WordPress has Monopoly in CMS and Weblog #infographic
By March 2012, with about 72.4 million users for the content management system, the WordPress (WP) grew as the largest of its type on the planet.It provided hosting to more than 50% of the CMS users and more than 45% of the top 100 sites as rated by Technorati use WP services.
The CMS grew by a great rate after the release of the version 3.3 and people seem reluctant to switch to 3.4. On average, the WP receives around 500,000 posts. Out of every 100 new domains created, 22 in the US belong to WordPress. WP boasts of 3 million searches worldwide per month and Indonesians are the best promoters and users of the WP services and it ranks 8th in that country.
In a month, on average, around 352 m people view more than 2.5 m pages in an average month. A survey of 18,000 users by Word press foundation found that the median rate of a Word press project to be $50 p/h. Of the 19,000+ plug-ins, SEO tops the list of downloaded with 20% followed by stats and images which account for 11 and 9 percent respectively.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your cat’s home page to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.
On this site you can download and install a software script called WordPress. To do this you need a web host who meets the minimum requirements and a little time. WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. There is also a service called WordPress.com which lets you get started with a new and free WordPress-based blog in seconds, but varies in several ways and is less flexible than the WordPress you download and install yourself.