WordPress Statistics Q4 2016 - How does WP compare to other CMS
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WordPress started in 2003 and was created for simple everyday blogging. And over time it’s grown to be the most used CMS in the world.

Everything about WordPress was created by and for the WordPress community. It’s an Open Source project, this means there are people all over the world improving it every day. There are no license fees to use WordPress.

How many of the top 10,000 websites use WordPress?


2,648 = 26.5%

How many of the top 100,000 websites use WordPress?


22,454 = 22.5%

How many of the top Million websites use WordPress?


233,140 = 24.8%

Community Driven

Community is powerful. WordPress’ community is powerful due to it’s sheer mass. Let’s take a look at how many websites (that are known) using WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Concrete5.

Live Websites: WordPress vs. Other CMS

Estimate of 17,676,578 live websites using WordPress

Estimate of 2,523,734 live websites using Joomla

Estimate of 772,992 live websites using Drupal

Estimate of 425,730 live websites using TYPO3

Estimate of 83,898 live websites using Concrete5

Information provided by Builtwith

Why Use WordPress?

Longevity and reliability. With other CMS options you don’t have the same growth, community or options for expansion.

Google Trends (Content Management Systems)

Google trends gives you a real, tried and true way to see how popular particular searches are over a period of time. This is a 5 year trend showcasing searches for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Concrete5.

WordPress vs. Drupal vs. Joomla vs Concrete5

Plugins in the Repository

Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. There are 47,385 plugins with a total of 1,442,940,176 total downloads.

Note: there are numerous plugins not available in the Repository (available from secondary websites and marketplaces).



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