50 Astonishing WordPress Statistics for 2017

WordPress is the most popular content management system on the web to date. It has been alive and well for over 13 years and has only gained more traction a long the way. There are some pretty astonishing facts and statistics about WordPress that I wanted to collect and share to the World.

I collected the most outstanding and insane WordPress statistics in 2017 and compile this awesome list:

WordPress Usage

1. WordPress powers almost 27 percent of the entire internet. (Source: torquemag.io)

2. WordPress sites around the world publish 24 posts per second. (Source: torquemag.io)

3. WordPress as a CMS (47%) is nearly 12 times more popular than Drupal (4%) in India. In the US (2014 data), WordPress is preferred by 50% of the users, with Drupal scooping up 17% and Joomla getting 6.44%.

4. 50,000 WordPress.com websites are being launched daily. (Source: codeinwp.com)

5. WordPress sites receive 22.17 billion monthly pageviews. (Source: torquemag.io)

6. 25% of the top one million websites use WordPress as of February 2017. (source: cminds.com)

7. WordPress blogs receive 46.6 million comments per month. (Source: torquemag.io)

8. WordPress.com gets more unique visitors than Amazon (126 million per month vs. 96 million per month) (Source: codeinwp.com)

9. There are 2.7 million global monthly searches for WordPress. (Source: torquemag.io)

10. WordPress 4.6 has been downloaded 21.7 million times. (Source: torquemag.io)

11. Only around 40 percent of WordPress sites are up to date. (Source: torquemag.io)

12. 22% of New U.S. Registered Domains Run on WordPress (Source: managewp.com)

13. There are 72 translations of WordPress. (Source: torquemag.io)

14. WordPress Is Most Popular With Business Websites (Source: managewp.com)

15. 71% of WordPress.com blogs are written in English. (Source: codeinwp.com)

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