WordPress now runs 30% of all websites in the world

WordPress now runs 30% of all websites in the world

Nearly 30% of websites were created with WordPress, reveals the W3tech market analysis website. Of the 10 million sites analyzed, 1 third of them run through WordPress. According to W3tech, WordPress now totals 60.2% share of the CMS market (Content Management System). WordPress is the most famous free and open source content management software. Launched nearly 15 years ago by Matthew Mullenweg and Mike Little, CMS has quickly become the most accessible solution for designing and managing a website easily. Today, WordPress holds 60.2% of the market and outperforms its rivals Joomla (6.3% shares) and Drupal (4.4% shares).
WordPress holds 60.2% share of the CMS market
As the numbers from W3Techs point out, WordPress is way above its rivals. In the CMS market, WordPress is second to none. None of its competitors has indeed managed to exceed the bar of 10% market share. In 2015, WordPress was already happy to have been able to garner 25% of market share. At that time, 57.4% of websites were working without CMS. 3 years later, this percentage dropped to 50.2%.
To carry out his study, W3Techs first had to detect the origin of a website. How to determine if a site runs on WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, or if it works without CMS? According to W3Techs, each site is betrayed by a specific use of HTTP headers, HTML, CSS and JavaScript code. It is thanks to these signatures that W3Techs managed to carry out its study. WordPress is available for free for all users. To say goodbye to ads and get a personalized domain name, you can subscribe to a subscription that costs 4 euros per month. Despite this popular success, WordPress quickly became a target for hackers and hackers. To avoid disappointments, we advise you to avoid too dated plugins and free WordPress themes.
 

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