The State of WordPress in 2013

September 30, 2009, , Comments Off on The State of WordPress in 2013

Below is a graphical representation of the state of the word in 2013.

Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, gave his annual State of the Word presentation on Saturday, July 27th 2013 at the eighth annual WordCamp San Francisco. Below is a graphical representation of statistics obtained from the last three WordPress Surveys.

The WordPress 2013 Survey brought a total of 30,000 takers from over 178 different countries across the globe.

WordCamp San francisco 2013 was the 72nd WordCamp in 2013 alone, and the 315th WordCamp to date.


We continue to see the same trends in how people are using WordPress. WordPress strictly as a CMS platform is more popular than ever and we are seeing WordPress as a blog and blog hybrid on a slightly downward slope. An interesting statistic for 2013 is a 7% usage of WordPress as an application platform, an aspect that aims to be emphasized in the WordPress 3.7 release this Fall.


WordPress is being accessed primarily via the web. However, mobile phone and tablet usage has increased greatly over the last year, along with a clear rise in desktop apps becoming a way of experiencing WordPress.

98% access WordPress through the web, while 31% on iOS devices, 30% on Android, 18% on Android Tablets, and 12% on Desktop Apps.

29.3% of respondents responded yes to the question, “Have you heard of WordPress.”

There are over 46,000,000 downloads in just the last 12 months. 126,000 per day, 5250 per hour, and 89 per minute.

That’s an astonishing statistic.

Mastering the art of WordPress is just like learning autocad. It takes a lot of practice and experience. You need to hone your skills in order to truly maneuver your way around it.