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Technologies > Content Management > WordPress > Reports Overview > Market Report

WordPress Market Report

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How well do you know your market? Find out who your most promising prospects are, and how they look like. Discover in which parts of the market your competition thrives.

Our technology market report is a detailed monthly report on the usage of WordPress as content management system on websites. The report comes via email as a PDF file and has over 310 pages covering this information:

  • Content Management Systems Industry Reports
    • Usage and Market Share Report
      How popular is each of the content management systems? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all 640 content management systems that we monitor. Also shows how much these figures changed compared to the last month and to the last year.
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of the content management systems change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for all content management systems since January 2011.
    • Growth Rate Report
      Which are the fastest growing content management systems? Shows the current growth rates in the usage of all content management systems both in absolute figures and percentages in the last month and in the last year.
    • New Site Usage Report
      How popular is each of the content management systems among new sites? Shows percentages of usage and market shares for all content management systems among sites that were first visited in the last month, because they have only recently entered the top 10 million sites.
    • Top Site Usage Report
      Which content management systems are primarily used by high traffic sites? Shows for each content management system the share of top sites among all the sites that use that specific content management system.
  • WordPress Reports
    • Historical Trend Report
      How did the popularity of WordPress change from month to month? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends of usage and market shares for WordPress since March 2010.
    • Version Usage Report
      Which are the most popular versions of WordPress? Shows the distribution of WordPress versions.
    • Cummulative Version Distribution Report
      Which percentage of sites use a newer version of WordPress than some specific version? Shows the cummulative distribution of WordPress versions.
    • Historical Version Trend Report
      How did the distribution of various versions of WordPress change over time? Shows tables and diagrams of monthly trends in the usage of WordPress versions.
    • Change Report
      Which percentage of sites switched from another content management system to WordPress and vice versa? Shows the percentages of websites that recently changed between WordPress and other content management systems. It also shows examples of sites that made a change.
    • Ranking Breakdown Report
      Is the popularity of WordPress higher among high traffic sites? Shows usage and market shares of WordPress broken down by popularity ranges of the Alexa ranking, that is among the top 1 million sites, the top 100,000, the top 10,000 and the top 1,000 sites. Also shows the popularity rank of WordPress among all content management systems in these ranges and the most popular competing technology.
    • Market Position Report
      Where in the market diagram lies WordPress? Shows the market position of WordPress in terms of popularity and usage by high traffic sites, compared to the most popular content management systems.
    • Multiple Content Management Systems Usage Report
      How frequently are other content management systems used together with WordPress, and which ones? Shows statistics on the usage of WordPress together with other content management systems (if any). We identify here usage on the same site, not necessarily on the same page.
    • Cross-Technologies Breakdown and Segmentation Reports
      In which markets is WordPress particularily strong and which one is the most popular competing technology in each market? A set of reports evaluating the combined usage of two categories of web technologies. This shows, for example, the usage and market shares of WordPress on any top level domain compared to its usage on all websites and the most popular competing technology on each top level domain. Also shows the rank of WordPress among all content management systems for each top level domain, compared to its overall rank. Furthermore, this includes the ranking and percentages of all top level domains among all the sites that use WordPress.

      These detailed reports are available not only for top level domains, but also for the usage of WordPress broken down by

      • Server-side Programming Languages
      • Client-side Programming Languages
      • JavaScript Libraries
      • Markup Languages
      • Character Encodings
      • Image File Formats
      • Site Elements
      • Structured Data Formats
      • SSL Certificate Authorities
      • Social Widgets
      • JavaScript Content Delivery Networks
      • Traffic Analysis Tools
      • Advertising Networks
      • Tag Managers
      • Web Servers
      • Operating Systems
      • Web Hosting Providers
      • Reverse Proxy Services
      • Top Level Domains
      • Server Locations
      • Content Languages
    • Geographical Distribution Report
      How popular is WordPress in each country? Shows a colored world map indicating the usage percentage of WordPress by country.
    • List of the 300 most popular sites using WordPress including their usage of other content management systems (if any).
    • List of up to 300 popular sites that started using WordPress in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the content management systems they were using before (if any).
    • List of up to 300 popular sites that discontinued using WordPress in the last month (if there are that many sites in a month), including the content management systems they are using now (if any).

Please see technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys, and read our disclaimer to learn about possible incompleteness and inaccuracy of our data.

Table of Content

This is a preview of the current report's table of content.

1. About this Survey 3
2. Quick Summary 5
3. Content Management Systems, Industry Overviews 6
3.1. Usage Overview 6
3.2. Historical Trends 24
3.3. Growth Rates 51
3.4. New Site Usage 67
3.5. Top Site Usage 79
4. WordPress, Technology Market Reports 94
4.1. Subcategories 94
4.2. Historical Trends 95
4.2.1. Subcategories 102
4.3. Versions 105
4.3.1. Distribution 105
4.3.2. Cumulative Distribution 109
4.3.3. Historical Monthly Trends 120
4.3.4. Historical Yearly Trends 124
4.4. Changes 129
4.5. Ranking Breakdown 142
4.6. Market Position 143
4.7. Multiple Content Management Systems Usage 144
4.8. Breakdown and Segmentation Reports 156
4.8.1. Server-side Programming Languages 156
4.8.2. Client-side Programming Languages 158
4.8.3. JavaScript Libraries 160
4.8.4. Markup Languages 164
4.8.5. Character Encodings 166
4.8.6. Image File Formats 168
4.8.7. Site Elements 170
4.8.8. Structured Data Formats 173
4.8.9. SSL Certificate Authorities 175
4.8.10. Social Widgets 179
4.8.11. JavaScript Content Delivery Networks 183
4.8.12. Traffic Analysis Tools 185
4.8.13. Advertising Networks 192
4.8.14. Tag Managers 198
4.8.15. Web Servers 200
4.8.16. Operating Systems 204
4.8.17. Web Hosting Providers 206
4.8.18. Reverse Proxy Services 237
4.8.19. Top Level Domains 239
4.8.20. Server Locations 278
4.8.21. Content Languages 291
4.9. Geographical Distribution 298
4.10. Popular Sites using WordPress 299
4.11. Sites using WordPress only recently 305
4.12. Sites that recently stopped using WordPress 311


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