WordPress powers three in 10 sites on the web, W3Techs finds
WordPress now powers 30% of all sites on the web, according to the latest figures from web survey provider W3Techs.
According to the most recent numbers, for the end of February 2018, WordPress is at 30.0% for absolute percentage of websites, giving it a 60.2% market share for all content management systems. It’s worth noting that just over half (50.2%) of sites analysed by W3Techs do not use a CMS monitored by the company, or are built from scratch. The figures arrive from analysis of the top 10 million websites according to Alexa rankings.
Joomla, at 6.3% market share, powers just over 3% of sites, followed by Drupal at 4.4% and 2.2%, and Magento at 2.4% and 1.2% respectively. All in all, more than 50 CMS systems were analysed that powered at least 0.1% of all sites – in other words, 10,000 websites use it – while a further 300 vendors were named which between them had a market share of less than 0.1%.
As far back as 2014 – although the trends were much earlier – this publication mused upon the trend of WordPress becoming a CMS behemoth. A report from 34SP – a WordPress-based hosting provider, mind – found more and more small businesses were getting comfortable with the platform, thereby “finally blowing away its image as just a blogging platform.”
You can see the full list of content management stats here.
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