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November 10, 2008

WordPress is the most popular free open source php CMS

There are so many CMS available in all languages e.g. Drupal,Joomla, Dolphin etc. Sometimes this question used to haunt me “Which is the most popular CMS ?”. According to CMS Wire WordPress is the most popular CMS. CMS wire picked top 100 blog sites on Technorati.34% of these blog sites were developed on WordPress.Movable Type is used by 16 percent.

These are the results provided by CMS wire.

Notes from the Field

  • WordPress wins — it is used by a whopping 34 percent of the 100 blogs on Technorati’s Top 100 linked-to.
  • Movable Type is used by 16 percent. So WP and MT between them give the platform for half the surveyed blog sites.
  • This proportion would be higher, but for the amount of platforms which started out as either Movable Type or WordPress (usually MT, near as we can judge), only to be hacked beyond all recognition. These we classify as ‘Custom’.
  • The “Big 2” blogging networks are neck and neck in terms of representation. Gawker has 8 blogs on the list, each using Gawker‘s own custom publishing platform (with a hacked Movable Type UI). The Weblogs network, also with 8 sites on the list, uses Blogsmith.
  • I’m not certain that Metafilter, Little Green Footballs, Crave|cnet and Daring Fireball are all categorized correctly. There could possibly be other gremlins lurking within this opus. Scornfully fill me in, if you know better.
  • Wider scope Web CMS technologies are not used much by the top blogs. Drupal scores 5 sites, with Plone used by 1. Other popular Web CMS platforms are conspicuous only by their absence.
  • Most of the custom systems built are legacy jobs used by websites for years (e.g., Drudge Report). No-one is crazy enough to build their own blogging platform these days…except maybe Gawker Media.
  • Judging by the list, the blogosphere is still at an immature stage. The list is dominated by gadgets, Web news, SEO, and general geekiness. Is that really all people want from a blog?

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