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WordPress Is Massive (2019 Stats)

WordPress has certainly come a long way since it was first launched in 2003! It now powers 34% of all websites on the internet and 14.7% of the world’s top websites (source: http://bit.ly/2KP0acw). And the WordPress community and theme/plugin ecosystem continues to grow.

Interesting food for thought: According to Open Hub’s Project Cost Calculator, WordPress took an estimated effort of over 112 person-years, based off of 423,759 lines of code, with an estimated cost of over $6 million to fund a project of this size. Wow!

Cool stats for you:
  • WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
  • 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
  • The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
  • WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world

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