Statistics for websites using CMS technologies
A content management system provides structured content management features such as the ability to store news documents, images, video and any other online content type imaginable.
They are used for websites that normally have multiple editors and sections and are used as the foundation on many large websites which include newspapers and governments.
Why is this data important?
When choosing a CMS for your website platform it’s important to know what you are getting yourself into. A CMS that is widely used will be widely supported. Any CMS with a large developer community will have a larger support following. Any time there is something that should be addressed or incorporated into the CMS, a large CMS following will bring that into existence faster. This also keeps the cost for hiring a developer of the CMS low.
Here are statistics for WordPress and other popular CMS
We choose WordPress as our CMS of choice when building and designing websites. It is the most widely accepted and supported CMS on the market today.
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The charts below show a break down of three sets of data. The top 10,000 sites using defined CMS is based on the top 10,000 visited websites on the internet. The second and third set of data reflects the top 100,000 and top 1,000,000 based on the same criteria. It’s simple to understand if you think of it like this; the most visited websites on the internet will show data ranging from the number 1 visited website through 1,000,000 + visited websites. A website like Google will show a rank of 1, being the most visited site on the internet, while a website ranking 1,000,000 will represent the millionth most visited website.
Here’s an example showing Google compared to Yahoo and Bing
Clearly Google is far more popular than Yahoo or Bing. This is the same concept as represented by the charts below.
Chart of top 10,000 CMS using WordPress on the web.
These two charts show the top 10,000 visited websites. You can see how WordPress is the most used CMS by the top 10k visited websites. More than 10,000 of the most visited websites on the web use WordPress to manage their website.
Chart of top 100,000 CMS using WordPress on the web (below)
This chart shows the top 100,000 visited websites. You can see how WordPress is the most used CMS by the top 100k visited websites. More than 11,000 of the top 10,000 visited websites on the web use WordPress to manage their website.
Chart of top 1,000,000 CMS using WordPress on the web (below)
This chart shows the top 1,000,000 visited websites. You can see how WordPress is the most used CMS by the top 1 million visited websites. More than 120,000 of the top million visited websites on the web use WordPress to manage their website.
The chart below shows a break down of top sites using WordPress as their CMS
Here we compare all three sets of data. The top 10k, 100k and 1million visited websites and which CMS are used by each.
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