WordPress Stats Infographic

My Google Analytics plugin recently hit 3 million downloads and my WordPress SEO plugin hit its first million downloads. I thought those stats were cool and I decided to have an infographic made with more WordPress stats and dive in a little bit more and gather some stats that I thought would be interesting.

If you read any blogs in the world, by now you’ll know WordPress dominates the top 100 blogs in the world, Matt had some interesting comments about that. We’ve seen more WordPress stats, like these by Lorelle. I then started adding more stats on my own.

I asked Experian Hitwise to give me some stats about visits to WordPress.org, Drupal.org and Joomla.org in the UK and US, which they did (thanks!). Upwork (former: oDesk) and Freelancer.com have some great WordPress stats pages and of course there’s a bit of info on WordPress.org itself. So, with all of that and some I’m probably forgetting, Design by Soap made the following infographic for me, I hope you like it, if you do, please share it!

WordPress Stats

WordPress Stats infographic by Yoast

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57 Responses to WordPress Stats Infographic

  1. Corky Swanson
    Corky Swanson  • 12 years ago

    I tried WordPress SEO but had some strange problems, went back to HeadSpace2, but that plugin has suddenly started blocking basic post editing. Going back to WordPress SEO. Wish me luck.

  2. Rui Pacheco
    Rui Pacheco  • 12 years ago

    Great Infographic Joost, thanks. I am definitively going to share it!!! :) By the way, thank you also for the great WP plugins. I am using both Google Analytics and WordPress SEO, they are quite simply the best WP plugins ever

  3. Deola Kayode
    Deola Kayode  • 12 years ago


    does activating the WordPress SEO have anything to do with the DNS config? I activated it and changed the permalink to category and postname.
    Almost immediately lost my links on Google, and later my DNS config was affected. Is that linked to the plug-in or something else?
    Deola Kayode

  4. rokko
    rokko  • 12 years ago

    Excellent infographic!
    Wordpress is more and more popular also thanks to yours great plugins ;)

  5. Diane Bourque
    Diane Bourque  • 12 years ago

    Thanks so much for this great infographic. Much appreciated!

  6. Nimsrules
    Nimsrules  • 12 years ago

    No wonder your SEO plugin is so popular. It serves the best SEO options for the most used CMS in the world. Keep it coming Yoast :)

  7. Social Networking Sites
    Social Networking Sites  • 12 years ago

    Very informative, WordPress now gears up. I am finding that kind of informative post about WordPress. Good post Yoast. Keep it up. :)

  8. Social Networking Sites
    Social Networking Sites  • 12 years ago

    Very informative, WordPress now gears up. Good post Yoast:)

  9. Amit
    Amit  • 12 years ago

    Congratulations WordPress and Yoast! :)

  10. LaughterBurn
    LaughterBurn  • 12 years ago

    These plugins are indeed great! Thanks Joost.

  11. christine
    christine  • 12 years ago

    Thanks for the infographic yoast! Definitely will pin it! Downloaded you google analytics plugin today for wordpress!

  12. kevin redman
    kevin redman  • 12 years ago

    Some serious numbers there and its free as well. Have not got yoast on my site will have to go and have a look at it

  13. Brad D
    Brad D  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic Yoast! The rate of WordPress is amazing and it is starting to grow in popularity in Australia as well, finally!

  14. Oscar
    Oscar  • 12 years ago

    Great article. WordPress is really exploding.

    It still boggles my mind that there are people who spend thousands of dollars for a website, while WordPress is completely free and beats there website big time!

    Congratulations with reaching a million!

  15. Ejaz
    Ejaz  • 12 years ago

    Mind boggling figures, It is amazing that 32 million websites are run from a single WP MS installation (wordpress.com).

    Btw great infographic.

  16. Steven
    Steven  • 12 years ago

    This again is proof of open source success and that good service can promote itself and you don’t need huge budget to push it forward.
    Looks like Yoast plugin is also very popular

  17. Scott Alexander
    Scott Alexander  • 12 years ago

    What a wonderful representation of the continued domination of WordPress in comparison to it’s competitors. Some of these numbers are truly astounding.

  18. Yousaf
    Yousaf  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic and congratulations for the 3m milestone!

  19. Mahesh Mohan
    Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

    Okay. Am gonna install Yoast SEO on a dummy site to check the features… after a quick review I see that Yoast have more features…

    • Joost de Valk

      Yes, that’s why you need to import.

      • Mahesh Mohan
        Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

        Oops! That sucks! I should have used this plugin from the very beginning now am not sure whether to go for this.. as I see many features….

        • Dainis Graveris
          Dainis Graveris  • 12 years ago

          Mahesh, that’s what Joost is trying to say, it’s super easy to import your previous All In One settings in his plugin and start using it without any problems! I just made a switch myself, so I can give thumbs up!

          • Mahesh Mohan
            Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

            Okay. But I gave up my plan.. am still using All In One SEO. Because I can’t take the risk.. if there is something wrong then all my meta info will be gone…

  20. Mahesh Mohan
    Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

    I am still not sure whether to go for Yoast SEO Plugin or All In One SEO… Have been using All in one seo ever since I launched the blog… you can bring the permalink redirect back as a separate plugin it was useful…

    • Joost de Valk

      Try WordPress SEO, seriously. It’s so much better, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating :)

      • Mahesh Mohan
        Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

        Any comparison with All In One SEO? I use AIOSEO mainly because I can write custom meta keywords, desc, and title while writing the blogpost.

        • Joost de Valk

          Go here: https://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/ and start reading. Seriously, of course you can do that in my SEO plugin as well, but better.

          • Ron Mahon
            Ron Mahon  • 12 years ago

            No actually you can import all your keywords automatically.
            it’s a lot to absorb at one time, but once you get it right youyou can export all the settings for your next website

          • Mahesh Mohan
            Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago


            I have just installed Yoast. But why should I import from All In One SEO? If I disable All IN One SEO then will the keywords and description entered via All In One SEO for individual posts be lost?

  21. Mark Gason
    Mark Gason  • 12 years ago

    I think it should say “to date, there have been 98 version releases”
    not “here”

  22. Dainis Graveris
    Dainis Graveris  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic Yoast! And congratulations by reaching 3 million downloads, those are very impressive stats!

    Btw just yesterday also installed your plugin on 1WD :) Loving it! Very well explained smallest details!

  23. Shivbhadra Gohil
    Shivbhadra Gohil  • 12 years ago

    A very good infographics, can you write a post about how to create this type of Infographics?

  24. Mahesh Mohan
    Mahesh Mohan  • 12 years ago

    Where is blogger in the Market Share stats?

  25. Rednights
    Rednights  • 12 years ago

    Much earned success Yoast. May you continue to have much more success in the future!

  26. Hanan
    Hanan  • 12 years ago

    Mr. Yoast, can you tell me what is the advantage of providing a free plugin? I am impressed with your good intentions to make the plugin free of charge, although it takes a lot of time.

    Sincerely Yours.

  27. Thoriq
    Thoriq  • 12 years ago

    This is awesome, I’m from Indonesia and I didn’t realize that “Indonesians are the most prolific WordPress users the planet”. thank you for the infographic Joost.

  28. Dave Macdonald
    Dave Macdonald  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic, I plan to use this during client meetings when they ask about Joomla :)

  29. Micha
    Micha  • 12 years ago

    Nice Infographic. Wow… 20-25% of all Websites were built with WordPress! Great success!

  30. Delphine Zhu
    Delphine Zhu  • 12 years ago

    Nice info. We did our websites and websites for our local clients in WP too. I have to admit that WP is the most SEO friendly and user friendly platform.

  31. Jason Bhatti
    Jason Bhatti  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic. WP is truly the giant here and I definitely love my new blog on WP as there are a load more features from Blogger and the fact that the sites look clean and simple with less distractions from the actually content.

  32. Paul Christian
    Paul Christian  • 12 years ago

    This is really great to see… With an install (user) base like this, it isn’t going anywhere soon and it will only get more interesting to create great plugins for it.

  33. Deola
    Deola  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic there!fully expresses the strides WordPress has taken as a content management system.

    I kinda like the fact that Yoast is blowing his trumpet there (lol!). I have been put up my blog since 2006 and I can undoubtedly say You’ve contributed immensly to the growth of WordPress.

    Well done!

  34. Tight Line Productions
    Tight Line Productions  • 12 years ago

    These are some really mind blowing stats, Joost! It reminds me of that Social Media Revolution YouTube video!

    As an SEO, I love WordPress, and it’s easy to see why. I love how everything is that graphic is laid out — nice and clean. Did you make it yourself? I’m tempted to use it in my next blog (of course, giving you credit as the source) because it’s some real powerful stuff.


  35. Khaled Hakim
    Khaled Hakim  • 12 years ago

    Great infogaph buddy. You put a lot of work into visualizing the cool wordpress info… keep up the good work ;)

  36. Dan Stramer
    Dan Stramer  • 12 years ago

    is there a place to get wordpress.org stats in Israel?
    By IP or other another method?
    Is there a website like “socialbakers” for wordpress?

  37. Ed Harris
    Ed Harris  • 12 years ago

    That is a stunning post Yoast.
    Most if not all serious website owners who implement WordPress as their platform, should use your brilliant plugins.
    What I liked most is the fact that WP is simply crushing Joomla ( close to 6:1 ratio ), which is a horrible and an unfriendly CMS to begin with.

  38. Dan Stramer
    Dan Stramer  • 12 years ago

    Great infographic.
    Is there any chance getting the original file of the infographic, I would like to translate it into hebrew and post it on my site.
    Of course credit and link will be added.

  39. Chris Wiegman
    Chris Wiegman  • 12 years ago

    It is very impressive to see where WordPress has been and sounds very positive for the future. I wonder how long it can last before something else comes along.

  40. Imran Hunzai
    Imran Hunzai  • 12 years ago

    There are tons of reasons to love WordPress. You have told us the most. Thanks for the post :)

  41. theWebalyst
    theWebalyst  • 12 years ago

    Great post Yoast, really useful summary. Thanks, Mark (in London)

    P.S. Can’t believe I’ve only now subscribed to your newsletter! Is it new?

  42. Liz Jamieson
    Liz Jamieson  • 12 years ago

    Congratulations Joost! Those are very impressive stats. Russell Jamieson (my husband) spent some time in a bar with you in 2010 at the WordCamp in Kilkenny and you inspired him to get more into plugin development. He now has 4 plugins and more planned. Hopefully his download stats will one day be like yours ;-) Well done.

  43. ekal
    ekal  • 12 years ago

    As an SEO you should know better than to trust those public guessed-at traffic stats ;)

    Both Joomla and Drupal have made their traffic stats publicly available. Joomla gets around 7 million visits per month and Drupal about 1.5 million.

    So going on an estimate of 15% US traffic, Joomla probably gets 1 million per month from the US and Drupal around 225,000.

    From Joomla (a year old and they claim big growth since then) http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1324-6-million.html

    From Drupal a few weeks ago: http://www.cmswire.com/images/Drupal_growth_2012.jpg

  44. Paul @ IMH Blog
    Paul @ IMH Blog  • 12 years ago

    very nice infographic, some incredibly insane numbers in that graphic,

  45. Daniel K.
    Daniel K.  • 12 years ago

    I think you made a small mistake with one of the stats: it says that over 352M people view more than 2.5 million pages in an average month on WordPress.com; Shouldn’t that be 2.5 BILLION pages?

    • Joost de Valk

      Heh, I knew we’d make a mistake somewhere, let me get that one fixed :)

  46. Heikki H.
    Heikki H.  • 12 years ago

    Cool! First infographic that I just have to post to Pinboard. ;) Thanks!

    • Heikki H.
      Heikki H.  • 12 years ago

      Ah heck. Not Pinboard, but the more popular Pin-thingy. I’m sure this is one of the most relevant corrections ever.