Why WordPress?

With many reasons why one should use WordPress, there are 20 top key points that sets WordPress apart.

  1. WordPress is used by 43.2% of all websites on the internet. (W3Techs, 2022)
  2. WordPress usage has increased an average of 12% per year since 2011. (W3Techs, 2022)
  3. WordPress is used by 65.2% of all websites using a content management system. (W3Techs, 2022)
  4. WordPress powers 36.28% of the top 1 million websites. (BuiltWith, 2022)
  5. Roughly every two minutes, another top 10 million site starts using WordPress. (W3Techs, 2021)
  6. WordPress has been the fastest growing content management system for 12 years in a row. (W3Techs, 2022)
  7. 20.4% of WordPress websites use WooCommerce. (W3Techs, 2022)
  8. There are almost 60,000 free plugins in the official WordPress plugin directory. (WordPress, 2022)
  9. Yoast SEO has the most active installations and five-star ratings in the WordPress plugin directory. (WordPress 2022)
  10. There are over 9,000 free themes in the official WordPress theme repository. (WordPress, 2022)
  11. There are over 31,000 WordPress themes in total, including premium options. (Scepter, 2020)
  12. The average price of a premium WordPress theme is $77.57. (Scepter, 2020)
  13. Divi and Astra are the two most popular active WordPress themes used by the top 1 million sites. (BuiltWith, 2022)
  14. Wordfence blocked 18.5 billion password attack requests on WordPress websites in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)
  15. The Wordfence Web Application Firewall blocked 4 billion requests coming from blocklisted IPs and attackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)
  16. WPScan recorded 602 new vulnerabilities across WordPress plugins, themes, and core in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)
  17. WPScan recorded over 550 plugin vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)
  18. WPScan recorded 47 theme vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)
  19. Approximately 90% of WordPress vulnerabilities are plugin vulnerabilities. 6% are theme vulnerabilities and 4% are core software vulnerabilities.
  20. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities accounted for 52% of plugin vulnerabilities in the first half of 2021. (Wordfence, 2021)