20 Interesting WordPress Statistics in 2019

According to various studies to determine the best content management system (CMS), the research has shown that WordPress is among the top-rated and most used CMS. That’s because WordPress has many benefits that makes several people prefer it over the others.

For those who do not know the essential things that the CMS software can do, the CMS software can allow the user to create, edit and also publish the content easily into a web without coding.

According to the study’s results, WordPress has been voted to be among the best CMS software. Therefore in this article, we are going to discuss the 20 best WordPress statistics and facts that you should know.

Here are some of the most amazing WordPress statistics:

1. WordPress users create 27 new posts every second.

The amount of times a CMS is used is a great sign if you’re thinking about adopting it for your own website. WordPress is widely popular and heavily used by its users. According to WordPress.com stats which includes posts on WordPress.com sites and sites running the Jetpack plugin users publish 70 million posts a month. That is equivalent to 27 new WordPress posts published every second!

2. 34% of all websites are powered by WordPress.

One WordPress statistic that will shock you is the fact that 34% of all websites are powered by WordPress. This is according to w3techs which monitors technologies used on popular websites. With WordPress usage so high that might explain why WordPress has more plugins and a larger community than any other CMS.

3. 71 % of the content written on WordPress is in the English language.

The activity on WordPress.com displaying the top languages used to write content on WordPress shows that 71% of the WordPress content is written in English. The other languages that follow English are Spanish with 4.7% and the third being Indonesian with only 2.4 %. That shows that most of the users are English speakers.

4. WordPress developers earn an average of $61,083.

According to Glassdoor the average earning for the WordPress developers shows that they receive the amount around $60k. According to that statistic, the higher end for a WordPress developer salary is $89k, and the lowest-paid developers earn $40k in the United States.

5. WordPress sites have higher traffic than compared to Twitter.

Many people think that social media platforms, such as Twitter are more widely used than blogs. But the statistical data shows that this fantastic CMS software. According to research done by Comscore, it shows that the unique visitors of Twitter is around 152 million, while WordPress blogs get over 400 million visitors a month. Many people could not expect such a high number of visitors.

6. WordPress is available in over 100 different languages.

WordPress has a large translation community offering WordPress in over 100 different languages. In addition to WordPress.com and WordPress.org many plugins are offered available in different languages through WordPress’ translation system. WordPress can have various users from different parts of the world making it one of the most accessible content management systems.

7. Searching for “WordPress” in Google returns over 2.5 billion results.

Everything that WordPress encompases including themes, plugins, and tutorials offer tons of results on Google. With over 2.5 billion results in Google you know that nearly any question you have about WordPress will yield a result.

8. Every month “WordPress” is searched for 1.1 million times

Different data analysis tools have been used to determine the number of times WordPress has been searched every month in search engines. The results show that in every month, WordPress is searched by a very high number of people as compared to the other CMS software. According to the data on ahrefs, WordPress is searched 1,100,000 times every month. In comparison drupal is only searched 66,000 times a month according to the paid SEO tool ahrefs.

9. Every 6 months more than 1 million domains are registered using WordPress.

According to statistics by BuiltWith in 2015 WordPress was power 1 million new domains every 6 months. This is most likely due to the very minimal processes involved with registering a WordPress domain. Some of the main primary reasons why people love this CMS software is due to reasons such as convenience and simple process for establishing an online presence. Whether you’re using WordPress.com or self hosted WordPress on a host like BlueHost it’s extremely easy to setup a WordPress site.

10. WordPress stops over 7.5 million spam messages every hour.

According to the statistics given by Akismet, they show that their WordPress plugin stops 7.5 million spam messages every hour. In 2015 Akismet also indicated that the number of legitimate comments is 29 times lower than that of spam messages. That means WordPress get very many unsolicited messages from different spammers so using an anti-spam plugin is extremely important.

11. WordPress is used on over 24 million websites

You might ask yourself how many websites use WordPress, well according to BuiltWith that number is over 24 million websites. With this number increasing year over year it won’t be surprising when wordpress surpasses 30,000,000 websites.

12. One WordPress theme has earned over 30 million dollars.

Another surprising statistical fact about WordPress is the Avada theme sales. Avada is one of the most purchased WordPress themes. This theme has sold over five hundred thousand copies and thus enabled their team to make over $30,000,000.

13. 27% of the top 10,000 websites are powered by WordPress.

Out of the top 10,000 websites 27% of them are powered by WordPress according to BuiltWith statistics. WordPress is behind most of the top 10,000 websites showing that WordPress is a high quality CMS that can be used by sites of any scale.

14. 1/3 of WordPress installations use the latest version of WordPress.

It’s important to check what version of WordPress you’re using. Outdated version of WordPress can leave you vulnerable to exploits. According to statistics on WordPress.org only 33.3% of users are using the latest WordPress version of WordPress. If you are not running the latest version of WordPress we highly recommend updating to avoid any issues with your site.

15. WordPress has hosted over 1000 WordCamps

WordCamps refer to the locally organized conferences that cover all things related to WordPress. The WordCamps are very essential since they provide WordPress users with the best knowledge about this CMS software. Since the first WordCamp that was conducted in 2006, over 1000 have taken place since then.

16. WordPress version 5.2 has been downloaded over 35,000,000 times.

The latest version of WordPress 5.2 has been downloaded over 35 million times according to their official counter.

17. 54,960 WordPress plugins are currently available.

According to the WordPress plugin directory, the current plugins list contains 54,960 plugins. That means if you have a feature you want to add to your WordPress website there is most likely a WordPress plugin available.

18. WordPress contains 500 times fewer employees as compared to Amazon.

The statistical data shows that Amazon has 566,000 employees in the world. The surprising fact about Automattic (the team behind WordPress.com) is that they have been able to manage all those arduous tasks with very few employees. That means the employees for WordPress are committed to serving according to the great work they do regardless of their small number. WordPress employees are located in various parts of the world and manage to do their job very well.

19. The WordPress market share rises up by 5.6% every year

According to various statistical findings of the market rise of the world press every year indicate that in contrast to Joomla CMS, the WordPress market rose by 5.6 % every year.

20. WordPress has denied 65% of government DMCA requests.

Another fantastic fact about WordPress is that this tremendous CMS software denied the government request in the year 2018 in July.

WordPress.com has received over 64,000 government takedown requests and has only taken action of 34% of them. They publicly display this figure on their intellectual property page.


We hope you enjoyed this list of the best WordPress stats that everyone should know.

Andy Feliciotti

Andy Feliciotti

Andy has been a full time WordPress developer for over 10 years. Through his years of experience has built 100s of sites and learned plenty of tricks along the way.

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