WordPress Powers 39.5% of All Websites

WordPress Powers 39.5% of All Websites

In 2021, WordPress is now giving 39.5% of all websites power, with 35% of sites being delivered in 2020.

Counting only those sites that use a content management system (CMS), WordPress has a market share of 64.1%. A significant number of websites (38.3%) do not use a content management system at all.

This data is provided by W3Tech which tracks data on usage of web technologies including content management systems (CMS), operating systems, web hosting providers, top-level domains and others.

WordPress has a commendable lead as the most popular CMS, with Shitify ranked second with a 3.2% market share.

Although Shopify is designed for ecommerce, it is not the most popular ecommerce CMS on the market. That title also goes to WordPress.

What do you mean? I thought WordPress was for blogging?

Saying WordPress is a blogging platform which means that all plugins site owners can use to transform their website into almost anything.

For example, take the WooCommerce plugin, which is used by 4.9% of all websites. WooCommerce is exclusive to WordPress sites, making WordPress the most popular CMS for e-commerce. No shoplifting.

WooCommerce accounts for over 28.19% of all online stores and is the most popular plugin on the entire Internet with 68% usage distribution.

Is WordPress the best CMS?

The answer to that question depends on whom you are asking.

A first-time site owner with limited resources may prefer a CMS like Wix or Squarespace due to its beginner-friendly nature. However due to lack of features intermediate users can look elsewhere.


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Someone who is more experienced with web technology is sure to appreciate the level of customization offered by WordPress. WordPress is hard to argue with Is not Most meet the needs of site owners, especially those who use their website to run a business.

Not to mention WordPress Excel in areas such as user experience, mobile usability, security, speed and SEO.

See: 10 reasons why WordPress is the best CMS for SEO

In other words, WordPress is the best CMS for most people, which is why it holds more than half the market share of all content management systems.

See the full list below of the web’s most popular CMS.

Top 10 Content Management Systems in 2021

Here are the usage statistics for the top 10 content management systems on the web:


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  1. WordPress – 39.6%
  2. Shopify – 3.2%
  3. Jumla – 2.2%
  4. Drupal – 1.5%
  5. Vicks – 1.5%
  6. Squarespace – 1.5%
  7. Bitrix – 1.0%
  8. Blogger – 1.0%
  9. Magento – 0.7%
  10. Opencart – 0.6%

Source: W3Tech, Hosting Tribunal