WordPress Versions Market Share

Current Market Share of Each Version

Data Sources

Every WordPress install sends an API request every 12 hours to check for new updates (core, plugins, themes, translations). wp.org servers send back a response telling the site what it should update.

This data is collected on wp.org servers and processed. Some information displayed openly on WordPress Statistics page, plugin pages and other places.

This chart displays the market share (in %) for each WordPress version of all the active WordPress websites.

History

With every new major version released, it takes some time to gain market share as not everybody immediately upgrade – some people wait a few weeks until the initial bugs are fixed.

At the moment, the versions breakdown is as follows:

  • All 0.x Releases0%
  • All 1.x Releases0%
  • All 2.x Releases0%
  • All 3.x Releases0%
  • All 4.x Releases0%
  • All 5.x Releases0%

At the moment, 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.

Very interesting to see the high usage of WordPress 4.9 compared to some of the later versions.

More Data

This chart displays the current market share for each WordPress version. To see historical data visit wpCentral.io, they collect this data every week since 2013 and display the market share changes over time.

Historical Data

5.5Used by 43.255% of all active WordPress websites.+28.058%185% ▲
5.4Used by 15.197% of all active WordPress websites.+6.301%71% ▲
5.3Used by 8.896% of all active WordPress websites.+1.952%28% ▲
5.2Used by 6.944% of all active WordPress websites.+3.760%118% ▲
5.1Used by 3.184% of all active WordPress websites.+0.490%18% ▲
5.0Used by 2.694% of all active WordPress websites.-6.358%-70% ▼
4.9Used by 9.052% of all active WordPress websites.+6.928%326% ▲
4.8Used by 2.124% of all active WordPress websites.-0.184%-8% ▼
4.7Used by 2.308% of all active WordPress websites.+1.341%139% ▲
4.6Used by 0.967% of all active WordPress websites.+0.081%9% ▲
4.5Used by 0.886% of all active WordPress websites.-0.130%-13% ▼
4.4Used by 1.016% of all active WordPress websites.+0.465%84% ▲
4.3Used by 0.551% of all active WordPress websites.+0.029%6% ▲
4.2Used by 0.522% of all active WordPress websites.+0.078%18% ▲
4.1Used by 0.444% of all active WordPress websites.+0.130%41% ▲
4.0Used by 0.314% of all active WordPress websites.-0.027%-8% ▼
3.9Used by 0.341% of all active WordPress websites.+0.129%61% ▲
3.8Used by 0.212% of all active WordPress websites.+0.144%212% ▲
3.7Used by 0.068% of all active WordPress websites.-0.081%-54% ▼
3.6Used by 0.149% of all active WordPress websites.-0.139%-48% ▼
3.5Used by 0.288% of all active WordPress websites.+0.127%79% ▲
3.4Used by 0.161% of all active WordPress websites.+0.025%18% ▲
3.3Used by 0.136% of all active WordPress websites.+0.060%79% ▲
3.2Used by 0.076% of all active WordPress websites.-0.007%-8% ▼
3.1Used by 0.083% of all active WordPress websites.-0.046%-36% ▼
3.0Used by 0.129% of all active WordPress websites.+0.129%100% ▲
2.9Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.8Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.7Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.6Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.5Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.3Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.2Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.1Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
2.0Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
1.5Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
1.2Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
1.0Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —
0.7Used by 0% of all active WordPress websites.+0.000%0% —