We kicked off the new year in style with a new theme and the launch of WordPressTV. (More themes on the way.) We also broke the two-billion mark for combined pageviews across all WordPress blogs we track. I’d say that’s a pretty great way to begin 2009. Here’s to more fun and surprises this year.
Here are the stats for January:
- 372,519 blogs were created.
- 393,836 new users joined.
- 4,592,097 file uploads.
- 2,710 gigabytes of new files.
- 808 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters. [corrected]
- 8,771,891 comments.
- 6,528,657 logins.
- 1,073,421,738 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 945,105,050 on self-hosted blogs (2,018,526,788 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
- 1,373,108 active blogs and 18,768,022 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
- 1,295,531,829 words.
Other cool stuff:
7,111 blogs were imported to WordPress.com from Livejournal. (We have some new LJ import stuff coming soon.)
The People’s Choice Awards selected WordPress.com VIP to power their Live Blog, and our VIP expert Raanan got to attend the awards show.
Wooowww… nice stats Matt.. WP rocksss…. :D
Matt… i don´t know if u know but… WordPress RLZ !
“More themes on the way” It’s a good news Matt! :)
WordpressTV has launched….
Congrats, on surpassing the two billion pageviews. That’s awesome!
whoo-hoo! congratulations! go WordPress! can’t wait to see more themes!
Its great as always…
WOW, awesome stats! Keep up the great work!
Bravo, Matt. Keep on rockin’ in the Free World.
As ever – Bravo!
Kudos to your CSR’s, too. Predictably, I’ve managed to pry open a few misinterpretations and dropped them in the laps of your folks. Who sorted it out, sorted me out, in fine fashion.
What I’ve come to expect. Not the way old cranks should behave; but – there you are, again.
Hey my favorite! the Wrap up. Just in time. Thanks!
Can’t wait for the more themes part! Numbers look good too! =D
More power to WordPress
Well, what a month to start out the new year.
WordPress continues to be the center of a lot of our attention. I wonder how much time was offered by all into all of those statistics? Many, many human years worth I imagine.
Thanks for all you all do.
Those sure are some impresing stats, I’ve never used LJ before, but before I was user of blogger. I changed because WordPress looks more professional. Wonder why people are switching from LJ to WP. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for sharing the stats.
Cheers to wordpress team :)
i’m really looking forward to new themes, when will they be here(?)
ive been with WordPress for over a year now and i couldn’t recommend it enough for people who want to blog. Looking forward to the new content at wordpress.tv
Impressive statistics! Why am I not surprised that WordPress is so popular?
Wow, the import from LJ number is pretty impressive! Here’s to a great February!
success for WP on now and future
Why is that I can’t access the blogs of WordPress, not just mine, in many cities, like Xiamen, Shanghai, etc in China? Yet, I can access your homepage. For your information, the hotels use China Telecom.
congratulations,guys!!!!! and thanks for all your dope services ;)
Awesome!! Time flies by real fast and we are onto Feb in 2009 now!! : )
WOW! Those are big numbers!
hail WP. Great going guys…
that’s really amazing!! i’m very proud to be a part of these numbers… and congratulation to Raan an…. you all great … amazing really amazing!!!
How do you get to the number of terabytes transferred? I just noticed the year-end wrap-up listed 161TB (for the whole year, I presume?)
Awesome, these stats get better and better!
I just switched from blogger to wordpress. The move was a piece of cake, and I love wordpress!
good to see your stats point up in a time where most stats point down. Maybe your stats will help lift the economy ;-) ?
I’d be interested to track the number of active blogs in terms of “blogs that have added at least a post” rather than blogs that have got at least a human visitor.
And how about the number of published posts? Words and files are OK, but what is the average number of words per post, and files per post? is it staying constant over time?
Keep up the good job, and thank you for providing me with such a wonderful infrastructure for my ramblings!
Congratulations and hope to have a great 2009 :)
How do I arrange my blogs as front page? Your new software does not have “stick on front page” button. I love what have createe for us!
Thanks for information. I am looking forward to see the next WordPress themes here.
2 billion page views… at 1 second per page that’s over 60 years worth of viewing!
Cool :)… That rocks.
Looking forward to more themes!!!
Thanks for the wrap up, and look forward to hearing more milestones and continuous succcesses.
that is amazing!
7111 blogs from Livejournal~
that’s quite a good job!
by the way,
when can we see Wordcamp in Taiwan?
I love it so much~
Wow… WP is the best!
As one of those who joined in 2008 (late in 2008) I’m glad to be part of this.
Wow! Great job WordPress!
Congratulations, Matt. Great Job!
Wonderful WordPress.com. It is amazing to have such a gamut of blogs. Let the world become a ‘global village’!…
WordPress is a huge blessing…It has become an intricate part of my ministry and I couldn’t do half of what I do without you!!!! You’ve helped put us on the map.
WordPress seriously rocks.
Yeah, really. Great work, WordPress! Thanks from here, too, on a tremendously classy service.
Great Stats man :)
stats of the blogs imported from LiveJournal!
wow! that is the coolest thing :)
wow amazing, matt
Amazing info, cool
massa ! cool! bravo ! \o/ \o/ \m/………;-) :-)
Grats WP! more high power!
Great!! This speaks volumes for WP
I never heard of a terabyte. That must be a big # Then. :-D
Viva for WordPress I Love Your stats
1,373,108 active blogs and 18,768,022 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
Great ! …
Nice work. Worth a look.
wow … so many comments … !! Nice One wordpress
Am just about to delete my ‘proper’ website as wordpress has proved rather good…
Great stuff! :)
Good Good !
so addicted to the stats..
hello here is from brazil . portuguese version of wordpress. And all we agree about simplicity and usability of wordpress concepts and we are very proud with our on-line e off-line use . . . we are building new social services to our community public libraries from county São Paulo … soon … we give more news…. thanks….
Awesome! That’s amazing!
Can I do anything myself so that I can view my own blog in China? If not, how can I post my blog when I travel there?
I own a WordPress blog but why do my comments need moderation each time they are posted? Do you have to confirm my identification further? For your reference, I received your reply to my another question earlier.
Fine :) It would be nice to have some more new themes on WP (with custom header).
These are great stats, but given the number of blogs, if the active blogs were the only ones that counted (of course that is not true) I found that even if you took all the hits and divided it over this smaller number, you have what seems to be an all-time average of 782 hits per “active” blog. That would be much smaller if we counted all of the blogs that didn’t get hits today.
So with my hits in the past year, I guess I scored a bit above the average.
New here…and I love it!
easy to use,some lame options though,free of charge,great!
Sorry, Heather, I wasn’t very clear with that question… I meant: how can the monthly figure be 553TB transferred data, when the yearly figure was less, at 161TB?
Great! I’ve been asking some of my friends to switch to wordpress. I am certain that they’ll realize the big difference once they do. ;)
Heather, thanks for sharing about Wordcamp Philippines. I should’ve known about this sooner. Oh well, I just hope to join the next Wordcamp Manila.
dats nice man…
1 billion pageviews in a month!
Woah. 553 Terabytes.
That, is huge.
You are the best! … Thank you :)
Still wait wordpress new feature enable, like comment paging. :roll: