If you have ever wondered about the power of WordPress the infographic below should give you a good idea of the power of WordPress. Let us take an overview of the infographic.
WordPress in the WWW (this information is based on the top 1 million websites).
12.4% of the websites use WordPress and another 22.5% use WordPress CMS.
WordPress has 55.3% of the total CMS market share.
Let us Breakdown the more than 27 million publishers that use WordPress.
13.9 million Are using WordPress for Blogs.
13.8 million WordPress.org active installs are running.
Versions of WordPress
42.9% of users are using v1.
57% of users are using v2.
Daily User Activity on WordPress
350,000 Blog posts
The WordPress Numbers
23,211,650+ WordPress 3.0 downloads.
WordPress in Google’s top 1000 sites
WordPress.com had more than 96,000,000 unique visitors, 1,100,000,000 page views, it ranked 15th overall and 1st in blogging services.
Let us look at the timeline for WordPress.
May- WordPress 0.7 is released as a joint effort between Matt Mullenwegg and Mike Little to create a fork of blogging platform b2.
December- WordPress Wiki is launched and is now known as the WordPress Codex.
March- WordPress sees an influx of users after licensing terms were changed for movable type by Six Apart.
May- Version 1.2 is introduced and now supports plugins.
February- Version 1.5 is released and offers many major features such as the template system and static page management.
December- Version 2.0 is introduced which offers a lot of new functionality including image uploading and better administration tools.
The first ever Wordcamp is held in San Francisco.
January- Version 2.1 is released which introduces a redesigned interface and editing tools, which include auto save.
May- Version 2.2 introduces widget support for themes.
September- Version 2.3 is released which features native tagging support as well as security fixes.
March- Version 2.5 is shipped with a completely redesigned admin interface
July- Version 2.6 is made available and includes functionality to track changes and post easily from anywhere on the web.
December- Version 2.7 is introduced with another change to the admin interface.
June- Version 2.8 is made available with support for automatic installation of themes from the admin interface.
October- CMS market share reports that WordPress enjoys the largest market share of any open CMS program.
December- Version 2.9 is released with several back end tweaks as well as batch plugin updating and more.
June- Version 3.0 is shipped with a new default theme, Twenty Ten, WordPress multisite and more.
September- Matt Mullenwegg announces that the trademark for WordPress is being handed over to the WordPress foundation. Also in September, Microsoft replaces Windows Live spaces with WordPress.com.