17 WordPress Statistics You Must Know in 2021

The numbers don’t lie. WordPress has been one of the most popular content management system from a very long time. And if you’ve ever wondered why, these interesting statistics will elaborate on that. 

Let’s see how many of these did you already know!

WordPress Statistics for 2021

#1 WordPress is 17 years old. It was launched in the year 2003 as as a blogging platform.

#2 Over 35% of websites on the internet is powered by WordPress

#3 The latest version of WordPress, i.e., WordPress 5.7 has been downloaded more than Twelve Million times. 

#4 A large number of top companies as well as many Fortune 500 companies have been powered by WordPress such as Microsoft news, BBC America, Sony Music, The Walt Disney Company to name a few. 

#5 WordPress content is published in over 120 different languages

#6 WordPress never sleeps. The live map on WordPress.com displays posts, comments and likes from around the world.

#7 The official stats from WordPress.com say users produce about 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments each month.

#8 Over 409 million people view more than 20 billion WordPress.com sites each month.

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#9 The official WordPress.org directory lists 58,182 plugins and counting that can be downloaded for free.

#10 The official WordPress.org directory lists 8,170 themes that can be downloaded for free.

#11 Out of every 100 domains registered in the U.S., 22 of them will be run on WordPress. It’s safe to say that the platform is growing with every single day by leaps and bounds.

#12 Despite it’s growing popularity and usage in the world, WordPress only has 1,149 employees spread across 72 countries

#13 Due to it’s incredible growth, WordPress has also become a popular career choice. It is listed in Upwork’s top 15 most in-demand tech skills (based on gross services volume) for independent developers. 

#14 The popularity of WordPress also makes it vulnerable to attacks. Stats show that 8% of WordPress websites are hacked due to weak passwords.

#15 There’s a lot more interest in internet users for WordPress-related keywords as compared to others such as Drupal, blogger, and Sharepoint as shown on Google trends.

#16 According to various sources: 41% of WordPress attacks are caused by a vulnerability on the hosting platform. 52% of WordPress vulnerabilities relate to WordPress plugins.

#17 WordPress has also denied 65% of government information requests until June 2018. (Source: WordPress)

Numbers Don’t Lie

Numbers don’t lie and by looking at them, it’s very obvious that WordPress is the #1 CMS available today. It’s easy installation, usability, and core functionality are some of the reasons for it’s growing popularity. 

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