Sorry for this being the latest wrap-up ever.
May was a fun month for us. We rolled out a ton of new features: the ability to add YouTube videos and polls to comments, stats in your time zone, the VideoPress upgrade (with HD!), post by email, new stats charts, comment search, improved comment reply by email, and VideoPress.com.
May was also the month for our largest-ever WordCamp San Francisco. Mission Bay Conference Center was a packed house, but (amazingly) everything ran on schedule, and nothing went wrong! A round of applause is due to our sponsors, speakers, and everyone who attended for helping to make WordCamp such a smooth success. Thanks for making it all possible.
For post-event coverage of WordCamp, check out the updated site for WordCamp San Francisco 2009.
And now, the stats for May:
- 387,416 blogs were created.
- 411,704 new users joined.
- 5,504,742 file uploads.
- 3,333 gigabytes of new files.
- 826 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
- 8,625,931 comments.
- 6,914,546 logins.
- 1,243,177,638 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,207,143,849 on self-hosted blogs (2,450,321,487 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
- 2,105,723 active blogs where “active” means they got a human visitor.
- 1,728,890,160 words.
There were 12,123 post-by-email posts since the release of that feature on May 12.
Video uploads are on the rise after the release of the VideoPress upgrade: 5,587.
WordCamp San Francisco had 739 pre-event registrations (a huge jump from 427 last year), and 789 actual attendees from 32 countries — plus 15 speakers, six sponsors, and lots of volunteers.