WordPress Powers 18.9% of the Web

Over a year ago, there was a survey done that showed that 48 of the top 100 blogs in the world were running on WordPress. That showed how the big blogs preferred WordPress as a platform it did not explain how much of the web used the platform. A couple of days ago, Matt Mullenweg (Founder of Automattic) gave a speech at WordCamp San Francisco 2013. He shared an interesting bit of statistic, which was that now 18.9% of web was running on WordPress.

Some WordPress Stats over the past 10 years.
Some WordPress Stats over the past 10 years.

Here are some of the interesting stats about the last year.

  • Over 46 million downloads of WordPress happened.
  • 336 themes were added to the library in a single year.
  • There were 6,758 plugins were approved which takes the total over 26,000 plugins in all available on WordPress.
  • And finally, about 18.9% of the web runs on WordPress.

Future WordPress Updates

There was also an outline of future updates planned for WordPress. This included WordPress 3.7 version that is scheduled for early October. WordPress 3.7 will apparently be a version where major cleanup of the platform will be done. WordPress 3.8 is scheduled to be released in December this year. You can keep a track of WordPress version road-map here.

(via Venture Beat)

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