WordPress.com in 2016: A Year in Review
To those of you who’ve made 2016 special: thank you.
It’s been a year of highs and lows, but one thing is certain: all of us at WordPress.com’s parent company Automattic are proud of what this community has accomplished in the past year. Your work is supported by a company of more than 500 people in over 50 countries, dedicated to democratizing publishing. We hope we’ve helped to bring your ideas, your creativity, and your businesses to life on the web.
To celebrate 2016, we’re excited to share our Automattic Year in Review — where you’ll find stats and fun facts about all of our work over the past year for WordPress.com, as well as WooCommerce, WordPress.com VIP, Jetpack, .blog, and more.
Spoiler alert: WordPress.com users published more than 595 million (!) posts and more than 457 million (!) comments in 2016. That’s pretty incredible, so pat yourselves on the back.
We’re also thrilled to put the spotlight on just a few WordPress.com success stories from the past year — including writers like Stephanie Land and Tiffany Martinez, and publishers like People.com and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Thanks to all of you for making WordPress.com such a special community. Check out the Automattic Year in Review — and see you in 2017!
Without WordPress I probably wouldn’t do what I love: Mainly review and discuss music 🙂
And with WordPress, I’ve come much farther than I ever would have thought, getting regular promo materials from different record companies and interviewing artists I love and enjoy..
To be able to share my view on certain music is very important to me, so thank you for another good year WordPress!
All of your efforts are fully appreciated. You are without question the best blogging platform on the planet bar none. I have one simple complaint, I have written more than million words on my blog and never a place on Freshly Pressed. But I don’t mind. Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
My years with WP have taught me a lot about the web and increased my skills base. Along with feeling I’m amongst a friendly family that supports my meagre efforts. 2016 has been an up and down year for a lot of us. Lets get cracking in 2017 — Time to be seen (my motto for the year). Thanks WordPress. 💋👌🌟
I am a nobody who just says what’s on my mind on any given day. Yet, I have 30 followers after just 6 months who care to read what I have to say. That’s not many, but it is multiple readers on every continent except South America and Antarctica (which hardly counts). I value every one of them. And they would never read, I ever reach them, without WordPress. Thank you for everything.
You guys might think your doing great but I as a small business owner trying to get noticed find you site impossible to usr. I write articles expecting to have them come uo in the order written or want to.move articles from one podition to another and can’t.
I’ve searched the internet fir help to no avail countless times.
You should have a team that someone could call to have a web savy person walk someone through the process or a video on these topics. I fir one would pay more for a service like that and be more inclined to write.
As a blogger celebrating my 11 months anniversary, I’m so proud to form part of the amazing wordpress community. It has given me a lot- love, support, friends, inspiration; moreso this platform is very encouraging. I wish everyone here a jolly season and all the best for 2017. May WordPress continue to grow!
Thank you WordPress. I so much enjoy blogging using the WordPress.com platform. It provides me with an incredible creative outlet and information resource, not to mention that it’s fun, easy, and makes my work look good. I had no idea I would make such wonderful connections with fellow blogger. Happy holidays and best to you all in 2017!
Great year, Dear WordPress Team!Hats off to you for making WordPress unique and unbeatable! Support Team- very helpful… Technology – growing simpler for better output… I am in the seventh decade of life. I remember the days years back when I couldn’t write in Gujarati on a Blog. WordPress Team! u made Blogging coursing thru my veins ! Big Salute!
I have a client who is looking for people who LOVE working with WordPress (in all its diverse elements) and who have made a successful (a little/semi/very/ultra successful) website which you use to generate an income.
He would like to create a podcast and get the word out about your specific jounrey using WordPress.
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Thanks everyone 🙂