Interesting Facts to Know About WordPress

Niharika Kalyankar Niharika Kalyankar
Aug 22, 2021 5 min read
Interesting Facts to Know About WordPress

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world. WordPress is used by millions of websites worldwide, from blogs to commercial websites.

WordPress is an open-source platform that is free to use and no company owns it.

Here are some surprising facts about WordPress.

Millions of users
35% of the internet's websites are built using WordPress
WordPress receives 2,940,000 searches in a month
WordPress is available in 196 languages
WordPress is a multi-million dollar organization
54,000+ Free Plugins with 1.48 Billion total Plugin Downloads
Sister projects of WordPress
WordPress is used by 35 percent of the internet population
Akismet is one of the most popular WordPress plugins
WordPress has just 283 employees
71 percent of all WordPress content is written in English
The average annual salary of a WordPress developer is $51,000
WordPress organizes meetups in 58 countries around the globe
FAQs

Wordpress Interesting Facts

Millions of users

Every 6 months, WordPress registers more than 1.1 million new domains.

WordPress is responsible for an additional 1.1 million domains every six months or so, according to a survey of global internet CMS usage from 2015.

Users love the ease and convenience of setting up an online profile. Since WordPress's market share has grown since then, it's understandable that this number has risen to well over one million.

35% of the internet's websites are built using WordPress

WordPress powers nearly 27 percent of all websites, says the W3Techs web technologies survey. Around 58% of the internet's websites use WordPress.

In other words, WordPress powers about one-third of the web. There are an estimated over 1.3 billion active websites, which means that approximately 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress today. This is a significantly large number!

WordPress receives 2,940,000 searches in a month

"WordPress" is searched 2,940,000 times a month by people around the world, according to KWFinder. All relevant long-tail keywords would result in a much larger search volume.

WordPress is available in 196 languages

WordPress has 196 languages with 40 of them being translated to 100 percent. It can also be translated into more than 65 native languages.

Plugins developed in WordPress allow you to create a multilingual blog easily. You can now use WordPress in your preferred language.

WordPress is a multi-million dollar organization

WordPress is used by hundreds of companies and thousands of professionals around the world. For thousands of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, WordPress provides exceptional opportunities to build their businesses on the its platform.

WordPress earns and grows its business by generating commercial plugins.

54,000+ Free Plugins with 1.48 Billion total Plugin Downloads

A total of 1.5 billion plugins have been downloaded from the Plug-in Directory, which currently lists over 54,000 plugins. 2016 saw a total of 1.48 Billion downloads of WordPress plug-ins.

Plugin downloads have increased by 48 percent since 2015 when they passed 1 Billion.

Sister projects of WordPress

There are also sister projects like bbPress, BuddyPress, and Gloss Press that are run by the WordPress community. All of them are open-source applications built on top of WordPress.

WordPress is used by 35 percent of the internet population

According to WordPress.com and Netcraft, a once-obscure content management system now powers more than 35 percent of the web.

As a result of its versatility, WordPress has been adopted by a wide range of companies, including Sony Music and Forbes.

There are an estimated over 1.3 billion active websites, which means that approximately 455,000,000 websites are using WordPress today. In the year 2020, this number has risen by nearly 5 percent and is up 4 percent from 2019. WordPress is currently used by 64 million websites.

Your website is protected from spam with Akismet, the best WordPress plugin for filtering junk comments.

As of today, Akismet has been downloaded 30.528.112 times, with an average of 18,000 downloads a day. Filter spam with Akismet, so you can focus on what's important.

Cleaning up spam can be time-consuming and frustrating. To remove irrelevant, malicious content before it gets published and damages your site's credibility, Akismet compares all your comments against our constantly-growing global spam database.

To prevent your site from being hacked, Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam.


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WordPress has just 283 employees

Just 283 people were working for WordPress.com in 2015, which was being used by millions of web users. Fewer brains, but they are amazing!

Now, more than 500 times fewer Amazon employees work at WordPress. The fact that WordPress has only 1,148 employees is truly amazing.

These employees are dispersed throughout the world and are able to complete their work by working at home remotely.

71 percent of all WordPress content is written in English

English is WordPress's most popular language for writing content. Second, on the place is Spanish(4.7%), followed by ย Indonesian in third place (2.4%)

The average annual salary of a WordPress developer is $51,000

According to Payscale.com, the average WordPress web developer earns more than $50,000 a year.

As reported by PayScale, the average WordPress developer salary is $50,000 per year. The average Glassdoor salary is $61,083 per year.

Indeed's average WordPress web developer salary is in the middle of PayScale's and Glassdoor's averages; $52,623 per year. According to Indeed.com, the average WordPress Developer salary for Indian workers is 20,313 Rs per month.

WordPress organizes meetups in 58 countries around the globe

There are many WordPress meetups taking place around the world. WP meetups are smaller, local events organized by local WordPress communities.

A total of 62,517 users attended 3193 WordPress meetups in 2016 in 58 countries.

FAQs

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), and free no code website developing platform.

What language is WordPress written in?

Wordpress is written and developed in PHP language.

How many sites are using WordPress?

There are around 455 million websites that uses WordPress.

Who is the owner of WordPress?

Wordpress was created by Automattic. Automattic Inc. is an American global distributed company which was founded in August 2005.

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