28 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About WordPress

Amir Hameed General, Technology 0 Comments

Everyone knows what WordPress is, but do you know how profitable WordPress themes are, or about the connection between Panama Papers breach and WordPress? Keep reading to learn about these and plenty other lesser-known facts about the most popular CMS on the market.

How Big is WordPress?

Here are just some of the facts that illustrate just how popular WordPress is:

  • WordPress has a market share of 59.3%.

  • Googling the term WordPress will give you 1.6 billion results.

  • WordPress powers more than 17 million websites.

  • Users write 69.8 million new posts in WordPress each month.

  • Over 542 million words per day are written in WordPress blogs.

  • The number of page views across WordPress blogs grew from 11.2 billion in 2013 to 19.8 billion in 2015.

Notable WordPress Companies:

Have you ever heard of Automattic, Envato, and WP Engine? These are the names of companies affiliated with the biggest CMS tool in the world.

  • Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, has 490 employees under its wing. Over the period of nine years, Automattic raised $190.6 million from 15 investors.

  • Envato, the company behind WordPress themes and plug-ins, is based in Australia and has 180 employees and 80 contractors. In 2015 alone, Envato earned over $400 million.

  • WP Engine is a hosting service for WordPress websites. The company has 313 employees, and it raised $40.712 million from 9 investors during 5 years.

Famous Clients:

WordPress has a long list of famous clients, from the world’s biggest news agencies to Hollywood celebrities:

  • Reuters, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review are only some of the popular mass media websites that rely on WordPress for content management and publishing.

  • WrordPress is also used by a number of top technology blogs, including Mashable, Digg, Boing Boing, TechCrunch, and IGN.

  • Celebrity fans of WordPress are Jay-Z, Russell Brand, Tom Jones, Kobe Bryant, and Sylvester Stallone.

WordPress in 28 Facts:

For more interesting information about the number one CMS in the world, take a look at this comprehensive infographic from skilled.co with 28 facts you probably didn’t know about WordPress.

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