WordPress.org wants to know how you use WordPress.
The third annual user and developer survey has been released ahead of WordCamp San Francisco and WordPress users of all descriptions are invited to have their say.
The survey asks questions like “Can you (truthfully!) say ‘I make my living from WordPress'”, “Who installed your WordPress website?” and “How much has the site been customized from the original WordPress installation?”
It’s certainly sure to reveal some juicy statistics on the how, who and where of the WordPress community across the world. Last year two thirds of respondents were from outside North America.
WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg included the 2012 survey results in his State of the Word address at last year’s San Francisco event, revealing:
- 20,000 people around the world make their money directly from WordPress, up from 13,000 in 2011.
- On average, 66 per cent of respondents used WordPress as a CMS and not as a blog, up from 61 per cent in 2011.
- There were 44 million downloads of WordPress in 2012, bringing the total number of downloads since WordPress was launched to 145 million since WordPress started – that’s about a third of total downloads in just one year.
- The median cost developers charge to create a WordPress website is $2000 for non-profits, $2500 for small businesses and $4200 for large businesses and corporates.
Last year, 27,000 people took part in the survey, up from 20,000 the previous year. It will be interesting to see just how many people fill in this year’s poll, and how the results compare to last year’s numbers.
Head over to the WordPress.org PollDaddy site to complete the survey. It’s super quick to fill in and when published will provide an insightful overview for everyone to pick apart and analyze. You can even have a copy of the survey results emailed to you.
Do you make your living using WordPress? Have you customized the crap out of your WordPress site? Tell us in the comments below.
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