There were three big features in August:
There was a lot of action going on behind the scenes, but most of that will be revealed later.
How about some stats?
- 154 thousand blogs were created.
- 176 thousand new users joined.
- 1.14 million file uploads.
- 2.2 million posts and 851 thousand new pages.
- 3 million comments.
- 25 million spam comments blocked.
- 2.5 million logins. (That’s about a login a second.)
- 308 million pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 112 million on self-hosted blogs. (420 million pageviews total.)
- 704,855 active blogs in August, where “active” means they got a human pageview. (New stat!)
Just a note that we’ve changed how we’re counting blogs, we’re now retroactively adjusting for blogs that were deleted or removed. (We killed 41 thousand splogs last month.)
Some stats tanked though… we used to do about 24 thousand theme switches a day, and after the theme preview was introduced that dropped to around 11 thousand. However people love theme previewing, they do it about 40 thousand times a day!
For the geeky among you, WordPress.com is now using about 260 megabits per second of bandwidth average, with spikes as high as 820 mbits earlier today from the Apple Gizmodo liveblog. (Which did up to 941 requests per second all by itself during the keynote.) So last month we used about 80 terabytes of bandwidth.