WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015: Top Plugins & Themes [REPORT]


WordPress CMS (Content Management Solution) is the world leader when it comes to hosting content driven websites. According to a new report from CodeGuard, a website backup and monitoring service provider, 79 percent of content websites are powered by WordPress, followed by Joomla with 7.2 percent and Drupal with 5.3 percent.

The report also highlights the fact that due to ease of installation, management and support, WordPress is being adopted by website designers and developers more than bloggers, eventually making it a real Content Management System. The number of static pages hosted on WordPress is greater than posts. Most of the hosting providers have started offering WordPress specialized hosting to cash in on the growing trend. Some of these providers are offering WordPress Installation on shared environment while there are few offering the complete dedicated server optimized for WordPress CMS.

The report also lists down the top WordPress themes installed by the site owners. Avada, Twenty Twelve, and Twenty Eleven are the most preferred themes by WordPress admins.

top wordpress themes and plugins

Akismet tops the list of WordPress plugins installed by admins the most. WordPress SEO (Yoast) and Contact Form are the other most favorite plugins. WordPress Importer, Wordfence Security, Gravity Forms, Google XML Sitemaps, Wp Super Cache, Advanced Custom Fields and All in One SEO Packs are the other top plugins installed by the maximum WordPress admins.

The report, titled State of the Web Report, is based on a study conducted in Q1 2015 over 250,000 SMB sites.

Most of the top online publishers are relying on WordPress; 48% of Technorati’s Top 100 blogs are powered by WordPress. The New York Times, CNN, Mashable and eBay have their blogs running on WordPress CMS. There are nearly 40 translations of WordPress, making it by far the widely sued CMS worldwide.

According to Worldometers, people write about 4 million new blogs posts every day, a majority of them get published on WordPress.

By the end of 2011, number of blogs had gone up to 181 million from mere 35 million in 2006.

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