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22% of all New Active Websites are Wordpress Sites

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Blogging software WordPress is [URL="http://wordpress.org/news/2011/08/state-of-the-word/"]announcing[/URL] a number of impressive growth stats today. WordPress is now powering 14.7% of the top million websites in the world, up from 8.5%. And 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress.[URL="http:// http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/19/wordpress-now-powers-22-percent-of-new-active-websites-in-the-us/"]TechCrunch[/URL] reported that WordPress.com blogs passed the [URL="http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/07/10/wordpress-now-powering-50-million-blogs/"]50 million mark.[/URL] WordPress is also releasing the findings of a user and developer survey, which got over 18,000 responses from users around the world. Mullenweg says that 6,800 self-employed respondents were responsible for over 170,000 sites personally, and charged a median hourly rate of $50.

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