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The Word on Wordpress: Highest Usage, Fastest Growing

Posted on 11.12.2015

There's a reason that 'Net professionals read so much about Wordpress - it's simply the most popular software of its kind (and by a great deal).

The content management system is now powering 25 percent of all sites on the web according to a new W3Techs survey. What's more, it is also the fastest gorwing CMS - in fact, every 74 seconds a website within the top 10 million starts using the platform. Compare that with Shopify (based on the W3Techs survey), the second-fastest growing CMS, which is gaining a new site every 22 minutes.

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WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, had this to say about the usage milestone specifically:

“Sometimes it (the rate of usage) goes up and down through the course of a month, but it’s still a pretty fun milestone that we can now say about one in four websites are now powered by the scrappy open source underdog with its roots stretching all the way back to a single person in Corsica, France. We should be comfortably past 25% by the end of the year.”

Mullenweg went on to say that the biggest opportunity was still the 57 percent of websites that don't use any identifiable CMS yet and suggested that is where he believes there is room for future growth.


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