By Kevin O'Keefe

WordPress Now Powers Over One-Third of the Web

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As reported yesterday, WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs.

Their market share has grown steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% today. 

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WordPress isn’t just for individuals, small businesses or blogs.  

Over the years WordPress has become the CMS of choice for more and more people and companies. As various businesses use WordPress, the variety of WordPress sites grows. Large enterprise businesses all the way down to small local businesses: all of them use WordPress to power their site. 

LexBlog,  founded in 2005, was run on MovableType software. Looking at WordPress then, as developed by a sophomore at the University of Houston, Matt Mullenweg, I thought no way was WordPress credible publishing software for the legal profession.

Boy was I wrong.

In 2005, we were celebrating 50,000 downloads. Six years later, in January 2011, WordPress was powering 13.1% of websites. And now, early in 2019, we are powering 33.4% of sites. Our latest release has already been downloaded close to 14 million times, and it was only released on the 21st of February.

LexBlog switched to WordPress in 2009 and now runs one of the larger managed WordPres platforms around. 

WordPress is prevailing and will become the digital publishing software of record because it’s open source. Hundreds of thousands of developers, including LexBlog’s developers are working to improve WordPress — each and everyday. 

We’d like to thank everyone who works on WordPress, which is built and maintained by a huge community of volunteers that has grown alongside the CMS. This incredible community makes it possible for WordPress to keep growing while still also remaining free

Drupal, Joomla, Wix, Squarespace and Blogger (no longer even being supported) are not credible long term publishing solutions for law firms or other organizations. 

Congratulations to WordPress — and thank you for your success. 

Kevin O'Keefe
About the Author

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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