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How Developers Are Driving the Business Adoption of WordPress

Posted by on 19th Mar 2012 | 4 comments

WordPress in now the most popular CMS program in use on the web, it is popular with all developers, both those that work for companies and those that freelance. The infographic below show some of the comparisons between how the two different types of developers are using WordPress. Let us take a quick look at some of these statistics. This information comes from a user survey performed by WordPress in 2011.

How developers are driving the business adoption of WordPress

Developers who work for companies……………………….29%

Developers who are freelance………………………………….71%

Company build sites total………………………………………….33

Freelancer built sites total…………………………………………18

Total company output based around WordPress……….59%

Percentage of freelance time spent with WordPress…48%

Are developers making a living with WordPress?

Developers working for companies

3.1% responded that they made their living with WordPress

5% responded that they made a partial living with WordPress

1.2% responded that they did not make their living with WordPress

Developers working as freelancers

1.2% responded that they made their living using WordPress

5% responded that they made part of their living using WordPress

3% responded that they did not make their living using WordPress

Developers were ask how they were most likely to use WordPress

1. Developers that work for companies are more likely to:

Write a Plugin

Attend a Wordcamp or meetup

Contribute to core or to the codex

2. Developers that are freelancers are more likely to:

Write a Theme from scratch

Submit a WordPress bug report

Answer a question in a WordPress forum

How do Developers use WordPress?

8% Use it for a Blog

61% Use it for CMS

31% Use it for both purposes

How much do developers customize their sites from the original install?

75% state that the front end is unrecognizable but nothing is changed in the admin

20% state that they change the theme and add plugins4% state that they customize everything, including the admin

1% state that they change nothing whatsoever


Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at ZacJohnson.com, as well as the founder of BloggingTips.com. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook

4 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by Bilal on 20th Mar 2012

    Very detailed explanation. WordPress is really the top used of every individuals. You’re a genuis Zac.

  • Posted by Apex Solutions on 21st Mar 2012

    Yes! i agree word press is very popular and important for both development and designing.
    This is very nice, informative and helpfull post.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Posted by website designing on 21st Mar 2012

    This is really good survey to know about WordPress website developers who develop at home or in company. The given information also show ratio of developers to use WordPress for blog creation or CSS development in 2011.

  • Posted by Diyanaa on 22nd Mar 2012

    hi,
    nice survey about WordPress.. Plenty of helpful information here. thanks for post and to your effort.