WordPress jumped 32%, powering 48% of top 100 blogs

There’s no doubt that WordPress is the dominating content management system, powering well over 73 million web sites, per WordPress’ Stats, with about half of those being self-hosted.

Royal Pingdom released their 2012 update earlier this month, reporting that WordPress powers 48% of the Top 100 blogs, an increase of 32% from their findings just three years ago. Self-hosted WordPress sites make up 39% of the share, with hosted (both the free wordpress.com and WordPress’ SaaS VIP services counting as hosted).

Other platforms have therefore shrunk, with TypePad dropping the most, from 16% down to 2%. In addition to TypePad, I expect to see more and more people moving to WordPress from Drupal, Blogger, Movable  Type, & BlogSmith. So does Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of WordPress and founder of the company behind WordPress, Automattic, saying:

”The last few years we’ve really focused on both the usability and flexibility of WordPress, which has resulted in accelerating growth in both big and small sites. I expect even higher adoption among the largest sites and blogs over the next year.”

If you’re interested in making the switch to WordPress, we’d love to help you.












Rob Marlbrough

Rob is CEO and Chief Developer at Press Wizards, Inc., a full service web development agency and web hosting provider founded in San Diego and now in Las Vegas, with agency partners and clients worldwide, and has been in business since 1997.