WordPress dominates online blogging platforms

WordPress is the most popular CMS among the top 100 blogs, accounting for 49 percent according to a survey by Pingdom.

Blogs that use the WordPress CMS include the CNN Political Ticker, Mashable, TechCrunch, Boing Boing, ArtsBeat, Grist and Hollywood Life.

“The last few years we’ve really focused on both the usability and flexibility of WordPress, which has resulted in accelerating growth in both big and small sites,” said WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg. “I expect even higher adoption among the largest sites and blogs over the next year.”

Recent developments in WordPress that have spurred adoption include WordAds, a service that allows bloggers to make money by allowing ads to appear on their blog, as well as free mobile apps that allow bloggers to update their blog from mobile devices.

Pingdom’s survey also found that WordPress has enjoyed a 32 percent increase in users over the last 3 years, with many bloggers migrating to it from platforms such as TypePad, Moveable Type and Blogsmith.

Read the full story at: Cnet.

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