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50 WordPress Statistics for 2024 You Cannot Afford to Miss

WordPress is a giant in the world of website creation and content management systems (CMS). It runs on the “By the people, for the People” policy, which means it has a broad community. But have you ever stopped to think about just how massive it is?

We know you don’t underestimate the power of WordPress. However, taking a look at the statistics provided will help you envision the bigger picture of WordPress’s impact on the web and how it shapes the digital world. These numbers reveal its impact, growth, and reliability, helping you make informed decisions. Come, take a look!

How Big Is WordPress Market Share?

  1. WordPress continues to dominate the Content Management System (CMS) market, holding an impressive 63.0% market share. This significant presence highlights WordPress’s versatility and widespread acceptance, ranging from personal blogs to the websites of large corporations. 
  2. 43.3% of websites are powered by WordPress. 
  3. The WordPress powers about 474 million websites.
  4. About 500 sites are created every day using WordPress. 
  5. The monthly search volume for the term “WordPress” is 37 million.

Oh, and just to inform you, the total number of WordPress Staging sites created by InstaWP users reached 1 Million by the end of June 2024.

WordPress Users Demographics

  1. While the whole world uses WordPress, here are the top 10 countries that use WordPress the most:
  • United States
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • Iran
  • India
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Vietnam
  • Germany

The United States boasts of having a whooping 9 Million WordPress websites, while Russia and India have 550k and 275K websites, respectively.   

WordPress Popularity in Languages

  1. When it comes to being multilingual, WordPress is available in 208 languages and still counting!
  2. 71% of the blogs are written in English Language. 

How Many WordPress Updates and Versions Are There To Date?

  1. Up to this point, WordPress has gone through over more than 600 versions, with roughly 40 major releases.
  2. 61.50% of people are using the latest WordPress Version 6.5. 
  3. 80,483,167 is the current number of downloads for Version 6.5.

WordPress Themes and Plugins

  1. There are more than 59,000 free WordPress plugins available in the plugin repository.
  2. You can use from 12,329 free themes available. 
  3. Less than one percent (0.2%) of people who use WordPress plugins take the time to review them.
  4. Over half (57%) of the plugins in the WordPress directory lack ratings from users.
  5. The average price of a premium WordPress theme lands somewhere around $57.54 and $59.

Blog Posts Published in WordPress

  1. Every month, users post around 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments.
  2. Every day, 2.33 million posts are made on WordPress.com.

What Are the Top WordPress SEO Statistics 2024?

  1. Among the most popular one million websites, 29.13% use the open-source software WordPress.
  2. Organic traffic accounts for 53.3% of a company’s revenue on average. 
  3. Yoast SEO is the most popular SEO plugin, with more than 10 million installations. 

Is WordPress Secure? 

  1. Roughly 13,000 WordPress websites are attacked every day. 
  2. There are nine website attacks every minute. 
  3. WordPress plugins accounted for 92% of the reported vulnerabilities.
  4. WordPress core and themes comprised 3% and 5%, respectively. 
  5. Wordfence is the most trusted security plugin in WordPress. In 2022, Wordfence prevented an unprecedented 159 billion password-breaking attempts on WordPress websites.

WordPress and E-commerce

  1. For increased functionality, at least one eCommerce plugin is used by 85% of profitable online retailers.
  2. WooCommerce powers approximately 3.9 million online stores, including 23% of the top one million. 
  3. It holds 38.74% of the global eCommerce platform and software market.

Donations for Developers

  1. 47% of WordPress plugins support developers with contribute buttons. 

WooCommerce Statistics

  1. Out of the 43.3% of WordPress websites, 9.2% of them use WooCommerce. 
  2. WooCommerce accounts for more than 70 million ecommerce stores built with WordPress. 
  3. It is used by 14% of the top 1 million websites that leverage eCommerce technologies.
  4. The official WooCommerce plugin has more than 7 million installations from the WordPress repository. 
  5. In the U.S., Shopify holds a larger market share of 28% compared to WooCommerce which accounts for only 16%

Stats about WordPress Community

  1. The WordPress community welcomes everyone, regardless of age, race, background, or skill level. These people host WordCamps for enhancing and sharing knowledge. 
  2. The first WordCamp was held in August 2006 in San Fransisco, with over 500 attendees
  3. As of today, there have been more than 1236 WordCamps in 398 cities in 65 countries spread across 6 continents. 
  4. WordCamps also have Flagship events like WordCamp Asia, WordCamp Europe, WordCamp US, and more which are grand events. The recently held WordCamp Asia 2024 had around 1300 attendees from all over the world. The event was graced by WordPress cofounder Matt Mullenweg himself. 

Stats about WordPress Contributions

  1. There were 1079 total contributors to the WordPress source code using Trac.
  2. Impressively, 472 people made their very first contribution to WordPress Core in 2023. 
  3. The United States made the highest core contributions to WordPress with 2062 contributions in the year 2023, followed by Russia and India.
  4. Auttomattic has the highest number of contributors, who made 1770 contributions.  
  5. Most of the WordCamps organize a separate Contributor Day to encourage more and more contributions. 

Stats for Gutenberg 

  1. Gutenberg has 84.1 million active installations. 
  2. There are about 253.5 million posts (and counting) written in Gutenberg block till now. 
  3. About 190 Thousand posts are written everyday using Gutenberg editor. 

Additional Fun Facts About WordPress

  1. The WordPress Wiggle is the unofficial dance of the WordPress community, commissioned by Zack Katz of GravityView.
  2. The WordPress core developers are lovers of jazz music, so every major WordPress release is named after a famous jazz musician.
  3. Wapuu, the unofficial WordPress mascot, has a different design for every WordCamp event and special occasion. 
  4. WordPress is older than Facebook and Twitter! WordPress was launched on May 27, 2003, while Facebook was founded in 2004 and Twitter in 2006.
  5. WordPress.com and WordPress.org are different! Yes, even after so much popularity the confusion still remains. WordPress.com offers easy website creation with built-in hosting, while WordPress.org lets you self-host for more control but requires separate hosting and technical expertise.

Top Websites built in WordPress

Conclusion

WordPress continues to dominate the website creation and CMS landscape with its extensive features, user-friendly interface, and robust community support. These statistics highlight why WordPress remains the go-to choice for millions of users and businesses worldwide. 

So, are you ready to create your WordPress site? Start exploring with InstaWP

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