WordPress Passed 40% of Total Websites In The World
WordPress has passed 40% of all the websites, up from 35.4% as calculated by W3Tech in January 2020. These figures come from the top 10 million Alexa web pages and the top 1 million Tranco chart. According to W3Tech figures, another top 10m site begins using WordPress every two minutes.
Among the top 1,000 Web pages, the market share of WordPress is even higher, at 51.8%, and 66.2% for new websites. By monitoring the growth rate in the past 10 years, W3Techs shows that WordPress is steadily growing.
The reason why we don’t count all the websites is that there are so many domains that are unused or used for dubious purposes. We want to exclude the many millions of parked domains, spam sites, and sites that simply have no real content. We are convinced that including all trash domains would make our statistics a lot less useful, as millions of them just run some software stack that auto-generates useless content.Matthias Gelbmann, CEO of W3Techs parent company Q-Success
W3Techs’ methodology removes sites with default content pages shown in Apache, Plesk, and cPanel, expired domains, and suspended account pages to calculate “meaningful web.” It also removes websites with a default WordPress message (“Hello the world! Welcome to WordPress. That’s your first post.
Squarespace overtook Drupal and Wix in January to become the 4th most popular CMS, trailing Joomla (3.4 percent), Shopify (5.3 percent), and WordPress with a market share of 2.5 percent (64.3 percent ).
Although the majority of open-source CMSs are now steadily dropping with proprietary rivals on the rise, WordPress continues to support its impressive growth as a beacon for free software.
At a time when some projects abandon open source concepts when they are appropriate for their business models, the success of WordPress showed that unwavering dedication to user rights does not have to run counter to a flourishing commercial ecosystem.
These freedoms of users are highly secured by the project leadership and a passionate contributor group. As a result, WordPress’s GPL license now powers a multi-billion dollar ecosystem for services, hosting, and entrepreneurs using WordPress to build their livelihoods.
Every year I wonder if the growth of the project will slow down, but end up refreshing the website of W3Tech for a week in anticipation of another big milestone, as WordPress floated at 39,9%. People tend to suggest that when big, ambitious changes are proposed, a host of people will avoid using WordPress.
But if W3Techs’ growth monitoring is representative, the message was not yet accepted by the makers of new websites and those that ascend to the top 10 million Alexa: “Hello world! Welcome to WordPress. It’s your first message. Edit or delete, then post! ”