1. WordPress dominates the CMS market
There is no even a lot of competition. There are at least 20 options in the "Everything Else" category, and they control less than 25 percent of the market. As a result, WordPress has a monopoly.
Since this is a nonprofit organization, and also because it is free and so easy to use, it seems that not many people pay attention to the fact that in the CMS market, one organization dominates.
2. Every six months, we have a million new WordPress domains
Those who are interested in launching a website almost automatically assume that WordPress is needed for this.
3. WordPress is global
Initially, WordPress was only offered in English, but it was delivered in different languages as it grew. There are translated versions available in over 60 languages, but they are incomplete. In 2014 non-English WordPress downloads exceeded English ones, demonstrating how fast WordPress spreads all over the world.
In addition to WordPress versions, WordPress publishes content in more than 120 languages, the most popular of English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Indonesian.
4. WordPress receives 175 million unique visitors per month
These statistics apply only to WordPress.org and not too many blogs using WordPress. At WordPress.org, users can get help by asking questions on the support forums, reading tips, downloading the latest version, and donating to WordPress.
This traffic makes WordPress one of the most popular platforms globally and demonstrates how large the global WordPress community is.
5. WordPress.com blogs receive over 409 Million views per month
Can you imagine that WordPress.com blogs have 409 million views per month, and it is roughly equivalent to what Reddit gets?
6. Every six seconds, a blogger writes a new WordPress post
This statistic is taken from WordPress and shows how often people publish content in WordPress.
7. 34 percent of web users use WordPress
To understand the role WordPress plays on the modern Internet, keep in mind that about a third of the Internet uses the software.
It may not seem very impressive since it means that two-thirds do not use software, but we must remember that not every website uses third-party content management systems.
Many companies pay for creating their own, so it's more important to focus on the share of WordPress in the CMS market.
8. 14 of the top 100 sites in the world use WordPress
WordPress is not used only by bloggers and small businesses. Many large companies rely on this for their websites.
Here some examples: the New Yorker, CNN, TED, Disney, Target, Microsoft, etc.
There are also several major universities, such as Harvard, the University of Berlin, the University of Melbourne, etc.