According to data from Internet Live Stats, there are over 1 billion websites online today.

That’s about one website for every seven people in the world.

That’s a LOT, considering the fact that not every country in the world have stable internet connection.

How’s the number that big? Does this mean that every 7th people in the world knows how to code? Nope. This is only possible thanks to content management systems (CMSs).

Most CMSs allow the average web user to create an appealing website, tweak their website at will, enhance their websites with plugins and addons, and create and manage content without the need for coding knowledge.

What are the TOP CMS platforms?

WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are still the market leaders (WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla comparison). 

WordPress has the clear lead, with over 50 percent market share. Joomla and Drupal follow behind with approximately 6 and 5 percent market share respectively. There are also some new entrants to the CMS space that are growing at a very rapid pace — these, too, were included in our list if available data shows they are in the top 10.

In terms of ecommerce CMSs, Magento, Prestashop and Shopify are clear industry leaders. They also made it to the top 10 of all overall CMSs.

What data were used in this research? BuiltWith.com, Wappalyzer.com, W3tech.com, SimilarTech

cms-marketshare

  1. WordPress

Market share: 58.8%

Number of active sites: 20,580,941

Number of sites in top one million: 311,682

Most popular sites built with it: The New York Times, Forbes, Facebook Blog

Here’s quick guide on how you can make a website using WordPress.

Here’s a guide on how to make a blog with WordPress.

  1. Joomla

Market share: 6.5%

Number of active sites: 2.486,271

Number of sites in top one million: 26,474

Most popular sites built with it: U.K National Crime Agency, OpenVPN, High Charts

Here’s a guide on how to create a website using Joomla.

  1. Drupal

Market share: 4.8%

Number of active sites: 1,194,014

Number of sites in top one million: 31,218

Most popular sites built with it: Linux, The Twitter blog, Harvard University

Here’s a guide on how to get started with Drupal.

  1. Blogger

Market share: 2.5%

Number of active sites: 798,125

Number of sites in top one million: 21,205

Most popular sites built with it: Post Secret, WEB UPD8, Linda Ikeji’s blog

  1. Magento

Market share: 1.5%

Number of active sites: 501,036

Number of sites in top one million: 18,897

Most popular sites built with it: G2A, Kinguin, YMEUniverse

  1. TYPO3

Market share: 1.5%

Number of active sites: 425,730

Number of sites in top one million: 8,481

Most popular sites built with it: Sedo, Parallels, Notebookcheck

  1. Bitrix

Market share: 1.4%

Number of active sites: 217,541

Number of sites in top one million: 4,057

Most popular sites built with it: Citrus, Eldorado, Leroymerlin

  1. PrestaShop

Market share: 1.3%

Number of active sites: 250,000+

Number of sites in top one million: 3,888

Most popular sites built with it: Asarayan, Decathlon, GeneveCompany

  1. Shopify

Market share: 1.3 percent

Number of active sites: 201,900

Number of sites in top one million: 8,590

Most popular sites built with it: SMSAudio, Third Eye Blind, Tattly

  1. Squarespace

Market share: 1%

Number of active sites: 233,752

Number of sites in top one million: 8,440

Most popular sites built with it: TrustPilot blog, High Scalability, Slidebean

 

What are TOP Blogging platforms?

For this, I simply used the data from BuiltWith.com

According to them, most used blogging platform are below:

1. WordPress 91.4%
2. Blogger 6.2%
3. Tumblr 1.7%
4. Movable Type 0.5%
5. Blog Engine 0.2%
6. Ghost 0.1%

 

Conclusion

As you can see, most of the top CMSs are renowned for being blogging platforms. WordPress, the number one CMS, is widely used by bloggers – over 17 million websites are powered by WordPress.

Google’s Blogger’s service too is one of the top blog CMSs with almost 800 thousand websites. While the MovableType and Ghost blogging CMS do not have as many users as WordPress and Blogger, they are gradually gaining market share as some of the top blogging platforms too.