As of August 15, 2013:

  • 69,196,302 WordPress Sites in the World
  • Over 362 million people view more than 11.3 billion WordPress pages each month.
  • WordPress users produce about 47.2 million new posts and 68.7 million new comments each month.

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that anyone can use to build and maintain a website or blog. Originally intended to be used as a blog publishing application, WordPress has become much more than just a tool for bloggers, largely due to the efforts of a large, world-wide community of WordPress programmers who are constantly working to extend and improve its capabilities.

Anyone can contribute by creating themes, plugins, widgets, and other features for use by anyone using WordPress. WordPress is now the most popular CMS in use today. It is used to run thousands of social media-rich business websites.