WordPress Jumps to 52% on the Royal Pingdom Top 100

Pingdom.com’s blog, Royal Pingdom, puts out a Top 100 every year, naming which platform the top 100 blogs use. Last year, between WordPress.org (self-hosted) and WordPress.com, WordPress took home 49% of the marketshare. This year? WordPress takes home the cake with 52% of the top 100 blogs.

While Pingdom didn’t break out WordPress.org vs WordPress.com this year, I could spot a few pretty easily, like MacRumors.

Top 100 Blogs - WordPress

It’s quite obvious to me that WordPress is winning the “Battle of the CMSs,” let’s take a look at the overall marketshare.

Platform20122013
WordPress4852
Custom1412
Drupal87
N/A86
Gawker55
BlogSmith44
Movable Type74
TypePad24
Blogger23
Ceros11
Joomla01
Tumblr11

The most ironic bit of information from this update is that combined, Tumblr, Blogger, and TypePad, still have fewer blogs than Gawker’s home-brewed CMS.

WordPress is a powerful platform, this is clear. The simplicity of designing and developing for, on top of its sociability, has made it the number one platform of choice among the top 100 blogs on the web. I’ve been using WordPress for almost 10 years, so it’s easy for me to choose WordPress as my CMS of choice, but it’s always a good idea to remember that there are other platforms out there. Not all content management systems are created equally.

Needless to say though, WordPress is the most popular choice.

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