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WordPress 3.0 – Over 10 Million Downloads and Counting is still on…

WordPress 3.0 – Over 10 Million Downloads and Counting is still on…
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WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors is being downloaded at a very fast pace. WordPress 3.0 came with such a brilliant set of features that it removed the tag of “The Best Blogging Platform” from WordPress and completed its identity as a full fledged Content Management System. Now with this new version, theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies.

The WordPress community’s growth over the years has been tremendous. If you really want to see the parade of downloads of WordPress 3.0 then, let’s play a game. As of now, the download counter reads 10, 391, 976 downloads since it was released last month and the ball is still rolling on… By the time, I will finish writing this section of article, we will watch the counter again and make out the difference in the number of downloads made in such a short span of time by the WordPress fans.

For the next two months, WordPress project team would be concentrating on the improvement aspect of wordpress.org. In this, they will be focusing on improving the infrastructure of the plugins directory. They want to equip WordPress Developers with the tools to create the best possible plugin. Also, they will endeavor to provide better integration with forums so that the developers can support the users in a better way. Not just this, they are going to focus on ensuring seamless upgrades by making the best possible determinations about compatibility, and offer continual improvements to the plugin installer. Once the improvement part is done, experiments will be carried out to help the community help plugin authors. They want to make it easy for the users to offer comments to plugin authors and the community, including user reviews and better feedback.

The WordPress project team has a fully planned system to work with and steps to follow. With this, the success of WordPress is quite sure. The downloads of WordPress 3.0 is still on..and that too at very fast pace. If we take out a rough estimate, we will see that there are about 60 downloads per minute. If we translate this to bandwidth, it comes out to be 115 MB per minute or you can say that it will be 4.44 TB per month. Oh God!!! It is huge/big number…

Now the question arises..What makes WordPress so popular? Are you Crazy about WordPress?

What do you like the most in WordPress? What is your least favorite in WordPress?

Share your experience/ thoughts over this.

Since I am going to end this article, we see that number of WordPress 3.0 downloads has reached upto 10,395,084. It is amazing!!!! Isn’t it???

Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works in PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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