As the first quarter of 2019 draws to a close, there’s great news to celebrate from the world of WordPress. WordPress now officially powers over one third of the top ten million websites on the web!
This time a year ago WordPress was behind 29.9% of websites and now the CMS is powering 33.4%, which is massive growth in a single year. To give this growth more context: in 2005 WordPress saw 50,000 downloads and now, in 2019, the latest version has seen over 14,000,000 downloads in less than a month.
The core team are unsurprisingly thrilled with this news and shared the following celebratory message in their announcement post:
Over the years WordPress has become the CMS of choice for more and more people and companies. As various businesses use WordPress, the variety of WordPress sites grows. Large enterprise businesses all the way down to small local businesses: all of them use WordPress to power their site. We love seeing that and we strive to continuously make WordPress better for all of you.
Now, roll on 40%!