As reported by Pingdom, it seems that the growing rate of adoption for WordPress is continuing to rise with no end in sight growing 4% from 48% to 52% since last year:
We grabbed the list of the top 100 blogs in the world from Technorati and tried to identify which blogging platform or CMS the site is using. Out of the 100 blogs, we could identify and verify the platform in use by 94 of the sites.
For the other 6, we could not ourselves confirm the platform, nor did we get any replies from the sites when reaching out to them.
As a result, WordPress grew from 48 blogs using it to 51. The losers are Movable Type which lost 3 sites total, Drupal which lost 1, and while TypePad increased from 2 to 4 sites (this is a surprise to me).
Another interesting fact is that Mashable has left WordPress – this I didn’t know, but they were a huge WordPress blog that has gone custom:
No, Mashable is now running on a custom technology stack. The public-facing bits are a Ruby on Rails backend, with a lot of the templating work pushed to the front-end with Handlebars and Backbone.
It made me pause for a second and consider how much of a transition that must have been as well as what they’ve built custom (their product needs, specs, etc). I hope to see this writeup that they promise soon about their change-up.
Learn more about WordPress’ continued growth and dominance directly via Pingdom.