Ready for an absolutely mind-boggling statistic about WordPress? The blogging and website platform now powers 18.9 percent of the Internet, according to WordPress creator Matt Mullenberg.
“We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress,” Mullenberg said. “… We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits grow exponentially.”
Mullenberg shared this staggering statistic at the annual San Francisco WordCamp conference. In the talk he also chatted about the next two versions of WordPress in the pipeline, including some insight about how the company envisions its own growth.
Most of the sites and blogs that use WordPress are in English—about 66 percent of them. Monthly pageviews for WordPress-powered sites is now massive, with 4 billion projected pageviews for all WordPress sites combined in 2013.
The future of WordPress
WordPress just celebrated its tenth anniversary this past May, with its parent company Automattic closing a $50 million funding round at around the same time. This funding round means you can anticipate quicker and more impressive iterations of WordPress in the future.
Much of the growth WordPress is seeing is based around mobile apps. According to a survey conducted by Automattic, about 18 percent of all WordPress users access their sites from an Android tablet, 31 percent use an iOS device, and another 30 percent are using WordPress on an Android smartphone.
WordPress also announced that it’s launching Developer.WordPress.com to cope with the explosive growth. The site isn’t up and running yet, but it will serve as a resource center for people who develop on the WordPress platform.
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