WordPress Sites in the World
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 because there’s no good reason not to. 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 417 million people view more than 14.6 billion pages each month.
How many posts are being published?
Users produce about 35.8 million new posts and 53.7 million new comments each month.
Who publishes on WordPress.com?
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:
- English 66%
- Spanish 8.7%
- Portuguese 6.5%
- Indonesian 3.5%
- Italian 2%
- German 1.8%
- French 1.4%
- Russian 1.1%
- Vietnamese 1.1%
- Swedish 1.0%
Frequently asked questions
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 2011, over 100,000 new WordPresses 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.
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).