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    The Mind's I ® silver trophy Dark Tranquility's Avatar
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    Lightbulb 0.8% of the Web is powered by WordPress!

    This is huge for a company that has less than 20 employees!
    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9813731-7.html
    How do you feel about it?

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    I bet that is WordPress.com and probably doesn't even factor in the sites by the installable software.
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    What an accomplishment. It goes to show what user-focused thinking can earn for you. They have an excellent platform and an easy to understand product. what more can you ask for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ses5909 View Post
    I bet that is WordPress.com and probably doesn't even factor in the sites by the installable software.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stefanie Olsen
    "He recently saw a survey from Google, in which the search giant examined all of the http headers of Web. He found that .8 percent of those pages were powered by WordPress."
    That would cover installable software as well as WordPress.com.
    The actual number would be a tweak higher though as some people will have removed WordPress from the header.

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    I wish I had a link, but recently I remember hearing a statistic that 20 (i think) of the top 100 websites were blogs.

    Edit:

    Looks like the number is smaller and is related to blogging platforms/social media:

    http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_sit...e=lang&lang=en
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    The Mind's I ® silver trophy Dark Tranquility's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhellyer View Post
    That would cover installable software as well as WordPress.com.
    The actual number would be a tweak higher though as some people will have removed WordPress from the header.

    Ryan,
    Yep! exactly... and google's stats were merely based on headers info

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    Wow...that's social power to you. I wonder how much that makes out in numbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilks_eye View Post
    What more can you ask for?
    A cleaner source Just playing the OO gick. It's indeed a great achievement. I do wonder though: will that happen to them, what happened to other companies of the same sort, who became too big, created too many dependencis, and became an uncontrollable beast eating others? Most problably not.
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    During the .com era wasn't every other site powered by PHPNuke? I've always wondered how long Wordpress will last. Post .com most companies who are doing well seem to be here to stay though.
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    I think Wordpress is great. The plugins and easy template system makes it newbie friendly.

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    SitePoint Wizard cpvr's Avatar
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    Does anyone think a ton of bloggers will be using wordpress in 2008?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpvr View Post
    Does anyone think a ton of bloggers will be using wordpress in 2008?
    0.8% of worldwide internet users is certainly more than a 'ton'.
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    That is fantastic, considering it was released in 2005! It does show that you can succeed in your business if you have a plan and the dedication to do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhellyer View Post
    That would cover installable software as well as WordPress.com.
    The actual number would be a tweak higher though as some people will have removed WordPress from the header.

    Ryan,
    I've had a look at the headers sent by a few sites powered by WP and I can't see anything that says "WordPress". I'm curious, what headers are these?

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    It's the meta generator tag.
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    I meant that to happen silver trophybronze trophy Raffles's Avatar
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    Ah. Those aren't HTTP headers though, Stefanie.

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    It shows you can do almost anything if you work hard and come up with something better. I think they will be around for the long run.

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    I Love wordpress! and all other open source scripts the same

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    Of course even Google has less than 20% of the web indexed and so any stats obtained from there will reflect only those pages that are indexed. Still - anything big enough to show a percentage at all must be huge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
    I've had a look at the headers sent by a few sites powered by WP and I can't see anything that says "WordPress". I'm curious, what headers are these?
    Beats me. I was just quoting the article. I was surprised when they said they could tell from the headers though. Perhaps they were just meaning the meta tags like jimbo_dk suggested?

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    Anyway, since wordpress is a free software, what is the source of its income? In advertising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solidsnake View Post
    Anyway, since wordpress is a free software, what is the source of its income? In advertising?
    Wordpress works with a staff of 18 from its parent company "Automatic". I believe that's where the revenue is generated.
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    I'm not too surprised- WordPress is a great software suite
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    Even I wonder ... having such a popular software .. how much and where from do the earnings come from ? These news guys should mention these things too. It can be quite motivating.

    Just imagine, if these guys start charging just a dollar per download they will be super rich !
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    They're building a huge blog network that their TOS says they can place advertising on at any time. If they do contract development work, I'm sure they get more than they can handle as the developers of WP as well.


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