Howdy! — or should I say “g’day, mate!” since I’m in Sydney for WordCamp Australia? November was a fun month, and the final month of development for WordPress 2.7 — coming very soon. It’s been an exciting process, and we think you’ll become a big fan of the changes that you’ll see in your dashboards.
Here are the stats from November:
- 315,405 blogs were created.
- 334,578 new users joined.
- 3,896,520 file uploads.
- 1930.90 gigabytes of new files.
- 562 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
- 8,072,704 comments.
- 6,567,942 logins.
- 994,340,222 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 777,087,121 on self-hosted blogs (1,771,427,343 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
- 1,463,666 active blogs and 17,433,783 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
- 1,083,163,397 words.
Mobile posts are on the rise: you made 44,265 posts to WordPress from a mobile device in November — up from 35,016 the month before.
You’ve been checking out WordPress blogs through the LinkedIn app: 1,169,596 views were generated by links from your LinkedIn profiles and homepages this month.
Some of you wrote your first opus and posted it to your blog during National Novel Writing Month. Congrats!
- Dec 2, 2008 @ 12:25 am
Dec 2nd at 4:55 am
Wordcamp will be held in Indonesia!!!!
Dec 2nd at 5:04 am
Wow…Wordpress keeps on growing. Thanks for your tremendous effort!
Dec 2nd at 5:15 am
Always getting bigger,huh? Means there’re bigger chances for everyone, I feel lucky by joining WordPress.
Dec 2nd at 5:34 am
Go down under!!! (Australia)
Dec 2nd at 7:43 am
Great to see so many wordcamps reaching different parts of the world. I actually live in Australia so how about that. I’m glad to hear the 2.7 will be coming out soon! Thanks for the great service
Dec 2nd at 8:13 am
G’day Matt, from Adelaide. Hope your enjoying your Aussie vacation!
Dec 2nd at 8:53 am
Well what do you say.. Keep it up Mate
Dec 2nd at 9:18 am
now that is a lot of words, posts, new users… wordpress is the best!!
Dec 2nd at 9:38 am
How come every month there are so many blogs created? Haha. Wonder what is the average lifespan of each blog? (by lifespan I mean the average maintaining days/weeks/years where the “admin” actually still visits his/her blog)
Anyway, I’ve been waiting for these. Just looking at those numbers and.. man.. Congrats, GJ WP! ;P
Dec 2nd at 10:22 am
Very impressive. Congrats and all the best.
Dec 2nd at 10:27 am
Welcome to my city!
Dec 2nd at 11:07 am
I’m thrilled with WordPress since moving here. Thanks everyone.
Dec 2nd at 12:49 pm
Australians are actually more likely to say, “Sup?” than “G’day, mate.” It’s part of the trade off that we make in return for iPods and the secret recipe for how to make hamburgers.
Dec 2nd at 1:39 pm
Just a tiny 5,659,778 pageviews short of 1B mark.
Let’s beat this 1B mark again by Christmas!
We did it in October already!
Dec 2nd at 2:47 pm
WOW! THATS A LOT!
Dec 2nd at 3:29 pm
hello the stats are impressive ,hope 2 start bloggin very soon.-ifenna
Dec 2nd at 3:33 pm
WOW! The amount of data transferred keeps going up every month!!
Dec 2nd at 4:52 pm
growing growing growing… good to see this place is still keeping strong with lots of momentum….i’m always sure to promote wordpress as the “BEST” blog/informational site out there…
Dec 2nd at 4:55 pm
Dec 2nd at 5:01 pm
Congrats, Matt. I still consider myself a cyber-neophyte, but learning as I go.
Yours is probably the most user friendly, elegant sites I’ve encountered in the last five years.
Look forward to many more.
Cheers, and watch out for those Koalas – they’re not as cuddly as they look!
Dec 2nd at 5:11 pm
Hi Matt! How are you? I’m Thel from Davao City, Philippines. I’ve been using wordpress for such a time now. Hope to see you soon here in Davao.
Dec 2nd at 5:14 pm
Wow!..Proud to be part of those stats!
Dec 2nd at 5:18 pm
Thanks, WordPress Team, for your work this November!
Dec 2nd at 8:43 pm
Yay! I’m so happy I’m part of the “new users joined” stats!
Dec 2nd at 9:39 pm
Dec 2nd at 9:43 pm
Thank you for an awesome opportunity to voice our ideas and dreams on a worldwide medium.
Let me know when you will have a WordPress event in New Zealand.
Dec 2nd at 10:12 pm
WordPress 2.7 will be Great! i seriousley can’t wait.
Dec 3rd at 12:18 am
Dec 3rd at 12:41 am
Like everyone else I can’t wait for 2.7 … lots of people gonna appreciate it!
Dec 3rd at 3:27 am
Wow that’s a lot of stats!
Dec 3rd at 4:26 am
Wow, these numbers… ever felt insignificant? Nope? Time to start just right now :o)
Dec 3rd at 5:50 am
the stats are great
Dec 3rd at 8:03 am
Can you publish those numbers for whole 2008? Month by month? I will be writing book about blogs next year and graph(s) from those numbers will be nice addition
Dec 3rd at 10:12 am
thats great still waiting for WP 2.7………
Dec 3rd at 11:39 am
Wordcamp will be held in Indonesia
great november! congratulations
Dec 3rd at 3:05 pm
Great November, December will be even better!
Dec 3rd at 6:20 pm
WHOA! Good Job! [:
Dec 3rd at 8:20 pm
I’m liking wordpress much,but I’m being spammed like crazy from strange certificates?
Can something be done about it?
Dec 3rd at 11:50 pm
Dec 4th at 12:06 am
Congratulations!!! …Desde Sonora, Mexico
Dec 4th at 2:09 am
# 562 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
Dec 4th at 7:21 am
Sounds Good !!
Dec 4th at 2:18 pm
WOW! THATS A LOT!
Dec 4th at 5:14 pm
Great Nov.wrap-up! expecting more this month also.
Congrats………Ka Na Kalyan
Dec 4th at 5:47 pm
looking forward to blavatar stats in Dec wrap up!
Dec 4th at 10:11 pm
Very cool! I’m glad I’m one of the November stats…
Dec 5th at 12:41 am
What big numbers!
Dec 5th at 12:52 am
what about a Scottish Wordcamp?
Count me in..(if it’s not too techy)
Dec 5th at 3:08 am
Wow i like the new dashboard
Dec 5th at 3:18 am
Sort of like looking at a 747 cockpit at first, but then I found screen options. Very sweet!!
Dec 5th at 3:44 am
Is there a way to change the dashboard back? I hate it so much and it has been frustrating me for hours!
Dec 5th at 11:05 am
Bloody cool statistics, mate!
Dec 5th at 11:53 am
woahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and yeah, us Aussies are more likely to say “sup” than “g’day mate”. And now that I’ve ruined my stereotype for today, I’ve gotta go fix my tractor or else I’ll have to ride me kangaroo to work again tomorrow.
Dec 5th at 8:32 pm
Love the new upgrade! Glad I made the switch to wordpress.com!
Dec 6th at 12:37 am
Having just mastered WordPress enough to launch my blog and just got used to the old dashboard, the changes when I logged in this morning really threw me. Embracing change isn’t always easy but better than the alternative so I’ll WordPress on!
Dec 6th at 3:04 am
Great! Just started new blog. Still learning. All the best to WordPress and thank you.
Dec 6th at 4:26 am
wanna try wp 2.7 soon =P I saw it today on my uncle’s blog, looks sweet.
Dec 6th at 4:27 am
btw I always recommend to those “other kinds of blog” users to migrate to wp, like wendy said, let’s wp on!
Dec 6th at 5:30 am
I finally learned how to make WordPress work for me – and boom:
I can’t read the editing page – the new format is too narrow for
me to work intelligibly
Suddenly photos don’t upload any more.
Why do you spring this stuff on us.
Give us the option to use what we know.
All change is not always progress.
Too much change just messes up the fixes we have learned
how to use.
Why can’t we edit the layout of the Page names in the header
Dec 6th at 5:46 am
Dec 6th at 9:44 am
Wow ! Great !
Dec 6th at 10:07 am
Damn! Only read about the Sydney conference now. So close yet still so far.
Hope the next one down under is in Melbourne!
Doin’ what we can to improve those stats!
Now have to start using my new iPhone to up those mobile pressing stats
Dec 6th at 1:26 pm
Oh, I forgot the TABS
I used to work in the editor and check back the previous result
by using a tab
now there are no more tabs (WordPress is still set for tabs).
I could fix a couple of things and then check back for the
next couple – and so do 8 or 9 things before the time consuming
SAVE (now UPDATE).
No I an only do one or two – if I can see the editing page
without 5 or 6 more clicks to make it visible at all.’
(ONE column visible is MUCH too NARROW.)
Not all of us are as YOUNG as YOU. Our memories don’t
work so well.
I know it’s impossible to put yourself in our place.
Dec 6th at 1:51 pm
i love wordpress ever since i found this… but one thing i cant do is how to put music in my blog? i tried to put the music codes but nothin happen in short not working … by the way am only free subscriber on this… hoping me that theres someone teach me how to put music on my blog.
wordpress is best.
Dec 6th at 4:22 pm
Thanks for restoring the Tabs.
Now if we could make the right hand Publish column narrower
(It doesn’t really need width)
and the edit workspace wider
ALL WOULD BE WELL
Dec 6th at 5:52 pm
Wow! Amazing Stats.
I’m new to wordpress. I should have been here a long time before!
Dec 7th at 3:46 am
i am a new joiniee ,very comfortable.
Dec 7th at 7:58 am
oh good news for us thanks for porviding spece.
Dec 7th at 1:44 pm
Impressive… most impressive…
Congrats, and may the Force be with you, hehehe…
Dec 7th at 6:34 pm
Just too good. XD
Dec 9th at 11:31 am
Only correct that WordCamp Spain will be celebrated on Saturday 20th December at Citilab de Cornellà.
The entrance will be free and there will be a lot of surprises!!!