WordPress Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting WordPress statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

WordPress Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Founder(s): Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little
  • Current Chief Executive: Matt Mullenweg
  • Parent Company: Automattic
  • Subsidiary: Woocommerce, Tumblr, Akismet, Gravatar, Simplenote
  • App Download (iOS)
  • App Download (Android)

What is WordPress?

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. (source)

WordPress User Count

How many websites use WordPress?

60 million websites

Last updated 3/1/21


What percentage of websites are WordPress?

40%

Last updated 3/1/21


Percentage of the top 10 million websites globally that use WordPress:

33.4%

Last updated 3/15/19


Additional WordPress Statistics

WordPress’ share of the global content management market:

60.2%

Last updated 3/14/18


Number of posts that have been written with WordPress:

2.5 billion

Last updated 6/26/15


Number of comments that have been left on WordPress sites:

3 billion 

Last updated 6/26/15


Number of new WordPress websites added daily:

50,000

Last updated 3/14/15


Number of people who view WordPress blogs monthly:

409 million people

Last updated 3/1/21


Number of pageviews on WordPress blogs monthly:

20 billion pages

Last updated 3/1/21


Number of new comments on WordPress blogs monthly:

77 million new comments

Last updated 3/1/21


Number of new posts on WordPress blogs monthly:

70 million new posts

Last updated 3/1/21


WordPress powers 2,682 of the top 10,000 websites.

Last updated 10/17/16


Most popular WordPress theme(s):

(tie) Genesis and Divi both have 10% of all WordPress sites

Last updated 2/23/17


Number of WordPress employees:

510

Last updated 12/21/16


Number of plug-ins available for WordPress blogs:

54,775

Last updated 3/24/19


Number of times WordPress plug-ins have been downloaded:

1.3 billion times

Last updated 6/29/16


Number of views for the top five blog posts on the WordPress.com platform:

15.8 million


Number of languages that WordPress blogs are written in:

over 120

Last updated 8/2/18


Top language that WordPress blogs are written in:

English (71%)

Last updated 8/2/18


Percentage of WordPress blogs that are written in Spanish:

4.7%

Last updated 8/2/18


Longest title ever on a WordPress.com post:

19,176 words

Last updated 6/26/15


Longest WordPress.com post ever published:

10 million words

Last updated 6/20/15


Number of posts WordPress.com users published in 2016:

595 million


Number of comments WordPress.com users left in 2016:

457 million


Total number of times WordPress has been downloaded:

196 million times

Last updated 12/21/16


Percentage of online stores that run WooCommerce:

39%

Last updated 12/21/16


Number of online stores that run WooCommerce:

1.5 million active stores

Last updated 12/21/16


Number of websites with Jetpack installed on them:

2.1 million

Last updated 12/21/16


Average number of images served daily by Photon:

29 million

Last updated 12/21/16


Number of Spam comments blocked by Akismet in 2016:

80 billion


WordPress powers 235,000 of the top 1 million websites.

Last updated 10/17/16


WordPress powers 22,300 of the top 100,000 websites.

Last updated 10/17/16


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these WordPress stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

About Craig Smith

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