Created in 2003 as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into one of the most popular CMS’ in the world, used on millions of sites every day. So where does WordPress exactly stand today? Here are some stats about the usage of WordPress in 2014.
How many sites used WordPress exactly?
Nearly 75 million sites out there use this software to power their content. Approximately 50% of them are hosted on WordPress.com(1).
What is the popularity of the “WordPress” keyword?
It seems that the keyword ‘wordpress’ is becoming more and more popular. Studies show that there are about 500,000 searches every month! And if we count the searches of all WP-related keywords – the monthly figure is reaching 37 million searches (that is about 444 million searches in 2014).
And what about the popularity of blogs that use WordPress?
When we are talking about blogs that use WordPress, they receive nearly 6 million comments per month.
Internet traffic results
In 2014. WordPress blogs have gathered about 15 billion-page views per month.
The plugin statistics
WordPress plugins can really improve the managing of your website, and it seems that people are really happy with them. Researches in 2014 show that 34,000+ WordPress plugins are available on the platform and rising daily(2).
One of the reasons WordPress is widely used as the best blogging tool and a feature-rich CMS is that you don’t need to be a tech-savvy person to use it. To use our Brid.tv WordPress plugin for uploading videos on your website you don’t have to be a programmer or a web designer. You only need 5 minutes to setup the plugin and you’re good to go(3). To monetize on your videos is just as easy as few clicks of a mouse (4). That’s why WordPress coupled with our plugin is the perfect match for any enthusiastic video publisher out there.