As per the recent data published by technology survey firm W3Techs, WordPress now powers almost 30 percent of the web.
This further represents a 5 percentage point increase in nearly two and a half years, after WordPress hit the 25 percent mark in November 2015.
That’s the report depicted by W3Techs, a service run by Austrian consulting firm Q-Success, that surveys the top 10 million sites ranked on Alexa. Its numbers are updated daily, and today it sees WordPress accounting for 60 percent of the CMS market.
It’s worth mentioning here that this figure relates to the entire Web, regardless of whether a website uses a content management system (CMS) or not. If talking about the market share, WordPress actually claims 60.2 percent, up from 58.7 percent in November 2015. By comparison, its nearest CMS rival, Joomla, has seen its usage jump from 2.8 percent to 3.1 percent, while Drupal is up from 2.1 percent to 2.2 percent.
Now, that definitely sounds like a good news for the community of developers who build plugins and themes for the open-source CMS, as well as for web hosts who offer WordPress packages, and designers who offer clients WordPress-based sites and shops. We also walk you though How to build a website after buying a domain name.
It’s also worth pointing out here that for the purposes of this study, “WordPress” actually refers to both the non-hosted open source blogging software, that has been downloaded and the hosted WordPress.com platform.
To look back, it has come a long way since it first came into existence back in 2003, has divided itself into two versions. These include a self-hosted one that’s available for free and a hosted option at WordPress.com that brings additional services and support into its offering for ease of use. Given its massive user base and the community that supports its open-source development, however, it doesn’t look like it would be giving up the keys to the CMS kingdom anytime soon.