WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, celebrated a milestone this week as his content management system is now powering 25% of all sites on the web.

This news comes courtesy of a W3Techs survey, and according to Mullenweg this number should be even greater by year’s end:

“Sometimes it goes up and down through the course of a month, but it’s still a pretty fun milestone that we can now say about one in four websites are now powered by the scrappy open source underdog with its roots stretching all the way back to a single person in Corsica, France. We should be comfortably past 25% by the end of the year.”

Mullenweg is no doubt also proud that, according to W3Techs, WordPress is the fastest growing CMS out there:

“Every 74 seconds a site within the top 10 million starts using WordPress. Compare this with Shopify, the second-fastest growing CMS, which is gaining a new site every 22 minutes.”

Here is the marketshare of the top 5 content management systems:

  1. WordPress 25.0%
  2. Joomla 2.8%
  3. Drupal 2.1%
  4. Magento 1.2%
  5. Blogger 1.2%

There is plenty of room for growth for any of the top CMS’s on the web, as a whopping 57% of all sites aren’t built on any identifiable CMS at all.

W3Techs is calling WordPress “one of the biggest success stories on the web” — in light of these stats it’s hard to deny such a claim.

SOURCE: Matt Southern at searchenginejournal.com