Jaw Dropping WordPress Statistics, Facts & Info

WordPress is a popular CMS (content management system) powered by WordPress and free to download.

With WordPress, you start an online blog or website in minutes with a beautiful theme and powerful plugins to help streamline your business.

But did you know that WordPress powers a lot of the web?

In this article, we are going to deep dive into some of the most interesting and insane WordPress statistics:

WordPress Usage Statistics

WordPress powers 34% of the internet in 2019, a 4% rise from the previous year. (Hosting Tribunal)

If you count only the CMS-built sites, then about 60% of them are WordPress. (Hosting Tribunal)

Over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month. (Hosting Tribunal)

In 2016, nearly 118 billion words were published on WordPress. (Hosting Tribunal)

But WordPress is not only for blogging – nearly 28% of all e-commerce goes through WooCommerce. (Hosting Tribunal)

281 new WooCommerce shops appear on average every day. (Hosting Tribunal)

661 WordPress sites pop up daily. (Hosting Tribunal)

WordPress.org offers over 50,000 plugins and over 3,500 GPL-licensed themes. (Hosting Tribunal)

In 2018, the non-English WordPress downloads were more than the English ones. (Hosting Tribunal)

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WordPress 4.7 Has Been Downloaded Over 19,700,000 Times. (Who Is Hosting This)


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WordPress Gets 175 Million Page Views Per Month. (Who Is Hosting This)

In 2016, WordPress Published 117,939,148,357 Words. (Who Is Hosting This)

WordPress.com Blogs Have Over 400 Million Monthly Viewers. (Who Is Hosting This)

WordPress Has Had 4,969 Commits by 70 Contributors. (Who Is Hosting This)

Over 39% of All Online Stores Run on WooCommerce. (Who Is Hosting This)

Only around 40 percent of WordPress sites are up to date. (Torque Mag)

25 percent of WordPress users make a full-time living off of the CMS. (Torque Mag)

WordPress is 8.9 times more prevalent than Drupal and ten times more popular than Joomla. (99 Forms)

35% of 10,000 popular business sites use WordPress. (99 Forms)

There are 805 new WordPress sites built daily. (99 Forms)

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WordPress is available in 162 languages and actively used in 68 of them. (99 Forms)

22% of WordPress sites are running on the latest version of WordPress. (Code in WP)

Around 21% of the whole WordPress code are comments. (Code in WP)

WordPress gets the most of its downloads on Wednesdays, while Fridays are the least popular. (Code in WP)

WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market. (Kinsta)

WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world. (Kinsta)

500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platforms like Shopify and Squarespace. (Kinsta)

Almost 47% of the world’s websites do not use a CMS. But among the CMS platform user, WordPress enjoys a whopping 61.1% of market share making it by far the largest shares in the market worldwide. (WeDevs)

Based on the data conducted by a reliable keyword analysis tool, last year WordPress has been searched on an average of 2,74,0000 times in a month by people all around the world. (WeDevs)

The very first version of WordPress was launched on 27th May 2003, making it even an older web platform than Facebook, Youtube & Twitter. (WeDevs)

As per recent stats, it is claimed that both Amazon and Twitter had lower unique monthly visits than WordPress with over 148 million monthly visits. (WeDevs)

More than 22% of all new domain names in the United States are running WordPress. (WP Beginner)

WordPress Theme Statistics

There Are 3,000+ Free GPL-licensed Themes for WordPress. (Who Is Hosting This)

The median price of a WordPress theme is $59. (99 Forms)

A custom WordPress theme with its own unique design and plugins can cost $10,000 and it may increase depending on the project’s requirements. (WP Beginner)

WordPress Plugin Statistics

There Are 48,500+ Free Plugins for WordPress. (Who Is Hosting This)

Akismet is still the #1 downloaded plugin. (Torque Mag)

The top 19 plugins have been downloaded more than 1 million times. (99 Forms)

The most popular free page builder is Elementor with over 430,000 new downloads every week. (99 Forms)

All-in-One SEO Pack is the most downloaded plugin. (99 Forms)

Wordfence blocked 4,952,346,301 attacks on WordPress sites in the last 30 days. (99 Forms)

Yoast SEO currently has over 176 million downloads. (Kinsta)

The most popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce is installed on more than 3 million websites with 43 million all-time downloads. (WP Beginner)

WordPress Security Statistics

61% of infected WordPress sites are out of date. (Code in WP)

According to one study, 30.95% of Alexa’s top 1 million websites run a vulnerable version of 3.6 of WordPress. (Code in WP)

39% of WordPress vulnerabilities are cross-site scripting (XSS) issues. (Code in WP)

41% of WordPress attacks are caused by vulnerability on the hosting platform. (Kinsta)

52% of WordPress vulnerabilities relate to WordPress plugins. (Kinsta)

wordpress security stats

44% of hacking was caused by outdated WordPress sites. (Kinsta)

Around 8% of WordPress sites were hacked due to a weak password. (WP Beginner)

WordPress Community Statistics

WordPress.com Only Has 532 employees. (Who Is Hosting This)

The average salary for WordPress jobs is $61,349. (Code in WP)

66 countries and 535 cities are where you can find WordPress meetup groups. (Code in WP)

511,000+ active members in WordPress meetup groups all over the world. (Code in WP)

WordPress developers charge anywhere between $20-$100 per hour (the lower end of the spectrum includes people from countries with a lower cost of living). (Kinsta)

In 2017, WordPress communities around the world organized 128 WordCamp events, in 48 countries, and sold 39,625 tickets. (WP Beginner)



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