March Wrap-Up

In March we brought you P2, an awesome theme perfect for short-form and group blogging, made with love by Automatticians. Next, version 1.21 of the WordPress for iPhone app hit the iTunes Store. To wrap up the month, we celebrated the opening of our new Automattic office space in SOMA. It turned out to be a pretty fantastic party. See if you can spot the point where we ran out of cups.

Here are the stats for March (with no April fooling):

  • 389,819 blogs were created.
  • 423,744 new users joined.
  • 5,302,257 file uploads.
  • 2,993 gigabytes of new files.
  • 827 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
  • 8,870,409 comments.
  • 7,383,209 logins.
  • 1,191,390,256 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,118,107,804 on self-hosted blogs (2,309,498,060 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
  • 1,111,892 active blogs and 21,014,074 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
  • 1,456,062,555 words.

Plus:

Egypt hosted its first-ever WordCamp on March 28. (Coming up in April: WordCamp China, WordCamp Hong Kong, WordCamp NOLA, WordCamp Tokyo, and WordCamp Reno-Tahoe.)

Sonin.mn, a daily digest of Mongolian top newspapers, joined WordPress.com VIP.

BuddyPress.org relaunched, built from the ground up using WordPress MU and BuddyPress.


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  1. cello85

    That is fantastic, you guys are really going above and beyond. Congrats on all the success!

  2. Tom

    Great work guys. The P2 theme is fantastic, best yet infact. Thank you for making such a great platform.

  3. Vikas Gupta

    Thank you! I have about 10 blogs about half of which were created in March!

  4. antalia

    greetings to wordpress team ^_^

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  6. Jennifer

    Matt-no mention of the new twitter widget? That was worth a whole month of awesomeness all by itself. :)

  7. Wacky Flip8

    Yes. March was a nice month, don’t you think? And WOW that’s a lot of stats!

  8. Maggie

    Great job you guys, keep it up. Hey you forgot to mention the twitter widget.
    Cheers,
    Maggie

  9. Zaeriuraschi 11098

    :o Whoa!! That’s awesome!! :mrgreen: I wish I had an iPhone…

  10. Américo Tavares

    Please let us have a Tarski Theme with black text!

  11. chloë

    bring on a daily archieve widget :):)

  12. Andrew

    Thanks for all your hard work, guys.

  13. troy

    “1,111,892 active blogs and 21,014,074 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.”

    …but what does “human” mean ;)

  14. Kevin

    The numbers are kind of mind boggling..

  15. 7kittens

    Nice stats.

  16. abbazsmakl

    keep up the great work WP!!!!

  17. trollboy

    I’m guessing the cups ran out right around where the bartender is pouring liquor directly into that guys mouth. Am I close?

  18. katyallgeyer

    I launched my blog in March and you guys just kept making it better and better–the twitter widget rocks!

  19. Fran

    greats numbers!.
    congratulations

  20. braveboy124

    Yea Awesome! My Blog Has Like 13,356 Hits! And It Keeps Going Up!

  21. mostafa farghaly

    WordPress you rock !
    we all behind you and appereciate all your efforts .

  22. Staples Soccer

    I developed my first two blogs this month. The learning curve was easier than I expected, and the results have been more than worth it. I can’t even imagine where I’ll be a month from now. THANKS for all you do!

  23. Rizal

    yeah, you forgot to mention the twitter widget.
    that is really awesome widget.

  24. Kalyan Banerjee

    Awesome Stats – Congrats. Any word on WordCamp India?

  25. Havok

    ….I have a WordPress obsession. I love you guys! :D

  26. navedz

    another impressive month! we look forward to quite more new features and updates from team wordpress!! :)

  27. Nibu Thomas

    Thx for the twitter widget.

  28. mmopuk

    Great stats! Love you guys WordPress!

    ~iMmopuk~

  29. CP309 a.k.a Pclhelp 2

    Nice!Is this the next best blogging system?

  30. abdullahhhh

    Wow! WordPress is going up the ceiling! How much money did you gain?

  31. sensetreva

    wow!

  32. علي الخضير

    We Love WordPress ,,

  33. nickie wang

    Thanks for working hard continuously…You’re such a big help!

  34. Kevin "The Happy Snapper"

    As a blogger who just recently moved over here all I want to say is thanks, it is really great over here in WordPress land.

  35. Brenda Nepomuceno

    That’s great, though not surprising. WordPress is the best place to create a blog from all over the web! ;D

  36. eideard

    Simply irresistible. Just try to keep track of which time zone you’re in. :)

  37. Moses

    impressive indeed! :)

  38. Maurício Baccarin

    Spectacular!!! Congrats and Thanks!

  39. programmervb

    great work

  40. iamryanm

    WordPress Rocks!

    (back to cubing…)

  41. popculturenerd

    Thank you and congrats on the continuing awesomeness! I’m ready for another new theme!

  42. flyingcatz

    wow…cool…
    hip2 for wordpress…

  43. vomitspit

    I am impressed.
    wow, that’s all I can say :) keep it up wordpressers :)

  44. reneaaj

    well looks like wordpress is getting somewhere I’m one of those people who just joined so yeah.

  45. GuRpS

    we are all doing great!!! ;-p

  46. ronakorn

    Keep it up WordPress! Loving this!

  47. tedconley

    Awesome month. Thanks for the Twitter widget and great themes!

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  49. yanguang

    More stuff is always great. Kudos to the addition of the Twitter widget.

  50. dieyou

    love wordpress :D nice simple but its Great!!

  51. AKHMAD SUDRAJAT

    Excellent, but I want more and more…

  52. iheartfilm

    I must say that I’m quite happy I chose WordPress.

  53. mvariawa

    It’s a great job. you are doing well for all Gujarati.

  54. joelemmanuel

    As usual, great job, WordPress! I am so loving every features that you release. Keep it up!

  55. Eric Ethridge

    That is totally awesome. Thanks for the hard work guys.

  56. teamalex

    We are glad to have wordpress it has became very useful in our search for a woman who is missing from our local area. Keep up the great work and thank you for making a great site!

  57. external95

    wordpress ftw.
    neater, cleaner, looks more professional than blogger.
    i dont regret making the switch from blogger to wordpress!
    thumbs up wordpress. keep it up!

  58. Margaret

    Again, it looks like good things from good people. It’s beyond my present needs and understanding, and yet, I’m glad you’re meeting the needs of those much more technically inclined. Congratulations!

  59. cuteminilicious

    Keep it up wordpress! :)

  60. zanman720

    What about March Madness? You cant forget march madness, that is the funest thing to watch during…well, march.

  61. maryrucker

    I’m havin fun

  62. conservative09

    Great job!

  63. bayruz18

    wow!!!

    this is great :D

    keep up the good work :D

  64. yudithea

    go freedom guys…..!!!

  65. Kartik Mistry

    I liked ‘active’ blog statistics in this month’s wrap-up!

  66. yuliyanto

    Great!

  67. icsouza

    I love wordpress.com. As a blogger I can serve so many readers. I really do appreciate the hard work that you are putting for the youth of today. Keep it up!

  68. Andi Enns

    It would be awesome if the wrap-up also profiled the 5 or 10 most popular posts or blogs of the month. =]

  69. konstantinby

    Very very nice!

  70. upinvermont

    Switching from Blogger to WordPress… wish I had been that smart about Stocks & Real Estate. I’d be a millionaire.

  71. seagirlx

    I am having SO MUCH FUN blogging with WordPress! Thank you for all you do for us!

  72. Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

    Great job. Just launched mine ten days ago and it has had a huge impact.

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  74. Yi

    Great month with good additions, especially the twitter widget.
    Looking forward to new features for April. For example, new themes, new widgets, maybe allow ads?

    Thanks for the good work.

  75. Asad Ali

    Very well done….!
    Keep it up..!

  76. jrofop

    Hey congrats! And thanks for letting me hop-aboard!

  77. Israel

    May I try it? Will I have fun with it? :P
    May God bless you guys for your intelligence…

  78. lautarocamp

    buen trabajo

  79. bingorabbit

    WordCamp Egypt was just AWESOME, it was really great to have you here in Egypt, and we will really be glad to have you in the next year, in WordCamp Egypt 2010 :)

  80. abednegolubis

    i just build my blog…and its really great
    thanks for all and don’t forget to visit my blog

  81. nachoenjuto

    Need to improve performance for photo galeries!
    It is so slow to manage pictures..
    thanks!

  82. khabereri

    Still learning the ropes on blogging and all, but I must say, WordPress is wonderful.

  83. rossie0heart

    awesome
    keep up the good work :)

  84. gleasonjim

    Congrats on yet another amazing month! I tried blogging several times in years past, but never kept it up. You lured me back in when I discovered the guy recounting his daily career doing eye recoveries for cornea transplants and decided to give it yet another go using WordPress. Its been many months now and I’m still keeping it up, thanks to your ease of use and full featured technologies. You really have created a home for the world to share and I join so many others in thanking you for that.

  85. bootingskoblog

    The power of WP

  86. drummerboy11

    It was a good month right!

  87. Ken

    i m avid fan of wordpress and enjoy a every minute of using it ..
    i m grateful to a frnd who referred wordpress to me.. otherwise i wld have landed with another google product.. after seeing wordpress i kind of hate blogger.

    nonetheless.. all the very best to wordpress team.. u guys r rockin.. and doing fantastic job …

  88. eschild

    Now you just gotta get the P2 theme up in the theme directory for those of us who host our own blogs. >_>

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  90. Matheus Alonso

    Pretty cool!

  91. Nolan

    wow good stats once again for wordpress I made a blog last February and the stats were good then too

  92. draabe

    So glad to hear about the iPhone app. That will be very helpful!

  93. carnetofcambridge

    Thanks for the easy add to this.
    very well done site.

  94. swatch

    Well you got my vote – I am enjoying this experience

  95. webconic

    I have made a blog this march new to this but still learning as for the stats are concerned congrats and keep up the good work.

  96. indiapolitics2009

    wow good stats once again for wordpress I made a blog last February and the stats were good then too

  97. delphawi

    Congratulations , this is a fantastic work .

  98. sangkutboys

    waw…. that’s amazing…..
    I love WP….. muaaaaaaaaaaaaach….

  99. mysjostrom

    I’m new here, don’t know much ’bout this. But I think it’s great!

    I’m from Sweden and want friends from different countries. Please visit my blog and make a comment.

  100. phenomics

    Congrats … didn’t know that WordPress have so much traffic in such a little time :-) Keep doin’ !

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