Stats

A live look at activity across WordPress.com

This is a collection of stats from around WordPress.com that we’ve decided to share with the world. Interested in your own stats? Every WordPress.com blog includes an integrated stats system, also available for self-hosted WordPress sites with Jetpack.

The following stats are for blogs we host here on WordPress.com, both on subdomains and their own domains, or externally-hosted blogs that use our Jetpack plugin and are part of our network.

How many people are reading blogs?

Over 409 million people view more than 14.7 billion pages each month.

View monthly pageview stats.

How many posts are being published?

Users produce about 44.5 million new posts and 56.7 million new comments each month.

View more posting stats.

Who publishes on WordPress.com?

From TechCrunch to TED, CNN, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, WordPress.com users span a broad range.

We have a publisher blog focusing on some leading WordPress sites. You can also see more notable users or view our editors’ picks at Freshly Pressed.

Where in the world is WordPress.com used?

We host WordPress blogs written in over 120 languages. Below is a break down of the top 10 languages:

  1. English 66%
  2. Spanish 8.7%
  3. Portuguese 6.5%
  4. Indonesian 3.5%
  5. Italian 2%
  6. German 1.8%
  7. French 1.4%
  8. Russian 1.1%
  9. Vietnamese 1.1%
  10. Swedish 1.0%

Frequently asked questions

What topics do people write about on WordPress.com?
All of them! Check out our tags to get a glimpse (other languages: Spanish, Indonesian, French, German…).

How does WordPress compare to other publishing platforms?
It’s a somewhat subjective call, but we like this Google Trends chart comparing some of the leading platforms.

Will WordPress continue to grow?
It shows no signs of slowing down. As of 2014, tens of thousands of new WordPress sites are created every day. Blogs continue to be highly popular around the world, and we’re now seeing a trend that’s potentially even bigger: publishers are using WordPress to create all kinds of sites beyond blogs — news sites, company sites, magazines, social networks, sports sites, and more. The WordPress Showcase contains many interesting examples.

What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
WordPress.com is a service that hosts WordPress blogs. WordPress.org is a community where people work on the open source WordPress software. It’s also where that software can be downloaded to be run on your own web server. Still confused? You might want to read this support document.

Do you have more public stats?
Why yes. Here’s info on embeds (posts that contain Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Photobucket, Vimeo and more) and some miscellaneous stats (support requests, theme switches, new avatars).