According to Matt Mullenweg: 22 of Every 100 New U.S. Domains Runs WordPress

I finally got a chance to watch Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word speech today which he gave Monday at the WordCamp San Francisco Event. A couple stats he gave that jumped out at me right away were that 14.7% of all websites run on the WordPress platform, which is an 8% + increase in one year. That stat is pretty astounding but even more surprising to me was that his sources claim 22 of every 100 new U.S. domain runs WordPress.

I love WordPress and attended a WordCamp last year when it came to Boulder. I’m happy and not at all surprised to see it growing, the numbers are a bit mind boggling though. Pretty soon WordPress will be required in the high school curriculum, if it’s not already.

A few notes I jotted down quickly while watching the Matt’s speech:

New features/plugins
zen writing mode
shelf theme (horizontal design)
onswipe plugin
presswork (presswork.me)
backbuddy and vaultpress

According to survey
Hourly rates for WP web developers charge: Avg of $58/hr and Median of $50/hr
#1 positive point: ease of use
#1 complaint: plugins
*Announcement old/unupdated plugins (2 yrs old) will be hidden in WP search, not shut off just hidden for new searches

Fauxgo WP logo vs. Real logo

WP Trends and Stats

Watch for yourself, from WordPress.TV

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  • WordPress is here to stay. I love the blogging platform and am one of plenty of people who prefer to utilize WordPress as a cms then any other solution currently out there. Great post, I just looked into presswork.me and those are some very impressive themes.

  • Thanks for the comment Jason! WP is just as useful to developers as a CMS as it is a blogging platform.

    On another note, If there’s a WordCamp event heading somewhere near your hometown I would highly encourage attending.

  • I’m not surprised by this news. If you go to Google Trends and compare the different CMS, you’ll find that WordPress has been trending upwards ever since its launch.

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