Who Uses WordPress and Why?

As an open source software, WordPress can be used by anyone. It's not limited by price, premium customer support, or even skill level. Whether you're a designer, developer, copywriter, teacher, composer or photographer, you can use WordPress to create a portfolio, showcase your work, or run a blog. With an estimated 1.3 billion active websites, around 455 million of them use WordPress.

It's the most popular content management system (CMS) with a 61.8% market share. English is the most used language for writing content on WordPress, followed by Spanish and Indonesian. The Plugin Directory includes more than 54,000 add-ons with 1.5 billion downloads. The latest version of WordPress, WordPress 5.3, has been downloaded more than 7 million times.

The most popular Gutenberg block is the paragraph block, which is used 60% of the time when using Gutenberg. The WordPress community is diverse and friendly, with many people contributing to software updates and organizing free events to help people learn more about how to use WordPress. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, has 1,148 employees scattered in many different places around the world and manage to do their jobs completely remotely. It's no wonder that people wonder what percentage of websites are WordPress frequently. However, it indicates that people spend more time finding and reporting vulnerabilities in WordPress software which will ultimately result in fewer vulnerable plugins and themes in the WordPress repository and other markets.

Byron Tabbert
Byron Tabbert

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