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.
Feb 4th at 1:36 am
Wooowww… nice stats Matt.. WP rocksss….
Feb 4th at 1:45 am
Matt… i don´t know if u know but… WordPress RLZ !
Feb 4th at 2:03 am
“More themes on the way” It’s a good news Matt!
Feb 4th at 2:11 am
Feb 4th at 2:11 am
WordpressTV has launched….
Feb 4th at 3:00 am
Congrats, on surpassing the two billion pageviews. That’s awesome!
Feb 4th at 3:20 am
whoo-hoo! congratulations! go WordPress! can’t wait to see more themes!
Feb 4th at 4:04 am
Its great as always…
Feb 4th at 4:05 am
WOW, awesome stats! Keep up the great work!
Feb 4th at 4:07 am
Bravo, Matt. Keep on rockin’ in the Free World.
Feb 4th at 4:22 am
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.
Feb 4th at 4:36 am
Hey my favorite! the Wrap up. Just in time. Thanks!
Feb 4th at 6:07 am
Can’t wait for the more themes part! Numbers look good too! =D
Feb 4th at 6:10 am
More power to WordPress
Feb 4th at 6:35 am
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.
Feb 4th at 6:36 am
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!
Feb 4th at 7:03 am
Thanks for sharing the stats.
Feb 4th at 8:25 am
Cheers to wordpress team
Feb 4th at 8:32 am
Feb 4th at 9:33 am
i’m really looking forward to new themes, when will they be here(?)
Feb 4th at 10:48 am
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
Feb 4th at 10:53 am
Impressive statistics! Why am I not surprised that WordPress is so popular?
Feb 4th at 11:39 am
Wow, the import from LJ number is pretty impressive! Here’s to a great February!
Feb 4th at 12:28 pm
success for WP on now and future
Feb 4th at 1:13 pm
Feb 4th at 1:14 pm
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.
Feb 4th at 1:16 pm
congratulations,guys!!!!! and thanks for all your dope services
Feb 4th at 1:19 pm
Feb 4th at 2:02 pm
Awesome!! Time flies by real fast and we are onto Feb in 2009 now!! : )
Feb 4th at 2:03 pm
WOW! Those are big numbers!
Feb 4th at 2:17 pm
Feb 4th at 2:19 pm
hail WP. Great going guys…
Feb 4th at 4:07 pm
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!!!
Feb 4th at 4:14 pm
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?)
Feb 4th at 4:23 pm
Awesome, these stats get better and better!
Feb 4th at 4:35 pm
I just switched from blogger to wordpress. The move was a piece of cake, and I love wordpress!
Feb 4th at 4:45 pm
Feb 4th at 4:57 pm
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!
Feb 4th at 5:43 pm
Congratulations and hope to have a great 2009
Feb 4th at 6:32 pm
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!
Feb 4th at 6:55 pm
Feb 4th at 7:54 pm
Thanks for information. I am looking forward to see the next WordPress themes here.
Feb 4th at 8:22 pm
Feb 4th at 9:30 pm
Feb 4th at 10:06 pm
2 billion page views… at 1 second per page that’s over 60 years worth of viewing!
Feb 4th at 10:19 pm
Cool :)… That rocks.
Feb 4th at 10:38 pm
Looking forward to more themes!!!
Feb 4th at 10:52 pm
Thanks for the wrap up, and look forward to hearing more milestones and continuous succcesses.
Feb 5th at 12:05 am
that is amazing!
Feb 5th at 12:20 am
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~
Feb 5th at 12:49 am
Wow… WP is the best!
Feb 5th at 12:56 am
As one of those who joined in 2008 (late in 2008) I’m glad to be part of this.
Feb 5th at 1:04 am
Wow! Great job WordPress!
Feb 5th at 3:14 am
Congratulations, Matt. Great Job!
Feb 5th at 4:15 am
Wonderful WordPress.com. It is amazing to have such a gamut of blogs. Let the world become a ‘global village’!…
Feb 5th at 4:16 am
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.
Feb 5th at 6:09 am
WordPress seriously rocks.
Feb 5th at 6:15 am
Yeah, really. Great work, WordPress! Thanks from here, too, on a tremendously classy service.
Feb 5th at 10:58 am
Great Stats man
Feb 5th at 2:58 pm
stats of the blogs imported from LiveJournal!
wow! that is the coolest thing
Feb 5th at 4:01 pm
wow amazing, matt
Feb 5th at 4:20 pm
Feb 5th at 4:21 pm
Amazing info, cool
Feb 5th at 6:06 pm
massa ! cool! bravo ! \o/ \o/ \m/………;-)
Feb 5th at 8:56 pm
Grats WP! more high power!
Feb 5th at 8:57 pm
Great!! This speaks volumes for WP
Feb 5th at 10:48 pm
I never heard of a terabyte. That must be a big # Then.
Feb 6th at 12:41 am
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.
Feb 6th at 2:51 am
Great ! …
Feb 6th at 4:06 am
Nice work. Worth a look.
Feb 6th at 4:52 am
wow … so many comments … !! Nice One wordpress
Feb 6th at 12:18 pm
Am just about to delete my ‘proper’ website as wordpress has proved rather good…
Feb 6th at 12:48 pm
Feb 6th at 12:50 pm
Good Good !
Feb 6th at 5:02 pm
Feb 6th at 5:06 pm
so addicted to the stats..
Feb 6th at 6:42 pm
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….
Feb 6th at 6:43 pm
Awesome! That’s amazing!
Feb 6th at 9:46 pm
Feb 7th at 1:44 am
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?
Feb 7th at 1:46 am
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.
Feb 7th at 4:20 am
Fine It would be nice to have some more new themes on WP (with custom header).
Feb 7th at 4:42 am
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.
Feb 7th at 9:22 am
New here…and I love it!
Feb 7th at 12:35 pm
easy to use,some lame options though,free of charge,great!
Feb 7th at 1:00 pm
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?
Feb 7th at 2:51 pm
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.
Feb 7th at 3:10 pm
dats nice man…
Feb 7th at 4:44 pm
1 billion pageviews in a month!
Feb 7th at 8:07 pm
Woah. 553 Terabytes.
That, is huge.
Feb 7th at 11:37 pm
You are the best! … Thank you
Feb 8th at 6:49 am
Still wait wordpress new feature enable, like comment paging.