WordPress was first created and developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003. The primary purpose of creating WordPress was for building blogs. Open source of this app allowed everyone to contribute to its improvement. It makes WordPress outgrow from its original purpose due to its unlimited plugins, and WordPress specialized hosting providers. Popular brands like Walt Disney, Sony, MTV, New Yorker, and BBC now rely on WordPress services.
WordPress Usage Statistics 2020
According to W3Techs, WordPress now powered 38% of the web on the internet. The small personal blog uses it to large corporate websites due to its versatilityIf we come to CMS-built sites, WordPress owned 60% of shares in CMS-built websites.There as the addition of 1.1 Million domain registrations every six-month due to WordPress.34% of the world’s most 10,000 websites use WordPress. These popular websites include Etsy, TED, Whitehouse.gov, Reuters The New Yorkers etc. Some of the top Celebrities like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Stephen Fry, also use WordPress for their Sites.As per Twitter statistics, Twitter gets 152 million new visitors each month while WordPress receives 149 million visitors.WooCommerce now powers 28% of an e-commerce website. On average, 281 new WooCommerce websites appears each day.
WordPress, so far, is the most popular content management system in the world.
Its popularity is mostly driven from low cost, wide choice of plugins, themes, security, SEO-friendly and different language packs.