WordPress Powers 50 Million Websites

July 11th, 2011
WordPress, WordPress News

The official stats over at have been updated to count WordPress installations as well as blogs, and the total number of WordPress-powered sites has just reached a startling 50.1 million!

For comparison, that’s just a little bit less than the populations of California and Florida combined, and about 19% of all known sites on the web.

For those of you who were here when WordPress began in 2003, did you ever imagine that its use would spread so rapidly?




  1. gestroud says:

    Impressive figures. Just one note: It should read “for comparison,” not “for compassion.”

  2. Eric H (1 comments.) says:

    50.1 million!? Wow! Though that’s a big number, I guess I’m not all that surprised.

    WordPress has the best platform. Every single website I’ve ever hosted has used WordPress.


  3. Jon Clone (3 comments.) says:

    When WordPress first started around 2003 I did not think that it would be so popular. I think it took some time for WordPress to become famous. I think Groupon is in demand and that’s why there are clones.

  4. Tim O (1 comments.) says:

    This is a large number. However, with all the positive free publicity WordPress receives around the net, it doesn’t surprise me to much. When I was doing my research on whether to pick blogger or wordpress, just about every recommended WordPress. I would say it was about 3 to one. There really wasn’t any other contenders out there.

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