WordPress is the most popular blogging platform and CMS. But some of the facts about WordPress is very interesting.

Even i was shocked when i learned about it the first time.

These fun facts about WordPress will make you love it even more.

So, here are some of the most interesting facts about WordPress

  1. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet.
  2. WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
  3. WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
  4. 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on a platform like Shopify and Squarespace
  5. The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
  6. WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million eCommerce sites in the world
  7. WordPress now powers 35.2% of websites, with a 35.2% share in the CMS market.
  8. WordPress 5.4 has been downloaded 10,119,547 times
  9. there are over 55,000 plugins on the WordPress Plugin Directory
  10. There are over 7,460 free themes on the WordPress Themes directory
  11. One of the most popular WordPress Plugin Yoast SEO is downloaded 238,335,163 times.
  12. You have free plugins for almost anything you need in your WordPress website

Popular WordPress Plugins

  1. WordPress was first launched in 2003
  2. It was originally built for blogging only now it is a popular CMS
  3. Most popular eCommerce WordPress plugin is WooCommerce
  4. Most sold premium WordPress theme is Avada with over 500,000 sales
  5. The block editor Gutenberg is considered one of the worst WordPress update till date leading to 5M+ active installs of Classic Editor and 300K+ of Disable Gutenberg
  6. WordPress powers over 75 million sites on the web according to WordCamp
  7. Even the big names like TechCrunch to TED, CNN, and Spotify publishes on WordPress.com according to WordPress
  8. About 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments are published each month on WordPress.com
  9. 71% of the blogs hosted in WordPress.com is in the English language
  10. WordPress releases a new default theme every year
  11. WordPress is older than Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  12. WordPress is completely free for both personal and commercial use
  13. WordPress is available in 100+ languages
  14. WordPress is written using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  15. WordPress.com and WordPress.org is not the same, one is a blogging platform and other is open-source CMS
  16. WordPress can be installed within 5 minutes
  17. Even in just in January 2020, over 2,000 WordPress sites have hacked and redirect visitors to a number of scam sites
  18. WordPress.com is 4 times more popular than blogger according to Google Trends 2020
  19. The most popular social media platform, Facebook, uses WordPress to publish their news and announcements
  20. Daily newspaper Chicago Sun Times, Variety, Herald Sun, New York Post and lifestyle magazine Vogue is using WordPress
  21. The popular English rock band The Rolling Stones’s official website is in WordPress
  22. The White House website and the Obama Foundation website was also built with WordPress
  23. The official website for Toyota Motors Brasil was created using WordPress
  1. Official websites of Popular celebrities like Usain Bolt, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Jay z and Justin Bieber is using WordPress
  2. As it is an open-source and very widely used software across the world, it is also the most hacked website CMS
  3. Around 8% of WordPress sites were hacked due to a weak password according to WPBeginner
  4. The popular shoes and bags brand Bata website was also built with WordPress
  5. Georgia State University website was also created using WordPress
  6. 41% of All Online Stores use WooCommerce which is a WordPress based eCommerce plugin
  7. Until the “W” watermark was introduced in early 2005, WordPress had no logo
  8. 4,587,129,711 Total attacks blocked in past 30 days as of April 2020
  9. 110,984 Malicious IPs Blacklisted in last month only
  10. 78% of infected websites in 2016 used WordPress
  11. 55% of WordPress installations were out-of-date at the time of infection according to sucuri.net
  12. According to SimplyHired, the average salary for “WordPress jobs” is $63,092 in 2014 which is now around $55,000 now
  13. The WordPress core developers are lovers of jazz music, so every major WordPress release is named after a famous jazz musician according to WordPress.org
  14. According to Open Hub’s Project Cost Calculator, WordPress took an estimated effort of over 112 person-years. This is based on 423,759 lines of code, with an estimated cost of over $6 million to fund a project of this size.
  15. According to W3techs, WordPress has 61.8% of the CMS market share — more than all other systems (eg, Drupal, Joomla) combined.
  16. WordPress Has Had 4,969 Commits by 70 Contributors according to whoishostingthis.com
  17. There Are 54,000+ Free Plugins for WordPress downloaded over 1.5 billion times
  18. WordPress only has 1,149 employees spread across 72 countries
  19. WordPress is still growing and hasn’t reached its peak yet.
  20. WordPress is responsible for an additional 1.1 million domain registrations every 6 months builtwith.com
  21. Infographic: https://blog.builtwith.com/2015/11/11/wordpress-vs-joomla-vs-drupal-the-battle-of-the-cms/
  22. 34% of the world’s 10,000 most popular websites use WordPress
  23. WordPress gets almost as many unique monthly visitors as Twitter does. (Source: Automattic)
  24. WordPress takes care of 80-90% of the mechanics of SEO. (Source: WordPress)
  25. You can’t use WordPress in a domain name as it is a registered trademark
  26. Term “WordPress” Global Search Volume 2.7M semrush.com
Keyword overview WordPress Semrush

Keyword overview of “WordPress” according to Semrush.com

  1. Although WordPress is a nonprofit organization, Automattic, the founder company has made a revenue of $1.3 billion
  2. Companies like Envato and WP engine, based on WordPress products have made millions of revenue 
  3. WordPress is a billion-dollar industry despite being a free product. WordPress themes, plugins, services, and information has a huge market worldwide.
  4. You can have your WordPress up and running at the price as low as $60 per year.
  5. 8% of the top blogs are managed using WordPress according to Technorati
  6. Envato runs the largest WordPress marketplace, ThemeForest with around 11,942 themes and largest WordPress plugins marketplace CodeCanyon with around 7,395 plugins
  7. Akismet, Yoast SEO and Contact Form 7 are the most popular WordPress plugins with more than 5 million active installs
  8. WordPress is 10 times more popular than Joomla and Drupal according to WebsiteSetup.org

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