19 percent of the web runs on WordPress


At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told  the audience a fascinating stat about the service.

In a talk that also included details  on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9  percent of the web running WordPress,”

“We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their  daily habits grow exponentially.”

Around 66 percent of those sites and blogs are in English. Monthly pageviews  for all WordPress sites and blogs rose to a massive 4 billion in 2013.

Mullenweg also said around 30 percent of respondents in a recent survey from  WP Engine were aware of WordPress as an entity or brand.

The service just celebrated  its tenth anniversary in May, and parent company Automattic took a sizable  $50  million funding round, also in May.

A lot of WordPress’ growth is centered around its mobile apps. Automattic  rolled out a total of 15 mobile app updates for WordPress in the past 12 months.  According to a company-conducted survey, around 18 percent of WordPress users  access the service from an Android tablet; 31 percent come to the service from  an iOS device; and 30 percent find their way to WordPress on Android  smartphones.

Mullenweg also said WordPress is seeing a threefold increase in the number of  new signups via mobile.

With all that traffic, all those signups, and all those sites and blogs  popping up on the platform, the company is also preparing to launch  Developer.WordPress.com — it’s not live yet, but it will serve as a developer  resource with all kinds of goodies for folks who build on WordPress.

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