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WordPress Now Powers 30% All Websites, Has A 60% CMS Marketshare

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WordPress now powers about 30 percent of the total number of websites according to W3Techs and the figure is up 5 percent from November, 2015 when it was last reported.

This report I must mention talks about all websites without considering those who use a content management system (CMS) which is where you will find the likes of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento among other. When you narrow it down to sites which use a CMS, then WordPress’ share grows to a little over 60 percent and this is up nearly three percent in November when we last saw a report.

Comparing this is to its CMS counterparts, Joomla overall web usage grew to 3.1 percent from 2.8 percent while Drupal is up to 2.2 percent from 2.1 percent. On the CMS side though, Joomla and Drupal have 6.3 percent and 4.4 percent respectively.

WordPress in this sense though refers to both the non-hosted version which you download to your machine for hosting a website with your preferred hosting company and then there is the hosted WordPress.com platform.

Regarding methodology, W3Techs makes it assessment by looking at the top 10 million sites based Alexa rankings, and afterward takes a three-month average. From this genuinely sizable sample, the firm verified that about 30 percent are currently running on WordPress.

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