47 WordPress Statistics We Bet You Didn’t Know in 2020

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 for 2020…

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • The average membership price per theme works out as $4.20
  • The average price of a WordPress theme is around $59
  • 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 $12 million in sales

 

WordPress Security Statistics:

  • 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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