WordPress has come a long way since it first launched back in 2003. It’s now the most popular content management system and has become a become a dominant force online, now powering 28.6% of all websites. What follows is a huge round-up of some of the most interesting stats and facts about WordPress divided into the following categories: WordPress Plugins General WordPress Stats and Facts Here are some general WordPress stats regarding usage, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg’s company Automattic, which runs WordPress.com, and other quirks: #1. WordPress was first released in 2003. It’s now 15 years old. – WordPress.org #2. Only 39% of WordPress websites are running the most current version of the software (4.8). – WordPress.org #3. Major core updates of WordPress are released about every 152 days on the average. – CodeinWP #4. There are a total of 98 versions of WordPress that have been released to date. – ManageWP #5. WordPress.com (and self-hosted WordPress websites running Jetpack) get an average 22,000,000,000+ pageviews per month, and growing. – WordPress.com #6. The same websites post an average 80,000,000 blogs and counting…
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