WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that (as of 2020):

-WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
-WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
-500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
-The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
-WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world


WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product.

It is a flexible, open-source commerce solution built on WordPress. The company started in 2008 as WooThemes and in 2017 decided to focus exclusively on eCommerce.

Today, WooCommerce empowers small and medium businesses to build exactly the store they want and sell online.

 As at November 2020 –

-3,317,205 live websites are currently using WooCommerce.
-WooCommerce powers over 28.19% of all online stores.
-22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites use WooCommerce.
-93.7% of all WordPress ecommerce websites use the WooCommerce plugin.
-WooCommerce is the most popular plugin/module on the entire internet – with 68% usage distribution.
-There are 980 plugins for WooCommerce on WordPress.org alone.