WordPress self-hosted installs support 39% of the Technorati’s Top 100 blogs! When combined with WordPress hosted (that’s WordPress.com) 48% of the top blogs run on WordPress CMS (content management system). WordPress CMS now is the platform of choice for more bloggers because it is flexible, robust and highly customizable.
We use it for almost all the sites we build. There are other platforms out there that can support your site, but do they have the wealth or variety of add-ons and support across the content management spectrum.
According to a new study released by Pingdom, 48% of the top 100 blogs in the world are powered by WordPress. This is an increase from 32% just three years ago.
Pingdom’s study looked at the blogging platforms used by Technorati’s top 100 blogs, and discovered the following breakdown:
While Movable Type, Drupal, Tumblr each have a respectable share of the pie, along with others, WordPress has gained. If 48% of the world’s most highly favored blogs run on WordPress, it certainly should be good enough for your site.