47 WordPress Statistics We Bet You Didn’t Know About 2024

Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by James Wilson

Back in 2003, WordPress was launched as a basic blogging tool. Since then, it has evolved into a content management system (CMS) that powers 35% of all websites.

Due to its open-source nature, WordPress has a plethora of themes and plugins to make your website stand out above the rest (UKWebHostReview.com uses WordPress)

If you’re thinking about creating your own website, perhaps a blog or portfolio, or even your first online store, it’s important to read our WordPress statistics we bet you didn’t know about…

General WordPress Statistics:

  • 35.3% of all websites use WordPress
  • There are over 27 million live WordPress websites
  • 3 million websites have WooCommerce installed on them
  • WordPress 5.3 has had over 27 million downloads
  • There are over 106 versions of WordPress that have been released
  • WordPress is 10 times more popular than Joomla
  • Over 800 WordPress websites are built on a daily basis
  • 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month
  • WordPress is available in 162 different languages

WordPress Usage Statistics:

WordPress regularly gathers and releases statistics on how people use their platform. WordPress is used in more than 178 countries around the world, with 2018 boasting more non-English downloads than English downloads.

  • Around 22% of new domains in the U.S. are run on WordPress
  • More than a million new WordPress domains are registered every 6 months
  • “WordPress” as a keyword is searched for 37 million times each month
  • WordPress has around 130 monthly unique views per month, which is more than Twitter
  • When you Google the word WordPress, you’ll get around 600 million SERP results
  • Out of the top 10,000 websites on the internet today, 2,645 are powered by WordPress
  • WordPress outnumbers Drupal 12 to 1 in India

WordPress Plugin Statistics:

Plugins take the front of the WordPress stage, along with WordPress themes. WordPress plugins allow you to transform your blog, personal website, or online store into something spectacular. Whether you’re looking to implement a community forum, a marketing mail service, or fancy video sliders, the WordPress plugin library is extremely extensive and frankly fun to browse.

  • There are over 55,000 free WordPress plugins
  • The top 19 WordPress plugins have been downloaded over 1 million times
  • WooCommerce has a current market share of 22%
  • WooCommerce currently powers 28% of all online stores
  • Elementor is the most popular page builder plugin with over 2 million installations
  • Yoast SEO is the most downloaded plugin with over 202 million downloads
  • In January 2019, Akismet blocked over 450 billion spam comments
  • MonsterInsights has increased webmaster’s revenue by 50%
  • JetPack is one of the most popular plugins with over 5 million active installations
  • Wordfence blocked 3,610,460,343 attacks on WordPress in a month

WordPress Theme Statistics:

WordPress themes allow people like you and me to create a stunning website with no coding experience. Web developers and designers have worked hard to produce professional-looking themes that people can run with and make unique so they can start their own blog or online store in a matter of minutes.

  • The average membership price per theme works out as £3.33
  • The average price of a WordPress theme is around £47
  • ThemeForest is the most popular place to download themes and they have almost 35,000 themes
  • WordPress’s free theme directory has over 5,800 themes
  • The most downloaded WordPress theme of all time is Avada, generating over £9.5 million in sales

WordPress Security Statistics:

Security is at the forefront of many individual and businesses minds, especially in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, it can be really easy to leave your website vulnerable to potential attacks, however, if you don’t have time to manage your WordPress website, you can invest in managed WordPress hosting which will ensure your host keeps your website up to date and safe against hackers.

  • 52% of vulnerabilities on WordPress websites are from outdated plugins
  • 11% of attacks come from themes
  • The most common WordPress malware infections are from Drive-by downloads
  • Other common attacks come from backdoors, pharma hacks, and malicious redirects
  • 8% of WordPress websites are hacked due to a weak password
  • TimThumb, Gravity Forms, and Revslide are the most hacked websites

Interesting WordPress Facts:

  • The first version of WordPress was created on May 27th, 2003
  • Major updates, on average, are released every 152 days
  • The highest number of theme changes was recorded in May 2015 when 5,334,942 people changed their theme
  • In December 2018, 70,399,151 files were uploaded to WordPress.com
  • Blogger and co-founder of WordPress, Christine Selleck, suggested the name WordPress
  • Friday appears to be the most popular day for downloading WordPress and Sunday the least popular
  • Plugins were first introduced to WordPress in 2004
  • The release of WordPress 1.5 saw the introduction of pages and themes
  • WordPress has fewer than 1,000 employees
  • 25% of WordPress users make a living from their WordPress website


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