Before we get to the stats, I should mention that at the top of my thankful-for list this Thanksgiving was our growing group of Automatticians. These are the folks who bring you the awesome features and improvements that you see here every month.
Last month we launched geolocation for profiles and posts, introduced a new P2, opened up our new translation platform, GlotPress, and launched email subscriptions. We also announced proofreading support in the HTML editor, rolled out some improvements to rssCloud, launched a video contest, and had a Black Friday sale on our upgrades.
Now to the stats:
- 509,048 blogs were created.
- 6,380,052 posts were published.
- 483,127 new users joined.
- 7,245,509 file uploads.
- 4,728 gigabytes of new files.
- 865 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
- 1,720,604 comments.
- 7,516,584 logins.
- 1,390,120,928 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,491,289,510 on self-hosted blogs (2,881,410,438 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
- 2,385,255 active blogs and 25,596,165 active posts, where “active” means they got a human visitor.
- 1,526,632,774 words.
There were more than 222 million unique visitors to WordPress.com in November, according to Quantcast.
The current top three languages on WordPress.com, excluding English, are Spanish (7.6%), Portuguese (4.6%), and Indonesian (4.5%).
We made speed improvements, UI enhancements, and added video library support to WordPress for BlackBerry.
WordCamp New York had a whopping 700+ attendees. Other WordCamps in November: WordCamp Phoenix, WordCamp Victoria, and WordCamp Bangkok.
Dec 8th at 3:19 pm
Those are some mind blog-o-ling numbers – Glad I can count my new blog among them!
Dec 8th at 3:20 pm
I love WordPress. It so useful for my work.
Thank for these news!
Ana – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Dec 8th at 3:49 pm
hey, be careful! As it seems there’s some snow
Dec 8th at 4:32 pm
6 million posts…wow
Dec 8th at 6:28 pm
Dec 8th at 6:48 pm
wow!! great stats!
Dec 8th at 7:00 pm
Impressive month. Do you guys take it easy in December or are more improvements on the way?
Dec 8th at 7:01 pm
Great to hear! Im also a newbie!
Dec 8th at 8:00 pm
Dec 8th at 8:09 pm
Nice, I especially love the stat saying that there were more blog posts than comments. So true, hardly anyone ever comments on my posts anyway.
Dec 8th at 8:21 pm
The number is great this time of the year i love it
Dec 8th at 8:30 pm
As a brand new blogger, I like what I see. So far so good – so easy!
Dec 8th at 9:12 pm
WordPress is definitely the best blogging platform by far.
Dec 8th at 9:45 pm
Very cool to see these numbers!
Dec 8th at 11:56 pm
Nice to see WordPress is growing in strength. The more the merrier!
Dec 9th at 2:33 am
Dec 9th at 2:46 am
Seeing all these figures, comes to my mind the famous song of Kansas music group called “Dust in the wind”.
Sooo many people in the world…
Dec 9th at 3:39 am
This has been a great experience for me, I have been blogging for 3 months now and the networking, growth and inspiration from committing to this has been phenominal. thank you. nadia
Dec 9th at 3:56 am
The stats look like numbers — each number is a real person with ideas and words to share… Thank you for all the improvements to meet so many needs.
Dec 9th at 4:40 am
That’s good! WordPress is the best!
Dec 9th at 6:58 am
amazing! happy holidays! and thanks again for the snow!
Dec 9th at 7:33 am
Nice one…look at that soaring stats, good job…
Dec 9th at 8:03 am
Wow! The stats are impressive!
Dec 9th at 8:07 am
hmm… Indonesia always include to the BIG three or five in da world.
Dec 9th at 11:03 am
Keep up the top work WordPress… you’re making my online experience even better! =]
Dec 9th at 1:50 pm
I love WordPress! Thank you!
Dec 9th at 2:05 pm
very very nice wordpress….keep up the good work guys!
Dec 9th at 4:03 pm
Congratulations! I just want to say since I joined I could not be happier. Yes, the world is sharing and thanks to the article in the Artist’s Magazine (January/February 2010) I found you! Keep up the great work. I know I am thankful for all that you do!
Dec 9th at 5:05 pm
Dec 9th at 10:30 pm
Cool stats! I’m proud to be wp-er
Dec 10th at 12:45 am
You guys rock! Thanks for the great service.
Dec 10th at 1:13 am
WordPress… you just keep me smiling!!
Dec 10th at 6:53 am
WordPress is awesome, you’re making a great experience for me…
Dec 10th at 6:55 am
A big yay for Portuguese being on the top #3 languages on WordPress! I contribute for that!
Dec 10th at 9:20 am
^0^ You guys are so cool!!!! WordPress,Great fun !!! I become a fan of this the first time i see it on the web:)
Dec 10th at 12:07 pm
WOW!!!!!Wordpress is a POPULAR site making website!I hope everyone makes a great site!;)
Dec 10th at 1:11 pm
Yay, Im inlcuded in this!
Dec 10th at 4:30 pm
That’s nice!!! Congratulations!!!
Dec 10th at 6:30 pm
Dec 10th at 10:46 pm
I don’t understand using WordPress yet
Dec 10th at 11:17 pm
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Am I ever glad I did. What great stats WordPress has!!! Keep up the good work.
Dec 11th at 12:31 am
Dec 11th at 1:37 am
Started 3 days ago and had 4 hits the 1st day and had 20 today. Added the subscribe button. And an app to help support the troops. I’m making progress…
Dec 11th at 2:33 am
Hi to all
I am just now getting to appreciate WP..
Got some “catching up” to work on.
Looks and feels good.
Dec 11th at 3:59 am
Congrats to all of us that make it happen, especially the staff for the new stuff, which I am using. I was glad to see the edit feature. You just keep making it easier. keep up the good work.
Dec 11th at 4:21 am
Thanks for all your hard work!
Have a Merry Christmas and get some rest!
Dec 11th at 4:27 am
Dec 11th at 8:38 am
woow..its great to hear My mother language (indonesian/bahasa) to become The current top three languages on WordPress.com
Dec 11th at 8:44 am
I don’t know about those numbers… can we get a recount?
Dec 11th at 10:16 am
Dec 11th at 12:50 pm
Dec 11th at 1:21 pm
Thank you for the wonderful resource.
I am sure that the seeming ease that prevails here – the result of hard work inspired people. I wish you continued success, development and prosperity to the joy of WordPress bloggers.
Dec 11th at 2:05 pm
Dec 11th at 6:19 pm
I wish Philippine would also have snow every Christmas…
Dec 12th at 12:05 am
I keep beating my chest out here that WordPress is simply the best…WordPressing is the way of life!
Dec 12th at 1:18 am
WP self installs are not counted !!
Dec 12th at 5:10 am
Dec 12th at 8:53 am
I’m already addicted to WordPress – and have only recently joined the world of blogging. You guys make it so easy, you’re all stars…have a safe and happy festive season.
Dec 12th at 3:03 pm
great work guys…easy to set up and fun themes to choose from.
Thank you for your work…keep up the creative genius that makes
your guys special
Dec 12th at 4:14 pm
Keep doing great jobs, WP team!
I’ve tried other blog engine before. Once i tried WP, i fall in love!
- Indonesia -
Dec 12th at 4:56 pm
just 2 words for WP –> “simply awesome” !!
Dec 12th at 5:59 pm
And now I’m a part of it!
Dec 12th at 9:23 pm
thanks many thanks
Dec 12th at 9:33 pm
I am happy to be part of WP, people get to see my work along with the places we go.
It`s also good to see what others do.
(Sorry Blogger, I just could not get on with you)
Dec 12th at 9:57 pm
Cool, this is my first blog, WP is really user friendly, Erik, Sweden
Dec 12th at 10:02 pm
Was thinking off .. for a while. Even have started once before. let me see how i will be consistent this time.
Dec 13th at 12:11 am
Just a suggestion, you should make the Twitter widget so that you can add your twitter lists to your site.
Dec 13th at 12:13 am
Dec 13th at 7:16 am
I love the snow!!!!
Dec 13th at 10:32 am
i am new to this …and loving it!!! thank you and to my girlfriend who has brought this to my attention
Dec 13th at 1:17 pm
imressive blog Dude …. but how to Add The” Subscribe Me ” Button To My Blog ???
Dec 14th at 5:28 am
You guys are absolutely PHENOMENAL…THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 14th at 7:21 am
Good Job! WordPress! Keep it going!
Dec 14th at 12:57 pm
And that’s why i chose wordpress.com. Good job. WordPress is the best!
Dec 15th at 2:32 am
That is awesome. Great job wordpress!
Dec 15th at 7:02 pm
I am so impressed with your accomplishments, now show me how to make my blog that successful.
Dec 15th at 7:41 pm
509,048 blogs and 865 terabytes? That’s awesome. I’m new to this blogging thing but very glad I chose WordPress.
Dec 15th at 9:51 pm
because i am using wordpress nhahhaa
Dec 15th at 10:44 pm
I’m one of the newbie statistics. In the short time I have been here I see why WordPress is so popular. Love the features and the fact we can make our blog truly unique and as individual as we all are. Great job on the creation and kudo’s on the stats.