According to data from web technology survey W3Techs, WordPress now powers 30 percent of the websites of the world. It has increased nearly 5 percent is last two and a half years after WordPress hit the 25 percent mark in November 2015.
According to the folks at W3Techs, they scanned the top 10 million websites, as determined by Alexa rankings, and then had taken a three-month average. These numbers are updated daily making WordPress account for 60 percent of the CMS market.
These figures given by W3Techs represents the entire Web, no matter whether a website uses a CMS or not. As per the market, WordPress actually claims 60.2 percent, which is up from 58.7 percent in November 2015. In other platforms, Joomla has seen its usage jump from 2.8 percent to 3.1 percent, while Drupal is up from 2.1 percent to 2.2 percent.
It should also be noted that ” WordPress” refers to both the non-hosted open source blogging software that is the WordPress.org and also the hosted WordPress.com platform.
W3Techs determined that nearly one-third websites are now running on WordPress.
WordPress has crossed many roads and come a long way since it started in 2003 and today covering about 30 percent of world’s websites is definitely an achievement. This is a good news for Automattic itself as well as the community of Developers and designers who work hard and build and design themes and plugins for WordPress well as for web hosts who offer WordPress packages.