[Infographic] Mesmerizing WordPress Stats for 2018

Have you ever wondered how big WordPress actually is? Or how wide its domination spreads across the web? … Is WordPress the Genghis Khan of website platforms?

Okay, that last one is probably taking it too far. But nevertheless, WordPress has rightfully earned its place among other online CMS platforms, and not only that, but it has totally dominated that space ever since its release on May 27th 2003!

Let’s take a look at what’s been going on with WordPress recently

Starting with some interesting bits and pieces:

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How has 2017 been for WordPress?

So today, right at the beginning of 2018, we’re taking a look back at some of the stats and goings-on in the WordPress world in the past 12 months.

As of Dec 2017, WordPress runs 31.1 percent (237,606 sites in total) of BuiltWith Top Million sites on the web by traffic.

Want an even more impressive statistic? WordPress actually runs nearly 30% percent of the entire internet.

Each month, 409+ million people view more than 19.6 billion pages on WordPress.com.

And what do they read? Well, they can choose from 54.2 million new posts being published every single month (plus billions of old ones).

Major versions of WordPress get released every 150 days on the average. And just around a month ago, we saw the release of the newest one – version 4.9. “Tipton” is the 33rd major version of WordPress, named after a famous musician and band leader Billy Tipton.

Here are all of the greats who got their versions of WordPress in the past:

Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Carmen McRae, Thelonious Monk, Django Reinhardt, George Gershwin, Sonny Stitt, Grant Green, Elvin Jones, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, Benny Goodman, Dinah Washington, Bud Powell, Billie Holiday, Clifford Brown, Coleman Hawkins, Pepper Adams, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, William John “Bill” Evans.

How quickly people download WordPress?

The rate is impressive … the newest version is getting downloaded roughly 1 million times every two days, the stats say.

Furthermore, even though WordPress 4.9 is a relatively new player, it’s already in use on 9.1% of all websites on the web.

What plugins and themes people love?

The top 10 WordPress plugins (by downloads):

  1. Akismet
  2. Yoast SEO
  3. Contact Form 7
  4. Jetpack by WordPress.com
  5. Wordfence Security
  6. All in One SEO Pack
  7. WooCommerce
  8. Google XML Sitemaps
  9. Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
  10. NextGEN Gallery

The top 10 WordPress free themes (by downloads):

(Warning. The top 3 isn’t very surprising.)

  1. Twenty Seventeen
  2. Twenty Sixteen
  3. Twenty Fifteen
  4. Hestia
  5. Twenty Fourteen
  6. Mesmerize
  7. Sydney
  8. Twenty Twelve
  9. OceanWP
  10. Storefront

WordPress community:

2017 brought a lot of interesting things to the WordPress community, which continues to grow like there’s no tomorrow.

126 official WordCamps were held in 2017!

443 people contributed to the newest release of WordPress, with 185 of them taking part for the first time.

What will 2018 be for WordPress? Any ideas?

Based on:
– https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/wordpress-statistics/
– https://trends.builtwith.com/cms/WordPress
– https://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cm-wordpress/4/all
– https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/past-wordcamps/
– https://wordpress.org/news/2017/11/tipton/

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