WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) in the web world. From blogs to commercial websites, WordPress is widely used by millions of websites across the globe.

Here are some interesting and amazing facts about WordPress.

1) Currently, around 48% of top 100 blogs are running on WordPress platform

The Next Web, Mashable, TechCrunch, Think Progress, CNN Political Ticker, Search Engine Land and most of the top 100 blogs use WordPress as their CMS. They can be self-hosted or hosted outside but common thing among maximum of them are that they are on WordPress platform.

Image - Share of WordPress in top 100 blogs

2) 17 new posts are published on WordPress platform each second

Yes, that’s true! Since WordPress is a free open source platform and is especially designed for bloggers, so its usage is quite high all around the world.

3) At present, total 37,559 plugins are available on WordPress site and these figures keep on growing day by day

At the time of writing this post, there are total 37,559 plugins available at www.wordpress.org and they have been downloaded 913,485,200 times. Surprisingly true 🙂

4) Akismet is all-time favorite plugin of WordPress

Akismet is the best WordPress plugin which filters junk comments and secures your website from spam. Till date, Akismet has been downloaded totally 30,528,121 times and its average downloading rate is around 18,000 per day.

5) Total 51 translations available for WordPress

Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress has come up with 51 different translations of WordPress. So you don’t need to restrict yourself to one language i.e. English. You can choose any language for your site supported by WordPress. This WordPress feature increases its usage world-wide.

6) 267,074 million websites are using WordPress as their CMS till date

Now you can easily guess how famous WordPress is! WordPress left the other CMS like Drupal, Joomla, Blogger etc. far far behind in popularity.

7) 69.3% of WordPress websites are using WordPress version 4

WordPress frequently launches its updated versions in market. It has already introduced its version1, version 2, version 3 and the latest version 4. The last version has been downloaded by 69.3% of total websites (which are running on WordPress). Compare the statistics of its different versions here-

WordPress version

% of websites running on WordPress

version1

less than 0.1%

version2

0.8%

version3

29.9%

version4

69.3%

8) 14.7 billion page visits are monthly there on WordPress blog

WordPress blog experiences massive traffic. The average monthly page view rate has reached 14.7 billion. The digits are quite impressive and show how user-friendly this platform is.

9) Only 283 brains work behind “wordpress.com”.

WordPress.com is widely used by millions of web-users, but you’ll get surprised by the fact that it only has 283 employees. Fewer but amazing brains!

How to get your own WordPress website?

The easiest way to get your own WordPress website is by going to a reliable WordPress hosting provider who provides auto-installation of WordPress. ZNetLive provides WordPress auto-installed on all WordPress Hosting plans. So you can skip the installation step and go straight to creating your website. :)

Services ZNetLive offer:

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Managed WordPress Hosting

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