WordPress Statistics and Facts (2021) | How Many Websites Use WordPress?

WordPress Statistics (2019) | How Many Websites Use WordPress?

Here are some of the more impressive WordPress statistics and facts I've been able to dig up recently. 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 Statistics (2019) | How Many Websites Use WordPress?

Few companies have impacted digital marketing like WordPress. WordPress' simple and free content management system(CMS) and endless library of free and (relatively) inexpensive themes and plug-ins have made creating awesome WordPress sites site that has dynamic and optimized content a DIY project for many business owners and marketers.

While custom development certainly has its benefits, WordPress has leveled the digital marketing playing field just a bit for smaller businesses trying to compete with major companies with large marketing budgets. WordPress is such an impressive web platform that even some of the larger sites on the web have built their sites on it and a number of established web developers have switched to WordPress as their CMS of choice to build on.

WordPress Facts

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 Statistics

How many websites use WordPress?

60 million websites

Last updated 3/1/21

What percentage of websites are WordPress?


Last updated 3/1/21

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


Last updated 3/15/19

WordPress' share of the global content management market:


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:


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:


Last updated 12/21/16

Number of plug-ins available for WordPress blogs:


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:


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:


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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Number of files uploaded to WordPress blogs monthly:

24.7 million files

Last updated 10/28/14

Number of new WordPress sites added in 2014:

18 million

Number of new posts published on WordPress sites in 2014:

555 million

Number of comments left on WordPress blogs in 2014:

670 million comments

WordPress average data traffic in 2014:

24.5 trillion bytes of data per hour

Number of times that WordPress blog owners changed their themes in Oct 2015:

2.8 million theme changes

Number of unique WordPress blog posts that include a Twitter embed:

45 million

Last updated 8/13/14

Number of unique WordPress blog posts that include a YouTube embed:

14 million

Last updated 8/13/14

Number of unique WordPress blog posts that include a Flickr embed:

23 million

Last updated 8/13/14

Number of WordPress users in India:

7.4 million

Last updated 9/12/14