WordPress by the Numbers

April 4th, 2012

WordPress has been around for quite a while now and sure has grown from the small following that it had in the early days. To that end, WordPress educator Lorelle VanFossen has collected an impressive amount of stats and data regarding the usage of WordPress today.

Some highlights from the article include 98 version releases of WordPress to date, more than 100 books published on WordPress since 2006, 65 million WordPress downloads since version 3 was released in June of 2010, 14.7% of the top million websites are powered by WordPress, an average of 2.5 million pages served to 352 million people per month on, and (out of 2 job sites) an average of 8,615 WordPress-related are jobs posted each month.

That’s just a small sampling of what Lorelle has to offer. Head on over to her article for an incredibly informative read.




  1. Lorelle (10 comments.) says:

    The numbers are pretty staggering, but what is more fascinating is the economy around WordPress, those who turn their businesses and skills over to WordPress. WTC has been a long time supporter focused on WordPress since their earliest days and that also is a critical factoid that few pay attention to, but I do. Thanks for continuing to support WordPress for so many years. It’s a worthwhile cause.

  2. roy (1 comments.) says:

    I use WordPress too and I love it. Thanks to all the developers too (plugins, etc.)

  3. Andy @ Web Multitool (1 comments.) says:

    Switched from Moveable Type (remember that?) to WordPress pre-1.0, and haven’t looked back. I am so impressed and pleased by the incredible growth of the WordPress project and its ecosystem. Glad to see these stats.

  4. Koundeenya @ thedotblog (2 comments.) says:

    I Love WordPress. I’ve been using it from almost an year. I’ve previously used Blogger, magento, drupal and joomla. But WP is always the best

  5. Matt Kinsella (2 comments.) says:

    Impressive stats and I’m not surprised. I have been involved in creating websites since 1999 but I was quite slow to use WordPress. I started my first WordPress site just over a year ago and it has been a joy from the beginning, I wouldn’t use anything else now.

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