Report: WordPress Now Powers 25% of the Web

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You don't have to search very far to find a website powered by the WordPress content management system. From TechCrunch and The New Yorker, to the Variety and eBay, there are literally millions of popular websites running this platform. According to a new report, a jaw-dropping 25% (1 in 4) of all websites are powered by WordPress, making it the world's largest CMS by a landslide. W3 Techs published the data on its website, revealing that WordPress is used by 58.7% of all websites "whose content management systems we know," which is "25% of all websites." A Little WordPress History WordPre...

Report: WordPress Remains The #1 CMS

There are dozens of content management systems (CMS) available, some of which include Drupal, Jooma, Business Catalyst, BigCommerce, Blogger and Tumblr just to name a few. However, WordPress remains the single most popular and widely used CMS for content-driven websites, according to a new report published by CodeGuard. The cloud-based data backup and monitoring service provider claims that approximately 79% of all content websites are powered by WordPress, with Drupal coming in at a distant second with just 72.%, and Drupal with 5.3%. This begs the question, why do so many webmasters and b...

WordPress Releases Critical Security Update

If you have one or more websites running WordPress, you should check to make sure they are updated to the latest version. Vulnerability in Version 4.1.1 and Older Earlier this week, the WordPress security team identified a vulnerability in versions 4.1.1 and older that could be exploited by hackers to access websites. According to the security team, the security issue was attributed to a cross-site scripting vulnerability that allowed anonymous users to compromise a website. They didn't provide any specific details on how this vulnerability works, which is a probably a good thing since you d...