by Al Morel
Recently, I came across some stats on the use of Content Management Systems that I thought were really eye opening.
The sources of this info is the Wikipedia page on WordPress and the ongoing report of: Usage of content management systems for websites, by W3Techs – World Wide Web Technology Surveys. W3Techs surveys the top one million websites (as ranked by Alesa) on a daily basis and reports on various benchmarks, and use of CMS is one of those.
The first thing that jumped out was that only 13% of all websites employ a CMS. This is truly astounding now that we know all the advantages and cost savings that a CMS can provide.
Of all of the hundreds of CMS platforms out there, WordPress dominates the market with over 55% of the total market. Considering that WordPress was really not developed as a CMS and has evolved as individuals started to use it on their own for this purpose, it is quite amazing.
Here are the stats on the top Content Management Systems: