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Market Share By Site Popularity

Since 2020-05-03, Discourse has maintained a fairly stable market share across all website popularity segments.

Alexa RankCMS RankMarket ShareMarket Share Change
Most Popular Sites < 1,000#272.377% -4.61%
Very Popular Sites < 10,000#331.390% -5.25%
Popular Sites < 100,000#320.676% 4.48%
Less Popular Sites < 1,000,000#510.158% 8.22%
All Sites#1330.025% -19.35%

Market Share History

This chart shows the history of detected websites using Discourse.  
In the last 6 months, market share has decreased 19.35% from 0.031% to 0.025%

CMS Versions: Major

Percentage of detected CMS versions

Major VersionPercent
Version 298.37%
Version 11.634%

CMS Versions: Minor

Minor VersionPercent
Version 2.646.46%
Version 2.529.30%
Version 2.414.03%
Version 2.35.692%
Version 2.21.171%
Version 2.10.272%
Version 2.01.443%
Version 1.90.844%
Version 1.80.381%
Version 1.70.054%
Version 1.60.191%
Version 1.50.163%

Top Level Domains

Websites using Discourse were found on 89 top level domains

Top Level DomainsPercent
Commercial (.com)47.60%
Organization (.org)16.52%
Network (.net)5.894%
British Indian Ocean Territory (.io)5.052%
Germany (.de)2.008%
Columbia (.co)1.684%
France (.fr)1.295%
United Kingdom (.uk)0.907%
Australia (.au)0.907%
Montenegro (.me)0.842%
Russia (.ru)0.842%
Info (.info)0.712%
Poland (.pl)0.712%
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (.cc)0.648%
Italy (.it)0.648%
India (.in)0.648%
Netherlands (.nl)0.648%
Romania (.ro)0.583%
Spain (.es)0.518%
Brazil (.br)0.518%
United States of America (.us)0.453%
Club (.club)0.453%
Switzerland (.ch)0.453%
Tuvalu (.tv)0.389%
Tech (.tech)0.389%
Israel (.il)0.324%
Sweden (.se)0.324%
Chile (.cl)0.324%
Indonesia (.id)0.324%
Online (.online)0.324%
New Zealand (.nz)0.259%
Canada (.ca)0.259%
Finland (.fi)0.259%
Pro (.pro)0.259%
Iran (.ir)0.259%
Biz (.biz)0.194%
China (.cn)0.194%
Coop (.coop)0.194%
XYZ (.xyz)0.194%
Life (.life)0.194%
Anguilla (.ai)0.194%
Hungary (.hu)0.194%
Iceland (.is)0.194%
Vietnam (.vn)0.194%
Greece (.gr)0.194%
One (.one)0.130%
Portugal (.pt)0.130%
Hong Kong (.hk)0.130%
Austria (.at)0.130%
European Union (.eu)0.130%
Denmark (.dk)0.130%
Réunion (.re)0.130%
Zimbabwe (.zw)0.130%
Samoa (.ws)0.130%
Argentina (.ar)0.130%
Saint Helena (.sh)0.130%
Croatia (.hr)0.130%
Bulgaria (.bg)0.130%
Norway (.no)0.130%
Guernsey (.gg)0.130%
Live (.live)0.065%
Korea, South (Republic of Korea) (.kr)0.065%
Seychelles (.sc)0.065%
Sri Lanka (.lk)0.065%
Georgia (.ge)0.065%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (.cd)0.065%
Slovakia (.sk)0.065%
Ukraine (.ua)0.065%
Uruguay (.uy)0.065%
Singapore (.sg)0.065%
News (.news)0.065%
South Africa (.za)0.065%
Travel (.travel)0.065%
Bosnia and Herzegovina (.ba)0.065%
Turkey (.tr)0.065%
Belgium (.be)0.065%
São Tomé and Príncipe (.st)0.065%
Latvia (.lv)0.065%
Estonia (.ee)0.065%
American Samoa (.as)0.065%
Serbia (.rs)0.065%
Japan (.jp)0.065%
Tokelau (.tk)0.065%
Libya (.ly)0.065%
Isle of Man (.im)0.065%
San Marino (.sm)0.065%
Pakistan (.pk)0.065%
Education (.edu)0.065%
Moldova (.md)0.065%

Popular Sites Using Discourse

We detected the following sites were using Discourse







How We Detect Installations of Discourse


A CMS will sometimes include a meta tag within the html of each page. This is usually a "generator" tag like <meta name="generator" content="What CMS" /> but could also be "application-name", "Powered-By" or anyting else the CMS creators decide to use.


In addition to detecting the CMS, in some cases we are able to accurately detect which version of the CMS is being used.

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