The world’s most popular CMS continues to grow and new data from W3Techs has revealed that 40 percent of the web or two out of every five websites now use WordPress.
While there are plenty of WordPress alternatives including Shopify and Squarespace, WordPress is still in a league of its own.
This is because, in addition to the sites powered by WordPress, an ecosystem has been built up around the CMS which includes more than 58,000 WordPress plugins and more than 8,000 WordPress themes.
To come up with its latest statistics on WordPress usage, W3Techs used data from the Alexa top 10 million websites as well as Tranco’s top one million list to avoid counting parked domains, spam sites, and those with little to no content.
According to the data, WordPress has grown from being used on over 10m sites in 2011 to 40m sites today. It also controls 64.3 percent of the CMS market.
One of the biggest drivers of WordPress’s recent growth is likely due to the fact that many consumers and businesses created new websites during the pandemic.