Amazing facts about WordPress

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Well, hello and welcome to our today’s Oh My God and Ohh Mahn’s session..!! 😛 Please change your expression to normal, relax yourself, keep a glass of water while reading this article, because it can blow your mind at any point of time. 😛

Yes, today I am going to write some super duper 10 amazing facts about “we bloggers’s first love” and i.e. on WordPress.
Recently we celebrated WordPress’s birthday, well did you? No, well no big deal, we’ll celebrate now by sharing facts about our very own “Growing up” WordPress.

# Amazing Fact 1: Well, what do you estimate about the number of websites running on WordPress?? Any guesses?? No?? Okay then it is reported that WordPress runs over 66 million websites including some of the very well known web-sites on the web which includes CNN, NBC Sports, TED, TechCrunch, Forbes and many more giants. WordPress VIP runs many other major news media and publishers round the world.

# Amazing Fact 2: There are now millions of people who are learning WordPress. Its said that 44 million installations were there of WordPress from in the year 2012. One strange thing to note about this fact is that it doesn’t include any automatic script downloads using Softaculous, Fantastico or any other scripts. Matt Mullenweg was impressed to a greater extent and during his “State of the Word” speech at Word Camp 2012 in San Francisco expressed his happiness on the number of downloads.

# Amazing Fact 3: As we are taught in the school that “LION IS THE KING OF JUNGLE”. Similarly the blogosphere statistics renders an astonishing fact that “WordPress is the King of all CMS ”. Oh yes, WordPress proudly flaunts of holding the highest market share of about 53.8%, while Joomla has got 9.2%, Drupal is with 6.7% and others with 30.3% in the decreasing order respectively.

# Amazing Fact 4: We bloggers these days always are fond of and do thrive for using WordPress plugins. To your surprise there are over 19000 plugins available free into the WordPress Plugin Directory for free. Its estimated downloads comes up till 285,000,000 that means if every person residing in USA download’s this plugin it comes up to this gigantic number.

# Amazing Fact 5: In the year 2011, more than 1,000,000 top ranking websites gives the credit to WordPress for making there websites work so efficiently and in a robust way to deliver that content. So the credit goes to none other than “WordPress”.

# Amazing Fact 6: Well we all know about the number of Google translations, i.e. the number of languages in which the google is translated. But do you know, according to the’s report it is said that WordPress has got complete translations in German, Croatian, Japanese, Norwegian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, Indonasian, English (Canada), Swedish, Slovak, Romanian, Polish, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Italian, Dutch, Macedonian, French, Burmese, Catalan, Cosnian, Welsh, Arabic, Thai and yet many more to come. Phhewwww…!!! I swear, what a loooooooooonnnngggggggg list :o.

# Amazing Fact 7: I do not doubt the robustness of this fact, WordPress,com is run using the Multisite version and an estimated 32 million sites are found active using this single installation of WordPress CMS. Just imagine the level of security and measures required to be taken to manage this right from the core level. Its like un-imaginable.

# Amazing Fact 8: Right now the scenario is something where Social Media Marketing is booming. Keeping this scenario in mind and its rate of move towards a peak level, many social medias and multimedia platforms have extended their hand before for an integration, which weaves giant markets like Flickr, Photobucket, Slide share, twitter, Vimeo, Slide share, YouTube, VodPod, Google maps, Daily Motion and many more on the go.

# Amazing Fact 9: WordPress is considered to be the 5th most demanding and the most requested skill in the blogging world. I don’t doubt WordPress reaching the top very soon.

# Amazing Fact 10: A survey depicts that median rate of a WordPress project is $50 p/h. Also ODesk speaks that over 36k of developers posted 6.725/month. Freelancer feels excited to report over $3.6m of projects are completed through WordPress.

Well, this is what it is all about WordPress.

You can share your own thoughts and other facts you know about WordPress.


Charmie Prajapati

I am Charmie Prajapati, co-founder of Movzio. I am an android developer, Phonegap app builder and is currently polishing my skills for the same. I am an avid reader. An entrepreneur. A consistent thinker. An optimist. An introvert. I can help you run a better blog with each day. Add me on

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65 Responses

  1. sahil says:

    @Charmie, Thanks for sharing this valuable informartion

  2. Charmie, very interesting points! WordPress is truly the King of all CMSes. Also, the developers of different plugins have made it more amazing. Thank you.

    • charmie says:

      Hello Jignesh,
      Glad to find you here. Yes indeed, this is fact which cannot be denied.

      Thanks a lot for sparing time to read it and dropping your valuable comments.


  3. Mindblowing stats Charmie, thanks for sharing with us!

    The 66 M is highly impressive. I have 2 blogger blogs and 1 WP; might be time to migrate 😉

    • charmie says:

      Hey Ryan,

      Thank you so much for liking my article and stats so much.
      Yes you can blindly put your trust on WordPress to transfer your blog.
      All the best and thank you.


  4. hi charmie. yep wordpress is in demand. in fact, in, they have this called “WordPress” exams basic level 1 before you bid in a high paying project that involves wordpress. i saw many projects that requires passing at least wordpress basic level 1

  5. Glad to hear that i am also one amoung webmasters using wordpress. I have doubt regarding the nos.of users u said, i think google blogger is more compared to wordpress

    • charmie says:

      Yes, we all are proud bloggers and feel preveliged to use one of the best CMSes for our blogging sites and other sites.

      Thanks a lot for your inputs.


  6. umesh says:

    awesome, From last few time i am thinking of the shift from blogger blog to wordpress, really great post….

    • charmie says:

      Hey Umesh,
      Firstly I would like to welcome you on our blogging site.
      Yes, as I have mentioned in one of the earlier comments that shifting on WordPress leaves no space of doubt.

      Thanks a lot for being here in the conversation.
      Glad to find you here.

      Best Of Luck. 🙂

  7. Emmanuel says:

    There is obviously no doubt that WordPress is King! These statistics says it all!

    • charmie says:

      Yes, I second your words that statistics clearly speaks that what WordPress is all about. 🙂

      Thanks a lot for stopping by here.


  8. Janmejai says:

    Never used Joomla and Drupal almost on every blog using wordpress and until now haven’t thought to use any other CMS>

    • charmie says:

      Once you are deep into the WordPress’s trustworthy world you don’t need to have or feel to look upon others.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your experience. 🙂


  9. Sriram says:

    Thanks for the facts. I don’t know many of them. WordPress power 66 million sites. That’s amazing.
    Thanks for the great share and research.

    • charmie says:

      Yes, Sriram, indeed for me the research was very adventurous and I was confused that which one must I put before people. Because each of ’em were awesome.

      Thanks a lot for complementing my work.


  10. shameem says:

    Hello Charmie,
    Well researched post about wordpress i have not known some of them you have listed but my presence wordpress makes the works easier when compare with other thing thanks for sharing it

    • charmie says:

      Yes shameem,
      The best reason for why WP rocks in the blogging world is due to its user friendliness.

      Thanks a lot for sharing your experience on WordPress.


  11. Wow these are indeed amazing facts and i never knew about most of them before now. I also use WordPress and i owe the developers a lot of gratitude. Thanks for sharing.

    • charmie says:

      I agree with you. Thank you so much for complementing my research on WordPress.

      Yes, we owe a huge gratitude and thanks to the developers of the best CMS. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by here.


  12. charmie says:

    Hello ma’am,
    Yes, ma’am indeed the number is too high… and also astonishing. Thanks a lot for sparing your time to read the article and commenting. 🙂


  13. These tips are awesome…thank u for sharing

  14. Nirmala says:

    Hi Charmie,

    I should say it is an amazing post by you.

    Its really great to read the different stats of WordPress and feeling proud that am performing blogging with it.

    Am new to WP and learning it slowly by doing simple experiments. Also i love its free plugins which makes the life of bloggers easier.

    Glad with your exceptional post, keep doing it 🙂

    • Charmie says:

      Hello ma’am,
      Is great to find you here complementing our work.
      Thank you so much sparing time to read my article and dropping your valuable views in here.
      Regards 🙂

  15. Vijay Kudal says:

    awesome research ,good knowledge

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hey Vijay,

      Welcome to our blog.
      Thanks a lot for complementing our work.
      Glad to find you here.


  16. I knew WordPress is my ultimate requirement for blogging, immediately when I saw it for the first time. Since then I’m in love with it. I’m afraid I forgot almost all of the Blogspott now 😀

    It’s great to learn these interesting and wonderful facts about WordPress. You’ve compiled this post very nicely.

    • Charmie says:

      Working with WordPress makes you fall in love with it from the very first time.
      I feel happy and proud using such a great CMS right now.
      I am thankful to you for sharing your valuable experience with us about the WordPress.

      Charmie 🙂

  17. Charmie says:

    Hey Anis,
    Thanks a lot for commenting your views and love for WordPress.

    Thanks a lot.
    Stay updated.


  18. Hiten says:

    Hi Charmie,

    This was a wonderful article, full of some great facts about WordPress. I personally love WordPress and couldn’t consider using another technology for my blog and website. It is just so easy to use, yet hugely powerful and practical too. I’m not surprised that such big names like you included in your post use WordPress.

    • Charmie says:

      I second your thoughts about WordPress’s secret of success. WordPress gives you a robust platform to do your work efficiently and in a user friendly way.
      Thanks a lot for dropping your valuable comments and experience.

      Glad to get ’em.
      Regards 🙂

  19. Hello Charmie,really super duper facts. Feeling good to know this much about WordPress. Actually,it is the best platform for blogging I ever saw. Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us 😀

    • Charmie says:

      Hello Ganesh,
      Firstly I welcome you here on my blog. I hope you found it interesting.
      Yes indeed WordPress rules among all CMS-es.
      Thank you so much for dropping your valuable complements and experience.

      Keep Visiting.
      Charmie 🙂

  20. yogesh pant says:

    as a user of wordpress, I am feeling proud that I an on a network of an enormous public along with me.
    Wordpress is the king because the user interface is really the friendly one. There are lot of actions which an author can perform on board.
    Thanks for sharing about wordpress!

    • Charmie says:

      Hey Yogesh, welcome to TechnoTactics. Yes its infact a proud moment that we all are a part of system which have always believed in serving the best in the most easy form it can.

      Thank you so much for dropping your valuable experience.
      Keep visiting.

  21. such a great post i’ve never knew some of them but i enjoy reading this post thnx for great share bookmarked blog.

    • Charmie says:

      Hello Prince,
      I warmly welcome you on my blog. Its great to find you here as our new reader complementing our work and praising the hard work.

      Thank you so much for being here to drop your valuable review. 🙂


  22. Charmie says:

    Well, Akhil that sounds great that you have recently started using WordPress. WordPress will never let you down and that is my promise.
    Glad you found this post so interesting.

    Best Luck

  23. Ashi says:

    Hey Charmie
    Wassup ? Its been long since I have came to your blog. Would like to congratulate on your business ( You created a new website, Saw the notification of FB ). WP is really amazing, I think it is the simplest and yet powerful CMS for website and blog. Millions of blog runs on WP. As you already mentioned Big companies like Masgable, TED, CNN, TC , Verge , GigaOm uses WordPress. Beside WordPress I think Drupal is also cool and can be consider to make a dynamic website 🙂
    Thanks for the nice share and keep up the good work

    Thanks & Regards

    • Charmie says:

      Hy Ashi,
      Thanks a lot for your wishes. Well, I must say that throughout the experience of me using wordpress, it was fun and easy. And that is what I always prefer.
      Thanks a lot for being here. It was a pleasure getting your acknowledgements.

  24. Rafaqat says:

    well said,the points you have described are the milestone for the newbies and infact there is no comparison of CMS like wordpress,I am using since the start of my blogging career.

    • Charmie says:

      Hy Rafaqat,
      Yes, indeed this article I guess must inspire to newbies as they are fresh into choosing their blogging platform.
      I am sure we are all going to enjoy more and more with our journey ahead with wordpress. 🙂

  25. Aqib Shahzad says:

    WordPress is the king of CMS, best platform ever for blogging. This valuable information forces me to share it with others.

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      I second your thoughts. and when you say you got to know and will share it with others my purpose of writing this article is served. 🙂

      Thank you so much for your acknowledgements.


    • Cialis says:

      Heyy there! Do you use Twitter? I’d lie to follow you if that
      would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your bkog and look forward to new posts.

  26. Hi Charmie, It’s really intresting to know Amazing facts about WordPress. I never read this kind of intresting fact before ever about wordpress. So thanks Charmie for making aware about interesting fact of WordPress.

  27. Gautams says:

    Nice writing, Words that bind me to read the complete post. Such a nice sharing of knowledge. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the Post very Much.

    • Charmie says:

      Hy Gautams,
      Its a pleasure to find my readers getting satisfied with what I serve to them.
      Thank you so much for pushing your complements till me.

  28. Niraj Bhusal says:

    Hello ! Charmie Prajapati
    Really WordPress is amazing that’s whay i moved from Blogger to WordPress. This post is really good thanx for sharing these amazing WordPress facts to us.

  29. After reading your article i am proud to be a owner of a wordpress blog and most of the facts you written are almost unknow to many of the bloggers including me also.

    • Charmie Prajapati says:

      Hy Lakshman,
      Glad to find one more blogger using the WordPress platform and most importantly acknowledging this article in the form of complements.
      Proud to be a WordPress user.

      Glad to get them
      Thanks and Regards


  30. What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of
    precious experience on the topic of unexpected feelings.

  31. from last 6 months i am using WordPress but do not why i am using WordPress ? but with help of this awesome article i cleared my doubt and one more think i want to say that very soon WordPress will be the ” KING OF INTERNET “.
    Thank you for your acknowledgements.

  32. Charmie says:

    Hy Amal,
    Well thanks a lot buddy.
    It’s great to find such articles getting shared. 🙂

  33. Charmie says:

    Hy Aditya,
    Hehe, thats cool that learning and encountering such a great thing that too by an incident is indeed interesting.
    Thanks a lot for sharing it. 😛

  34. Hello Charmie,
    I din’t know many of these facts, and these are indeed very interesting and informative facts. WordPress power 66 million sites, that is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing great post.

  35. Lea says:

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that
    I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After
    all I’ll be subscribing in your rss feed and
    I hope you write again very soon!

  36. Bruce Fact says:

    For the SEO guys, I just found this one: Over 30,000,000 searches are made on Google each month for WordPress related terms.

  37. So nice site with great information. Its so much helpful. Thanks for posting such a nice idea. Great job!

  38. Swaraj says:

    Hey Charmie,
    these is a really great piece of Facts! Unfortunately, i am currently using Blogger, but soon i will move my blog WordPress.
    Thank you for such amazing insights about WordPress.

  39. Charmie, very interesting points! WordPress is truly the King of all CMSes. Also, the developers of different plugins have made it more amazing. Thank you.

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