Building your website on the foundation of WordPress is a smart business decision. Here’s a rundown of some helpful WordPress statistics and facts that prove its value:
- WordPress powers 43% of the web or over 708 million sites.
- WordPress is used worldwide and available in more than 200+ languages and with 68 up-to-date locales. It has over 1,598 plugins and 1,224 themes available with language packs.
- Overall there are 59,000 plugins with 1+ billion downloads that provide enhanced functionality to WordPress. There were over 400 contributors to the core of WordPress in the latest version.
- WordPress technology advances rapidly and has released a new version about every 4 months while maintaining backwards compatibility to minimize the effects of new features on existing sites. There have been 140 millions downloads of WordPress.
- WordPress is ranked the #1 best overall Content Management System (CMS) and it powers 37% of CMS driven web sites…far more than Joomla or Drupal.
- The WordPress community is strong worldwide. WordPress meetups include 472,204 members in 757 groups and 111 countries. Worldwide there were 100s of WordCamps in 50+ countries with 1000s of sponsors and speakers.
- Many notable companies use WordPress for their sites including Mercedes-Benz, Time Magazine, IBM, Best Buy, The Walt Disney Company, Forbes, The New York Times, and CNN. Visit the WordPress showcase to see more.
If you’ve made the smart choice to build your website with WordPress, rest assured you’re on a secure, maintainable, and widely adopted software platform.
Below is an infographic summary of current WordPress statistics at a glance gathered from various sources as indicated.
At LuminFire, one of our specialties is integrating Claris FileMaker with WordPress – combining these two powerful technologies into a single seamless business solution that helps you work smarter. You may be interested in our companion Claris FileMaker statistics infographic.
If you’re looking to take your WordPress website to the next level, LuminFire can help.