
  • Version 1.2 – localization is introduced. [34]
  • Version 1.5 – the first version of WordPress that allowed us to have multiple themes. [35]

WordPress themes

 123,498,018 TOTAL THEME DOWNLOADS FROM WORDPRESS.ORG IN 2014. [8]

A premium WordPress theme has the average price of $40. [10]  Among the 10 most popular free themes on WordPress.org, only 3 come from third-party developers (not developed by WordPress.org or Automattic). They are: Swift, Zerif Lite, ColorWay. [29]

ThemeForest:
  • 50% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $1,000 in a month, and 5% have made at least 10,000 in a month. [14]
  • 25% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $2,500 in a month. [14]
  • 15% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $5,000 in a month. [14]
  • 7% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $7,500 in a month. [14]
  • 93% of overall ThemeForest sales come from responsive themes. [14]
  • Over 70% of ThemeForest searches are focused around niche themes. [14]

WordPress plugins

 WORDPRESS.ORG PLUGINS RECEIVED 1 BILLION TOTAL DOWNLOADS, AND COUNTING. [26]
 40,000+ WordPress plugins in the official directory, and counting. [22]

824,474,872 total plugin downloads happened on WordPress.org in 2014. [8]

  • 35+ million total downloads is what makes Akismet the most popular plugin of all time. [25]
  • 11 plugins have reached more than 7+ million downloads. They are: WooCommerce, NextGEN Gallery, WordPress Importer, WP Super Cache, Google Analytics by Yoast, Google XML Sitemaps, Jetpack, Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, All in One SEO Pack, Wordfence Security. [19][28]
  • 19 plugins have reached the 1+ million active installs mark. They are: Hello Dolly, W3 Total Cache, Contact Form 7, Really Simple CAPTCHA, All in One SEO Pack, Google Analytics by Yoast, Google XML Sitemaps, WordPress Importer, Regenerate Thumbnails, WooCommerce, WP-PageNavi, WP Super Cache, Jetpack, TinyMCE Advanced, NextGEN Gallery, Wordfence Security, Yoast SEO, Advanced Custom Fields, Akismet. [28]
  • On CodeCanyon, 80% of searches are focused on functionality (i.e. sliders, forms, calendars). [14]

WordPress community

  •  There were 80 official WordCamps held in 29 countries in 2014. [12]
  • There are 840+ meetup groups for WordPress all over the world. [16]
  • 249,973 active members in WordPress meetup groups all over the world. [16]
  • 66 countries and 535 cities is where you can find WordPress meetup groups. [16]
  • 2,030,000+ topics on the official WordPress support forum. [31]

References:

Source : https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-statistics/#
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