19% of the Web Runs on WordPress

8 August 2013

Los Angeles: At the yearly Los Angeles WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the listeners an interesting stat about the service.

In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. … We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”

Around 66% of those sites and blogs are in English. Monthly pageviews for all WordPress sites and blogs went up to a considerable 4 billion in 2013.

Mullenweg also said about 30% of respondents in a latest survey from WP Engine were aware of WordPress as an entity or brand.

The service just rejoiced its tenth anniversary in May 2013, and parent company Automattic took a sizable $50 million funding round, also in May.

Loads of WordPress’ growth is centered on its mobile apps. Automattic rolled out a total of 15 mobile app updates for WordPress in the past one year. As per a company-conducted survey, around 18% of WordPress users access the service from an Android tablet; 31% come to the service from an iOS device; and 30 percent find their way to WordPress on Android smartphones.

Mullenweg also said WordPress is seeing a three times increase in the number of new signups via mobile.

With all that traffic, all those signups, and all those sites and blogs coming up on the platform, the company is also planning to start on Developer.WordPress.com — it’s not live yet, but it will serve as a developer resource with all kinds of goodies for folks who build on WordPress.

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