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45 Fascinating WordPress Statistics for 2019

Alexa Drake
Alexa Drake  |  September 26, 2019

Blogs are everywhere.

We live in a world of excess content. Every single day, people are writing blog posts, posting infographics, sharing case studies, and launching businesses. Content creation is at an all-time high.

One of the most popular ways to get your content (whatever it may be) in front of an audience is to create a website. It can serve as a place to host your art, resume, graphic design portfolio, blog posts, online store, you name it. Website building is the easiest way to display any of these things and WordPress is just about the easiest tool you can use to do it.

Related: Read our full guide on how to make a website.

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS tools today. Let’s take a look at some statistics that prove just how much of a powerhouse it is.

Looking for something specific? Feel free to jump ahead:
The impact of WordPress
WordPress and accessibility
The WordPress community
WordPress theme statistics
WordPress freelance jobs statistics
WordPress plugin statistics
Some fun WordPress statistics

A big old list of WordPress statistics

To start off our list of WordPress statistics, let’s talk about global impact.

The impact of WordPress

  • WordPress powers over 34% of all the websites on the internet in 2019, with a 4% rise from 2018. (Kinsta)
  • WordPress has 76.4% of the total CMS market share. (WPBeginner)
  • WordPress has been downloaded 60,982,535 times. (WordPress)
  • WordPress is getting downloaded roughly 1 million times every two days. (Codeinwp)
  • Over 409 million people view upwards of 20 billion WordPress pages each month. (WordPress)
  • WordPress is the fastest growing CMS. More than 500 of sites built each day are WordPress-run. (Kinsta)
  • There are approximately 76.5 million WordPress blogs. (DMR)
  • WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top sites. (Kinsta)
  • WordPress gets more monthly unique visitors than Amazon and Facebook. (Codeinwp)
  • 2,645 of the top 10K websites on the web use WordPress. (BuiltWith)

WordPress and accessibility

  • WordPress is currently written in 52 languages including English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, French, Urdu, Russian, German, and Japanese. (WhoIsHostingThis)
  • WordPress has translations for over 160 languages. (WhoIsHostingThis)
  • WordPress is used by thousands of universities, colleges, and schools all over the world. The open-source license allows students to study, learn, and contribute to the creation of WordPress plugins and themes. (WPBeginner)
  • 71% of WordPress blogs are written in English. (WordPress)
  • 5.1% of WordPress blogs are written in Spanish. (WordPress)

Take a live look at activity happening right now across WordPress.com sites.

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The WordPress community

  • As of August 2019, there have been more than 1015 total WordCamps organized in 75 cities, 65 countries, and 6 continents. (WordCamp Central)
Note: WordCamps are informal, locally-organized conferences that cover everything you need to know related to WordPress. The first conference was held in San Francisco and since then, over one thousand have been organized.
  • You can attend WordPress meetup groups in 66 countries and 535 cities. (WordPress)
  • A couple of notable WordPress users include CNN, TED, TechCrunch, UPS, and The National Football League. (WordPress)
  • Users produce about 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments each month. (WordPress)
  • The top 10 WordPress themes include Twenty Seventeen, Twenty Sixteen, Twenty Fifteen, Hestia, Twenty Fourteen, Mesmerize, Sydney, Twenty Twelve, OceanWP, and Storefront. (Codeinwp)
  • There are 511,000+ active members in WordPress meetup groups all over the world. (WordPress)

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WordPress theme statistics

  • In 2014, there were 123,498,018 total theme downloads. (WPblogington)
  • There are more than 11,000 WordPress themes on ThemeForest. (ThemeForest)
  • 15% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $5,000 in a month. (Envato)
  • 25% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $2,500 in a month. (Envato)
  • 50% of all WordPress themes on ThemeForest have made at least $1,000 in a month, and 5% have made at least $10,000 in a month. (Envato)
    Related: Learn more about WordPress themes, like how to download them, here!

WordPress freelance jobs statistics

  • A usual customer usually pays $1,000 for a full site design. (Wini Themes)
  • The average salary for WordPress developers is $61,349. (Simply Hired)
  • According to Sketch Themes, in 2014, WordPress was the most requested skill in the world. (Hostt)
  • WordPress developers usually charge $50 per hour. (Simply Hired)
  • 25% of the State of the Word survey takers said they make their living from WordPress. Over 90% of people build more than one site, and spend less than 200 hours on each. (Matt Mullenweg)

WordPress plugin statistics

  • To date, WordPress.org plugins have been downloaded over 1 billion times. (Manage WP)
  • There are 6,000+ premium WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon. Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, LayerSlider, and UberMenu are the best sellers. (Code Canyon)
  • Askimet is the most popular plugin of all time with 82+ million downloads. (WordPress)
  • Jetpack is the second most popular plugin with 53 million downloads. (WordPress)
  • There are 6,000+ premium WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon. Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, LayerSlider, and UberMenu are the best sellers. (Code Canyon)

Some fun WordPress statistics

  • WordPress.org has no CEO. The company is completely run by volunteer developers from all over the world. (WPBeginner)
  • WordPress gets 132 million spam messages every month. (Digital.com)
  • All WordPress releases are named in honor of jazz artists. WordPress 1.0 was named after Miles Davis while version 4.6 was named after Pepper Adams. (WPBeginner)
  • One WordPress theme has earned over $12 million in sales. (Digital.com)
  • The keyword “WordPress” gets googled around 2.8 million times every month. (KWFinder)
  • There are around 2 million theme switches each month on WordPress.com. (WordPress)
  • Flickr, YouTube, and Photobucket are the most embedded services on WordPress.com. (WordPress)
  • WordPress gets the most of its downloads on Wednesdays, while Fridays are the least popular. (WP Central)
  • Major versions of WordPress get released every 152 days on average. (Codeinwp)

Over to you

Now that you’ve read through 45 WordPress statistics, you can start building your new website (or update your current one) with confidence. The CMS software is now over 15 years old and has gone through a lot of changes but it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. 

If you’re thinking of creating a website, think about giving WordPress a try. Over 60 million people have, so why not you?

There’s always more to learn. Read through the WordPress basics or discover how to install WordPress themes.

Alexa Drake
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Alexa Drake

Alexa is a Content Marketing Associate at G2. Born and raised in Chicago, she went to Columbia College Chicago and entered the world of all things event marketing and social media. In her free time, she likes taking her dog on walks, creating playlists for every mood, and finding the best vegetarian food in the city. (she/her/hers)