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.