11 thoughts on “CMS report

  1. I expected to have to sign my life away to read the report, turns out it’s available under the Creative Commons 3.0 license!
    The stats are interesting. WordPress has almost 10X the downloads of Joomla, a survey of ‘what are you using’ puts Joomla 10% higher than WordPress, but 5X as many of the ‘most popular’ web sites are running WordPress as opposed to Joomla (WordPress and Joomla are the two most popular CMS’s in the report).

    Some interesting stuff, definitely worth a read.

    1. Read the footnotes on Joomla. They actively promoted the survey, which likely skewed the “what you’re using” results in their favor. Downloads and surveys of sites are probably a more reliable metric!

      1. I see. I guess if they do this survey next year, it might not be a bad idea to mention it at a few WordCamps

    1. Amen to that.

      I’ve used Drupal and Joomla in the past, before WordPress had become what it is today – but I really just don’t see any need I may have right now, that WordPress can’t fulfill.

      WordPress is an amazing platform and I’m still, to this day, excited to use it, and see where it’s going in the future.

    2. I’ve used Drupal, and done a bit of work on joomla. I actually kind of like drupal- there’s some crazy powerful modules (plugins) available. Drupal and Joomla are both designed to be cms’s first, and blogs second. In my opinion, WordPress is the opposite- blog first, cms second. I think WordPress suffered a bit in the past because of this, but in general I think blog style sites are becoming more popular. Plus WordPress has made some great steps into CMS land with custom post types and menus. Here’s hoping for finely grained user permissions soon! I love where WordPress is going and it has such a great community, I guess I’m a bit of a fanboy 🙂

  2. This was an interesting study. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    I have to wonder, though, with self-employment on the rise, and therefore the associated rise in ecommerce related sites…if, in the future, these numbers will correlate to the ease and variety of options (ie: plugins) implementing ecommerce solutions into the various CMS platforms.

    I use WordPress, and I love it. I haven’t tried any of the others yet.

  3. It’s fantastic to see WordPress doing so well. The report however is extremely basic and relying on publically available Google PageRank and other less than accurate data makes the report good for a read however not necessarily very accurate.
    Thanks for noting the report however and may WordPress keep going from strength to strength.