The last 7 years of my life have been all WordPress, all the time. In that time we went from powering around 2 million sites to many tens of millions. Today, W3Techs says: WordPress is used by 23.6% of all the websites, that is a content management system market share of 60.8%. I wish that sentence had a semicolon instead of a comma, but wow. Drupal, by comparison: Drupal is used by 2.0% of all websites, that is 5.1% of all the websites whose content management system we know. Sometimes, people like to pit WordPress and Drupal against each other, as if we are fighting each other, rather than fighting proprietary software. At WordCamps, meetups, or any professional gathering where someone asks a question (or makes a snarky comment) about Drupal, I point out that we are far more similar than we are different. “Open source CMS built with PHP” describes us both, as does any description of the contributor model, or even the economic models — how many times have I heard Acquia is to Drupal as Automattic is to WordPress? (A lot.) We’ve even shared booth space at the OSCON expo. To drive the point home I often say that if you were stuck in an elevator/sitting next to someone on a plane, how
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