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.
- Jun 15, 2009 @ 2:50 am
Jun 15th at 7:15 am
As ever a round of applause to WordPress for all that it has achieved and enabled others to achieve.
The opening heading – “Sorry for this being the latest wrap-up ever.” has me both puzzled and a little concerned. The wrap ups are a nice way of catching up with what has gone before – why are they stopping and is something replacing them?
Jun 15th at 8:47 am
Growin…..Growin… Growing……Keep it UP..!
Jun 15th at 9:59 am
Jun 15th at 11:23 am
And june promisses to be great also with the release of WP 2.8…
Jun 15th at 11:45 am
I got tired just reading all of that! May was a busy month for everyone. Thank you for all that you do!
Jun 15th at 12:36 pm
Jun 15th at 12:53 pm
I have seen and profited from most of these awesome updates, plugs and improvements. I still want to try a poll in the comments…
Jun 15th at 2:04 pm
Wow May looks like it was fantastic – thanks for working hard and bringing in a lot of new features! WordPress is only getting better from here
Jun 15th at 4:34 pm
Jun 15th at 5:21 pm
You guys ROCK way beyond even the best Led Zeppelin concert ever!!! I was not gifted with techno-savy. Even crashed a computer a few years ago trying to build a website. Disaster on all levels. A friend guided me to wordpress a few months ago (yes…..even with the ease you gift us with it’s taken me that long to get set up!) and I could not be more grateful!
Much, Much Bliss and Success to You All!
Jun 15th at 5:28 pm
I’m only one of the 411,704 new users joined and own 2 of the 387,416 blogs who were created in may… I must say, wordpress rocks it!
thnx a mill
Jun 15th at 6:12 pm
Yep it was a cool month!
Jun 15th at 6:17 pm
great!! you did great in this month!
Jun 15th at 7:05 pm
As always, the stats are amazing! I’ve been on WordPress since November, and I think that May was the best month yet.
Jun 15th at 7:34 pm
I’m excited about all the great stuff in May, don’t get me wrong. But it’s a little late to find out about WordCampRDU that happened last Friday
Jun 15th at 7:37 pm
Very pleased with WordPress
Jun 15th at 8:56 pm
2.1 million active blogs… wow.
Jun 15th at 9:04 pm
That there is a whole lot of views great job wordpress
Jun 15th at 9:40 pm
Busy month. So much going on, I totally missed the videopress.com anouncement!
Jun 15th at 9:51 pm
great things…. WordPress is fantastico!
Jun 15th at 10:49 pm
Hope you won’t be late for June’s wrap-up!
Jun 15th at 11:58 pm
amazing, love to be at the camp next year. Keep up the fantastic work and i think that i can speak for a large portion of all wordpress users..”Thank you so much”
Jun 16th at 4:06 am
Go WordPress . Btw, Thanks for improving the widget part in wp 2.8, because I always lost my setting everytime de-active text widget in wp2.7.
Jun 16th at 4:49 am
Mine was one of the new blogs.
Thank you for providing such an excellent service.
Jun 16th at 5:49 am
Jun 16th at 5:59 am
That is a lot of blogers! I’ve just started to make my blog and I thought you might want a look at it. I am really surprised about the people who logged in!
Jun 16th at 11:21 am
Good work. Viva WordPress!
Jun 16th at 3:12 pm
wow!! great stats
8,625,931 comments ??? ohh my
Jun 16th at 4:31 pm
Keep it comin!
Jun 16th at 8:24 pm
Thanks for everything you do — I started my blog in April and have been really enjoying the experience. WordPress.com has made it fun for me, and easy to concentrate on content rather than technical issues. I am very grateful for this free and accessible forum!
Jun 16th at 9:38 pm
So many numbers, so little time.
Jun 16th at 10:24 pm
amazing amounts.. Bless wordpress datacenters ;D (and it`s team too )
Jun 16th at 11:20 pm
amazing digits wordpress is (very) growing day by day thanks for this great blogging service…
Jun 17th at 4:19 am
I was one of the new users, new blogs in May. I’m very happy to be here as overall it seems to work better than blogger where, like many I guess, I started my first blog. Thanks for all your hard work.
Jun 17th at 7:41 am
Congratulations for this. I has been invited so many friends to join with us. I show the quality of wordpress, usability, and as good to participate of this comunity.
Jun 17th at 9:01 pm
Before using wordpress I was just dreaming to start like this. WordPress doing a great job and its figures shows how famours and rapidly becoming number 1 choice for not only blogers but it becoming as CMS as well.
Well done WORDPRESS and keep it up.
Jun 18th at 5:05 am
Jun 18th at 9:18 am
May has brought a world of cheer, in the zone of economy, in the prism of seasons, and in the composition of wordpress. The platform, for liberal opinion and expression of thoughts, is growing in a stupendous speed.
Keep it up.
Jun 18th at 12:27 pm
Jun 18th at 1:13 pm
Wow! The stats are quite impressive. I thoroughly enjoy my experience blogging with WordPress and have found many of the blogs that I have read to be quite entertaining.
Jun 18th at 7:22 pm
I don’t understand why there won’t be any more wrap-ups, or why you’re sorry. Is WordPress going out of existence?
Jun 18th at 8:57 pm
awesome work guys!
Jun 19th at 5:33 am
Jun 19th at 6:35 am
Great job! Looking forward to more improvements; specifically themes
Cheers to the staff of WordPress & associated members.
Jun 19th at 12:02 pm
Jun 19th at 12:21 pm
Even though i moved to my own domain, i still use WordPress. Am so impressed by the countless widgets, themes, plugins and stuff that you guys provide.
Jun 19th at 12:24 pm
Great to see all these great new features. I am looking very forward to the MU merge!
Jun 19th at 2:22 pm
Thanks A Great Deal
Jun 19th at 2:47 pm
I echo Cello’s response. Those are amazing numbers. Great work and congratulations!
Jun 19th at 9:27 pm
Jun 20th at 12:32 am
That’s a lot of comments for one month!
Jun 20th at 1:05 am
nice good job and wonderful stats
Jun 20th at 6:13 am
I do think that your work is awesome too.
Jun 20th at 8:12 am
whoa.. that many..
Jun 20th at 10:02 am
Your hard work is very appreciated, and I know I speak for many WP bloggers. The choice to go with wordpress as a blogging platform was clear… and updates as you have listed proves that decision was correct.
Jun 20th at 5:26 pm
GREAT WORK ITS GOOD KNOW THINGS ARE CHANGING.
Jun 20th at 5:49 pm
I can’t believe it!
Jun 20th at 6:43 pm
Thank you for the great support, talent and artistry.
When it come to do a blog “there can be only one” WordPress
Jun 20th at 7:14 pm
great job guys!
i love you all
Jun 20th at 9:25 pm
greatness of wrap-up here it is!
Jun 20th at 10:55 pm
You guys must have a lot of server space
(Did I do that smiley right?)
Jun 21st at 6:03 am
Jun 21st at 9:45 am
ThankYou and keep up the good work. Pls do something about the spam. These days its on the rise.
Jun 21st at 12:11 pm
It sounds like you did some really useful upgrades this month! Woohoo!! Now, if I were a bit more computer literate, I may be able to take advantage of them! This granny has a hard enough time “up (or down?) loading” pictures, muchless trying to figure out video’s! (You tube scares me!) I do have fun writing blogs though, and it sounds “buck” to be able to post a blog from e-mail! I may have to investigate that feature some day!
Jun 21st at 12:43 pm
keep up the good work
Jun 21st at 2:45 pm
Really cool keep it up!
Jun 21st at 11:29 pm
Love the Site guys, great job!
Jun 22nd at 6:37 pm
all that work to compile wrap up stats…thanks for keeping up with the details. It is appreciated…now go and have some summer fun.
Jun 22nd at 7:43 pm
nice work guys …………………
Jun 22nd at 9:18 pm
You guys are great. The service is excellent. I am not an IT wiz but I am able to blog comfortably.
About a month ago I had at least 100 reasons to start a blog. Today I wonder what my live would be like without it. Some of my readers tell me how much they appreciate my posts…I could not reach them with my thoughts and insights if it was not for WordPress. My readers have also inspired and motivated me to write my first book. Wow!
I hope I will get a chance to attend one of your WordCamps one day.
Jun 23rd at 10:22 am
The stats are quite impressive. I thoroughly enjoy my experience blogging with Word Press and have found many of the blogs that I have read to be quite entertaining.
Jun 23rd at 11:14 am
Jun 23rd at 4:21 pm
Hi Matt thats some long comment but it was great
Jun 24th at 2:54 am
wow, it’s wonderfull….
Jun 24th at 8:08 am
Hey Just joined in and started posting.Look forward to be part of this huge community
Jun 24th at 1:22 pm
nice numbers! congrats on all the good work…but still no way to post blog posts to facebook
Jun 24th at 8:10 pm
Jun 24th at 11:35 pm
Post by e-mail is the best feature ever! Thank you so much for making life so easy! Now I can write a post anywhere on my phone and post it. Amazing!
Jun 25th at 4:23 pm
The thing is, as soon as a person find a provider as good as WordPress, millions other also find it. And then you become a star in the universe! billions and billions of stars out there! Unless I sell sex, or do the game thing or the celeb thing, a site is a site. Like mine, and a million more. We get the casual passerby click, somebody is surfing, and we get a click. And then the clicker see that the site he/she clicked does not do the things I have mentioned, and the clcker moves on. A bit like when I check some of the spammers I get on my site. You click, you see, you do not like, delete, and then you move on.
Jun 26th at 5:41 pm
My new website was one of the thousands created! I actually got more people on my web! Thank you for making this! Good work! You have really earned and deserved it! Nice stats! (:
Jun 27th at 3:13 am
Jun 27th at 4:35 am
Thanks for your hard work. I very glad that I joined wordpress.
Jun 27th at 7:13 am
well this is a relief, to know that this site is in fact a thriving blog provider.. becuae i just started and have no idea. (help this little guy OUT!) plz come to my blog and advise me. anyone
Jun 27th at 11:24 pm
Congratulations to you and wordpress.
Jun 28th at 12:27 am
Fantastic update, keep up the great work
Jun 28th at 4:07 am
You guys and girls are on the money!