WordPress Powers 48 of the top 100 Blogs

April 14th, 2012
WordPress, WordPress News

According to a study by Pingdom, WordPress is now responsible for powering 48 of the top 100 blogs!

We already know that WordPress powers about 19% of the web, but now we know just how well it fares as a blogging platform in general. Pretty well, that is! Out of the top 100 blogs surveyed, WordPress is just 1 of 12 platforms used, and it’s powering 48 of the them! As a comparison, the next highest result were the 12 blogs running on a custom platform, followed by 8 who declined to comment, and finally 7 running Movable Type.

Yes, you read that right. Of the mainstream blogging platforms used by the top 100, WordPress comes in first with 48, followed by Movable Type with 7. That’s quite a substantial lead!

Matt Mullenweg expects an even higher adoption rate for WordPress next year, and with these numbers, it’s hard to dispute that.




  1. piyush (1 comments.) says:

    So i should be starting my new blog on wordpress platform instead of blogger

  2. Carol Turner (1 comments.) says:

    In terms of practicality and ease of use, WordPress wins. WP plugins are also better than other plugins for other CMS platforms.

  3. Rick Rottman (10 comments.) says:

    I also wonder how many spam blogs are running WordPress compared to other platforms.

  4. Chris Martin (1 comments.) says:

    That are some impressive stats! And numbers could be even higher given that 8 websites declined to comment…

  5. Marian veriga (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress is best for bloggers, but is certainly capable of much more.

    The new administration pages really make managing your site a breeze.

    The ease of installing and upgrading make it a great fit for non developers.

    It has everything it needs for what most people want and need for blogging: Posts, comments, media, links, simple pages, users, etc.

    The new 3.3.1 admin interface is slick and very customizable.

  6. g.a.w.d. (1 comments.) says:

    I love WordPress and it’s emergence as not only a Blogging platform, but a forerunner in the CMS platforms as well. It’s about time WordPress has received more of the recognition that it deserves and I’m glad the numbers are representative as such.

  7. Benny B Brewer (1 comments.) says:

    I’ve come across many of these posts stating WordPress is the best in the world. So why do people hate Blogger so much?

    I have used WP and Blogger and for me personally Blogger is the one that I find easier to use and has definitely made me the most money through the ease of adding Adsense to the Blogs.

    Both are great but I sometimes wish that other people would give Blogger a chance and at least maybe acknowledge that some people just prefer the Blogger set-up and don’t feel the need to jump on the WP bandwagon all the time.

  8. Obonkobong (3 comments.) says:

    WordPress 3.3.2 newly released is pretty cool. Cant wait to see the 3.3 or 3.4. I feel like I almost do nothing to maintain my blog, and let the rest job to WordPress. No wonder if WordPress rules!
    However, I still love Blogger in the term of Blog Learning. I would never know how to code and arrange and design blog layouts, widgets/gadgets, etc if I didn’t start it with Blogger. Both Blogger and WordPress are great and have their own roles.

  9. Urandir Fernandes (3 comments.) says:

    I have a few blogs and sites, some with blogger but almost all with wordpress, but I admit that wordpress has no equal, it can do lots of things, there are plugins for almost everything in wordpress. who never used or tried to use donĀ“t know what you’re missing! For me wordpress is the 1st on the blog list !

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