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Does anyone know a place where I can find some usage statistics on different CMSs? Also, do folks actually believe the massive massive Drupal share given here? (Netcraft claimed that Drupal was the sixth largest PHP-based CMS about a year ago; wish I could find the top five.)

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I think you found them there already: trends.builtwith.com/cms –  mar10 Oct 18 '10 at 23:02
    
You know I find it so difficult to believe that Drupal is that popular! Google Trends shows many many more searches for Joomla than Drupal (which is of course just a measure of searches), and as I mentioned, Netcraft placed it sixth a year ago (and I trust Netcraft). I'd love to see some other sources... (btw I'm a die-hard Drupal developer, so it's not that I don't like it;) –  Andy Oct 19 '10 at 8:38
    
That is a weird site. For one they count forum software as "Content Management" but then neglect Wordpress? –  DisgruntledGoat Oct 19 '10 at 9:31
    
@DisgruntledGoat: It's a wierd taxonomy, but they seem to keep track of blogging platforms in a separate section: trends.builtwith.com/blog –  Lèse majesté Oct 19 '10 at 10:21
    
That builtwith.com site is really funny. Not only are the data a mix and match all over the place, but they also provide this gem: "Citrix® NetScaler® is a Web application delivery appliance that makes applications run five times better." Better than what? –  Magnus Oct 19 '10 at 11:24

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I've found these stats to be the best:

If you click any of the CMS systems listed, it'll tell you the the 10 most popular sites using that CMS. The page also breaks down what % of each version is being used.

Here's an overview of how they did the research, which to me makes sense:

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That's fantastic stuff, thanks! –  Andy Oct 20 '10 at 10:43

The link you posted appears to be fairly inaccurate as pointed out here among other places (Drupal is over-counted). Plus it ignores Wordpress which is perfectly usable as a CMS.

Although unscientific, I think the best place is Google Trends since it clearly shows which CMS have the most buzz around them. Trends for Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and Expression Engine shows roughly this:

  • Worldwide: 50% Wordpress, 36% Joomla, 12% Drupal, 2% EE.
  • United States: 61% Wordpress, 21% Joomla, 15% Drupal, 3% EE.

However all four of those systems are well-supported so I wouldn't use any figures like these to decide on a CMS - choose whichever one best meets your needs.

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Thanks, yeah was wondering if anything better than trends was around. I don't want the stats to choose, I'm just interested in following the trends. –  Andy Oct 19 '10 at 13:10

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