WordPress now used by 50 million weblogs!!!

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WordPress just announced that they’ve crossed the 50 million threshold for blogs/site created and half of those are hosted on WordPress.com for free. I just read this from Mashable a few hours ago and since the Mashable article and this one, they’ve added 253,520 new sites. I don’t blame them because with WordPress, you have more control on what  happens and what not on your site and you can also use it to created different types of sites and not just for blogs.

Other interesting stats that they published is that over 285 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month and about 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments on an average day.

A little background:
WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. WordPress.org is the site where you can download and install a software script called WordPress that you install for your self-hosted site (blog). WordPress.com is a free web host using the WordPress software, similar to Blogger.com.

With this announcement, I wonder what will Blogger and Tumblr do to keep pace with WordPress? Probably release a software that we can also use for self-hosted site? What do you think?

Last modified: July 14, 2011

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