Have you ever wondered how much is TYPO3’s share in the CMS market? Well, i did. And if you didn’t know there are some websites that have these statistics and they update them near real time.
One of these sites is W3Techs , a website which monitor lots of things and among other things they also monitor CMS software market shares. According to them TYPO3 is in the 6th place
From this graph we can see that 75.9% of the websites aren’t using any CMS. From those who use CMS, TYPO3 has a market share of 2.5% (0.6% from the global share including non-CMS websites).
The leading CMS is WordPress with more then half of the CMS installations being on this platform. Second is Joomla, which surprises me, Joomla in my opinion isn’t a too bright CMS, being plagued by security holes and the lack of free modules for it is annoying.Drupal comes in 3rd place, which surprises me again, i’ve been expecting Drupal on the second place. Certainly in my point of view Drupal is better then Joomla at any task.
Place 4 is taken by vBulletin which as i know it is mostly used for forums (although it has some CMS functions added recently – i don’t hink people use it for that purpose) and its place in the CMS category is open for discussion. Place 5 goes to Google’s Blogger, which again can be considered a CMS but in reality is a blogging platform which is pushed hard by Google and which isn’t offered for the users to download, modify, use.
If we go forward and analyze TYPO3 further we will see that there are still 2.3% of websites wich use version 3.x of TYPO3. That version is so ancient that i wonder how these people manage to keep their website up and running. TYPO3’s versions greater then 4 are used by 97.7% of the TYPO3 users.
If we further analyze this breakdown and see how the 4.x branch is doing, then we will have some little surprises.
It seems that more then one third of the TYPO3 4.x branch is ruled by versions 4.2.x and about 21% for 4.3.x and 4.4.x. This is bad news because the 4.2 branch support is being discontinued this month when TYPO3 4.5 LTS (Long Term Support) appears. Users running TYPO3 4.2.x will need to upgrade soon in order to have their versions supported. This is also valid for the 14.5% who use TYPO3 4.1.x which is obsolete and not supported since last july and users of the 4.0.x branch which is not supported for more then a year. You can see the TYPO3 support matrix here
Overall TYPO3 could do better, and will do better. Version 4.5 will be Long Term Support and probably many people are just waiting for this version to appear and will be upgrading to it. Now that TYPO3 has an Introduction Package that makes learning TYPO3 easier and the availability of the TYPO3 Distributions should bolster the adoption among people who didn’t used it before.
Meantime i will be continuing to monitor TYPO3’s market share and plan to provide a report on this blog every six months about the TYPO3’s market share and the evolution of the market share.
What is your opinion on this data ? How do you think that TYPO3 usage can be increased ?