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Most visited CMS site

January 2nd, 2010 No comments

If you are curious to know the most visited CMS web sites, a possible answer is provided by the Alexa site information, with the site traffic rank.

The Alexa traffic rank, based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data, could be assumed as a measure of the CMS current popularity among the Internet users. A visit to Alexa today gives the following results:

CMS site Alexa rank
1 WordPress 315
2 Joomla! 446
3 Drupal 671
4 PHP-Nuke 4298
5 Typo3 5791
6 ExpressionEngine 7895
7 MODx 8133
8 Pligg 9003
9 Elgg 12338
10 Xoops 13411
11 DotNetNuke 15007
12 CMS Made Simple 15519
13 TYPOlight 16638
14 Movable Type 17310
15 eZ publish 18195
16 b2evolution 18300
17 Plone 18514
18 Alfresco 20281
19 Textpattern 22828
20 Concrete5 28652
21 SilverStripe 29373
22 Umbraco 30267
23 Mambo 31941
24 Tikiwiki 39031
25 e107 45089
26 Zikula 45182
27 PHP-Fusion 45506
28 ImpressCMS 45762
29 Geeklog 48617
30 Nucleus 50442

For details on the Alexa ranking system you can read The New Alexa Rankings.

Please note that our CMS statistics don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers.

Only blog platforms and general content management systems are considered here; specialized systems, e.g. those building forums, wikis, image galleries and e-commerce sites are not included.

Categories: Statistics

Most linked CMS site

December 19th, 2009 No comments

This stat is built counting the number of the incoming links to a CMS site. This number could be assumed as a measure of the CMS popularity among the Internet publishers.

A search on Yahoo! Site Explorer today gives the following results (in thousands of incoming links to the site):

Linking to: KLinks
1 WordPress 174283
2 Joomla! 35013
3 PHP-Nuke 15188
4 Drupal 7901
5 Xoops 7324
6 SPIP 6926
7 Plone 6668
8 PHP-Fusion 5593
9 Movable Type 5313
10 Pligg 4902
11 DotClear 2576
12 PostNuke 2386
13 Xoops Cube 2373
14 b2evolution 2322
15 Geeklog 2182
16 eZ publish 1872
17 LifeType 1474
18 e107 1386
19 Serendipity 1367
20 ExpressionEngine 1136
21 Blosxom 1124
22 Mambo 999
23 CuteNews 902
24 Scoop 806
25 MDPro 791
26 RunCms 702
27 GuppY 681
28 Elgg 639
29 Seditio 623
30 Nucleus 608

Please note that our CMS statistics don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers.

Only blog platforms and general content management systems are considered here; specialized systems, e.g. those building forums, wikis, image galleries and e-commerce sites are not included.

Categories: Statistics

Powered by . . .

December 5th, 2009 No comments

How many web pages are powered by our favorite blog platform or CMS? A possible answer is in the following table, that shows how many pages contain the statement “Powered by” followed by the CMS name. This number could be assumed as a measure of the CMS adoption among the Internet publishers.

Since not every CMS adopts the same credits statement, a different search string has been used where applicable. A Yahoo! web search today gives the following results (in thousands of pages found):

Search string KPages
1 Powered by WordPress 440000
2 Powered by Joomla! 49800
3 Powered by Movable Type 47100
4 Powered by Xoops 29500
5 Powered by Drupal 21300
6 Powered by Plone 18100
7 Powered by PHP-Fusion 12600
8 Powered by ExpressionEngine 10400
9 Powered by Xoops Cube 8800
10 Powered by Pligg 7810
11 Propulsé par DotClear 7020
12 Powered by Geeklog 5700
13 Powered by Nucleus 5420
14 Réalisé avec SPIP 5250
15 Powered by e107 4660
16 Powered by eZ publish 4620
17 Powered by LifeType 4430
18 Powered by Mambo 2760
19 Powered by PHP-Nuke 2640
20 Powered by Typo3 1850
21 Powered by Scoop 1730
22 Powered by bitweaver 1660
23 Powered by MDPro 1280
24 Powered by CMS Made Simple 1210
25 Powered by Serendipity 949
26 Powered by Seditio 818
27 Powered by PostNuke 778
28 Créé avec GuppY 766
29 Powered by Textpattern 659
30 Powered by CMSimple 618

Of course pages powered by a CMS but without the “Powered by” statement are not counted, so the real numbers should be even higher, and the ranking could be different.

Please note that our CMS statistics don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers.

Only blog platforms and general content management systems are considered here; more specialized systems, e.g. those building forums, wikis, image galleries and e-commerce sites are not included.

Categories: Statistics

Most popular CMS in 2008

February 21st, 2009 No comments

[Alexa]

The year 2008 has seen a concentration of interest on just a few CMS or blog platforms, with an increasing distance between the most popular ones and the followers.

As in 2006 and 2007, I’m using the data from the Most visited CMS site report, based on the Alexa traffic rankings. We can see that there is a large gap between the first four and the fifth in rank.

The first places in the popularity chart for 2008 belong to the same trio who won them in 2006 and 2007, that is WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal.

WordPress released its major versions 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7 in 2008, Joomla! released its major version 1.5 in January and many minor ones during the year, while Drupal released the new 6.0 version in February and many updates afterwards.

Actually this wonderful trio holds the first, third and fourth position; the second position is unexpectedly conquered by PHP-Nuke, whose latest release is version 8.1 of August 2007.

The fifth place belongs to a brilliant new entry, TYPOlight, a very active PHP5 project led by Leo Feyer. TYPOlight released version 2.5.0 in December 2007 and version 2.6.0 in August 2008, with almost monthly updates.

Xoops rises to the sixth place, up from the seventh in 2007. Xoops released its major version 2.3.0 in September 2008, and apparently hasn’t suffered from the ImpressCMS fork that also happened in 2008.

The seventh place is for Movable Type, who held the fourth place in 2006 but dropped a bit under the radar in 2007. Movable Type released version 4.1 and 4.2 in 2008.

And, last but not least, the eight place is for Zikula, a reincarnation of PostNuke. Zikula debuted in June 2008 with version 1.0.0, the new name for the long awaited PostNuke 0.8.

Four platforms were present in the 2007 top eight, but dropped under the radar in 2008: Pligg, ExpressionEngine, Mambo and MODx.

They are possibly suffering for some reason. Pligg visible activity was lower than usual in 2008, version 1.0.0 RC1 has been released only in January 2009; ExpressionEngine kept its fans waiting for the major version 2.0 redesign, unexpectedly delayed; Mambo activity was also low in 2008, and the impact of the MiaCMS fork is being felt; and MODx also kept its fans waiting for version 2.0.0.

Another possible explanation is the new traffic ranking system that Alexa deployed in 2008; the new system averages many popularity factors, giving results sometimes very different from the former ones.

As usual, this article doesn’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, it’s just an attempt to discuss what happened last year in the wonderful world of Content Management Systems.

Categories: Statistics

Most popular CMS in 2007

January 2nd, 2008 No comments

[Alexa]

While in 2005 and 2006 Content Management Systems as a group were enjoying a steady rise in popularity, 2007 has been a year of stable if not slightly declining public interest in these systems.

The evidence comes from our Most visited CMS site report, based on Alexa traffic rankings. The absolute rankings of CMS sites are down compared with 2006, and this could be interpreted as a sign of declining interest.

Let’s now take a look at the relative rankings among CMS sites. The first three places in the popularity chart for 2007 are firmly held by the same three champions who won them in 2006: WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal.

WordPress released versions 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 in 2007, while Joomla! released 1.0.13 in July and 1.5 RC4 in December, and Drupal released 5.0 in January and 6.0 RC1 in December.

The fourth place belongs to Pligg, up from a very good eighth place in 2006. Pligg has just released its 9.9.0 version, and has confirmed its rising star status in the second year of its existence.

The fifth place is conquered by ExpressionEngine, up from the seventh place last year. ExpressionEngine has released its 1.6 version in June.

Mambo keeps the same sixth place it held in 2006. Mambo released two minor 4.6.x versions in April and December 2007.

Xoops drops to the seventh place, down from the fifth place in 2006. Xoops released two minor 2.0.x versions in August and December 2007.

And last but not least, the eighth place is conquered by MODx, up from the 12th place last year. MODx is a relatively young platform, it was born in 2005, and released its 0.9.6 version in May 2007.

Please note that these numbers don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, but are intended for your entertainment only. Happy New Year!

Categories: Statistics

Most popular CMS in 2006

December 31st, 2006 No comments

[Alexa]

What happened during 2006 in the CMS world? Let’s take a look at our Most visited CMS site stat, based on Alexa traffic rankings, to get a few hints.

The first place in this popularity contest has been held by WordPress during most of 2006, but in the last few weeks Joomla! has taken the top spot, albeit by a slight margin. WordPress released its 2.0 version on December 31, 2005, and has not published a major release during 2006.

On the other side, Joomla! 2006 performance has been impressive. This CMS, started in August 2005 by the Mambo core team using the Mambo codebase, has steadily climbed the popularity ladder in little more than a year. In October 2006 Joomla! has made available its 1.5 beta release.

The third top contender is Drupal. Drupal released its 4.7 version in May 2006 and its 5.0 RC1 in December, and has consistently hovered around the third place during the whole year.

The fourth place is currently held by Movable Type, who released 3.3 in July, but whose popularity has been declining a little during this year; and the fifth place belongs to Xoops, who appears to be followed by a steady audience.

Mambo occupies the sixth place. After the 2005 split with Joomla!, Mambo popularity has suffered a little, and the release of version 4.6 has not helped much to contrast this trend.

In the seventh spot we find ExpressionEngine, another CMS with a constant and loyal audience; ExpressionEngine has released version 1.5 in September. ExpressionEngine, like Movable Type, is a commercial tool, but both offer a free version as well.

And, last but not least, the eighth place is conquered by Pligg. Born in December 2005 from the Menéame source code, inspired by Digg, Pligg has rapidly gained popularity and could easily be named the revelation of 2006. Pligg has released its beta 9 version in December 2006.

Just a concluding remark: these stats don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers. I hope I have entertained you, and I wish you all the best for 2007!

Categories: Statistics

Joomla! vs WordPress

November 19th, 2006 No comments

[Alexa]

Last Friday, for the first time since BlogsWeek.com maintains its Stats page, Joomla surpassed WordPress as Most visited CMS site. According to Alexa, who provides the data for this stat, Joomla! ranked as the 421st most popular site on the web, while WordPress held the 425th place on the same list.

Alexa computes its traffic rankings by evaluating two parameters, Reach and Page Views. While Reach reflects the number of users who visit that site, Page Views represent the number of pages on the site viewed by those users.

Actually more users are visiting WordPress, but Joomla! is receiving more page views. The composite result is that Joomla! is now the number one in our Most visited CMS site list.

WordPress keeps its first place in our other two stats, Powered by . . . and Most linked CMS site. Of course these stats don’t make any claim of scientific accuracy, they are just intended to entertain our readers.

Categories: Statistics