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!
- 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