There are many websites that use content management systems. This allows the websites to be updated and have dynamic content, as opposed to static websites which had to be manually updated by editing its code like back in the day. We have also seen the rise and fall of many such platforms, but if there’s one that has the staying power, it is WordPress.
This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that according to data from W3Techs, it has been revealed that WordPress actually powers a whopping 25% of the web. According to W3Techs, “WordPress is used by 58.7% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 25.0% of all websites.”
Their data has also shown how much the platform has grown over the years, rising from 13.1% back in 2011 to 15.8% the following year, and increasing every year until today in which the numbers are reporting 25%. The second most popular CMS comes in the form of Joomla, but even then they are a very, very distant second.
That being said, there are a ton of websites out there who rely on custom-made CMS. This is because they have certain needs that WordPress might not offer, so that’s worth taking into consideration as well. So if you are thinking about launching a blog or website and want a CMS (that’s also free), it seems like the majority feel like WordPress is the way to go.
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