New Chart – WordPress Versions Market Share
Introducing the WordPress Versions Market Share chart. The chart displays the market share (in
%) for each WordPress version of all the active WordPress websites.
The chart is based on the data from WordPress Statistics page displaying the market share each version holds from the total number all the active WordPress websites.
The most interesting piece of data is the latest version WordPress 5.4 is used by 43% of all active installs, it means that 57% of all the WordPress websites on the web don’t use the latest version.
Another surprising information is the high usage of WordPress 4.9 compared to some of the later versions. WordPress 4.9 is more popular than WordPress 5.0 and 5.1 combined. Two and half years after the release, WordPress 4.9 is the 3rd most popular version. Apparently due to the adoption of the Gutenberg Editor in WordPress 5.0 – many people stated that they prefer the old TinyMCE Editor and they prefer to use older WordPress versions with familiar workflows and user experience.
The above breaking down shows that WordPress websites using 0.x, 1.x and 2.x branches are negligible. WordPress 3.x versions are used by less than 2% of all the websites using WordPress. WordPress 5.x versions are used by over 75% of all the websites using WordPress.
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