Insider’s Only Known: 22 Unbelievable WordPress Stats You Never Heard of Before


There are currently 1 billion plus websites on the web. These numbers are growing rapidly over a short span of time due to the technological development especially after the advent of the CMS. The most loved and recommended CMS by the user is the WordPress.

Due to its overwhelming support, some of the WordPress stats are really interesting. Of Course, we also love WordPress and been thinking how to express and share this love with fellow people like us. We did this post. In this post, we are going to share some unbelievable WordPress stats which are less known to the regular WordPress users.


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WordPress Stats of it’s contribution to the World Wide Web

As said before there are almost 1 billion websites on the world wide web. Due to the simplicity and ease to use features WordPress dominate the web. Below WordPress stats shows the contribution of WordPress to the internet world.

  1. 27.3% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. Examples- The New York Times, Angry Birds, Sony and much more.
  2. WordPress developers are all around the world contributing to WordPress. At this instance, WordPress have 45000+ plugins to help your website.
  3. 2682 of the top 10,000 websites are powered by WordPress.
  4. WordPress alone holds 58.5% of the content management systems market share.

WordPress Stats about its Versions

Updates are released consistently to improve the performance and the security of the WordPress. The following WordPress stats shows the version details till date.

  1. There are nearly 143 versions of WordPress till date.
  2. 90.1% of all the WordPress website uses version 4 of WordPress.
  3. Version 4.6 is used by 44.0% of all the website who use WordPress version 4.

[table][thead][tr][th]Versions[/th][th]Percentage of Use[/th][/tr][/thead][tbody][tr][td]Version 4.6[/td][td]44.0%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.5[/td][td]14.9%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.4[/td][td]10.06%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.7[/td][td]10.5%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.3[/td][td]7.1%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.2[/td][td]6.1%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version 4.1[/td][td]4.1%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Version4.0[/td][td]2.7%[/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]

8. The latest version 4.7 number of downloads is 7472668*

* the download count is taken as of now, you can check the number of current downloads at present here

WordPress Stats About it’s Fame and Love

WordPress fan base is very huge and love for it is immeasurable. These WordPress stats gives some awe factors shown by WordPress to is fans and vice versa.

  1. The average search of the word WordPress in Google is 1 million to 10 million per month.
  2. WordPress has its own fanart page. Where the WordPress fans share their love.
  3. WordPress has official swag store for the WordPress fanatics to wear their WordPress apparels and much more.
  4. Over 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month.
  5. Nearly 69.5 million new posts are posted every month, also receives 46.8 million new comments each month.
  6. Almost 50,000 new WordPress Websites are added daily.

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WordPress Stats of Content  Language

WordPress is famous for bloggers and lots of contents are added to it around the world. These WordPress stats gives some cool facts

15. WordPress blogs are written in over 120 languages. The top 10 languages are

[table][thead][tr][th]Content Language[/th][th]Percentage of Use[/th][/tr][/thead][tbody][tr][td]English[/td][td]71%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Spanish[/td][td]4.7%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Indonesian[/td][td]2.4%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Portuguese (Brazil)[/td][td]2.3%[/td][/tr][tr][td]French[/td][td]1.5%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Russian[/td][td]1.3%[/td][/tr][tr][td]German[/td][td]1.2%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Italian[/td][td]1%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Turkish[/td][td]0.7%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Dutch[/td][td]0.6%[/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]

16. The most popular content languages are

[table][thead][tr][th]Content Language[/th][th]Usage[/th][/tr][/thead][tbody][tr][td]English[/td][td]52.4%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Russian[/td][td]6.4%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Japanese[/td][td]5.7%[/td][/tr][tr][td]German[/td][td]5.4%[/td][/tr][tr][td]Spanish[/td][td]5.0%[/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]

17. The fastest growing content language as of November 2016 is Japanese

[table][thead][tr][th]Content Language[/th][th]Sites[/th][/tr][/thead][tbody][tr][td]Japanese[/td][td]146[/td][/tr][tr][td]Spanish[/td][td]110[/td][/tr][tr][td]Persian[/td][td]96[/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]

WordPress the Automattic

WordPress is the proud project of Automattic people. They follow this impressive line ” We don’t make software for free, we make it for freedom“. They also have some interesting WordPress stats under their sleeves, take a look at some.

  1. Though WordPress was used for blogging predominantly in the beginning. Now WordPress is most popular with business, least popular with news sites.
  2. Automattic is the people behind, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Polldaddy, Cloudup, and more
  3. With almost 187 million unique visitors monthly it has 514 employees on board. Amazon next to WordPress has 182 million Uniques visitors monthly has 230,800 employees which are nearly 450 times the WordPress employee count!!
  4. WordPress is one of the non profitable projects of Automattic, other projects are
  • WP for iOS
  • WP for Android
  • P2 Theme
  • BuddyPress
  • bbPress
  • WordCamp US
  1. WordPress acquired Woocommerce on May 19-2015. With 19,051,422 downloads, WooCommerce powers over 39% of all online stores.

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So hope you guys came to know some jaw dropping facts about the WordPress from these WordPress stats. We shared our love as well as all the people around the globe they have towards WordPress through this WordPress stats post. Share your thoughts and love also in the comment section below.

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