10 Million

Earlier today this blog passed 10 million pageviews since the WP.com Stats plugin started tracking it in May 2007. I would like to take this opportunity to express a special thanks to each of my readers, old and new, especially those that take their time to leave comments. Over the years this blog has begotten numerous features such as clean permalinks, galleries, and asides that have driven core WP development, and I hope that it can continue to serve as a testbed and playground for what WordPress can do.

34 thoughts on “10 Million

  1. Congrats! One celebratory request, if I may: A mobile-optimized, super-compressed header image. That would be swell, and AT&T’s 3G network would thank you. 😉

  2. Congratulations Matt. I’m grateful for WordPress. I love playing with my blog and reading other blogs. May I ask which gallery plugin you use and is the feature that allows readers to tag photos included in the gallery plugin. Thank you.

    1. Sure, I use WordPress’ builtin gallery functionality. For an example of it in action, check out the 2010 theme which has some similar stylings to mine. The tagging plugin is called Matt’s Community Tags and is receiving an update from the illustrious Andrew Ozz soon.

  3. Congrats Matt 🙂 I look forward to continuing to read your articles. I have enjoyed the ones I have read. Some have inspired me to do curiosity things and learn from them – about life, work and websites.

  4. Is May 2007 the month when the plugin was released? Or is it just a really weird coincidence that I started using the plugin in the same month?

    I’m only nearing 1 million pageviews on my personal blog BTW, heh. 🙁

  5. It feels like I must responsible for at least half of those 10 million views. Thanks for all the great content.

    On visitor request day I’d like to request day I’d like to request the next version of bbpress soon. It works great, new versions are exciting though.

    Thanks for all your work on WordPress, Matt.

    P.S. I’m really loving the new theme. You could create one of those web/inspiration galleries just out of all the previous themes on this site — including the ones from the really early days.

  6. Congratulations Matt..!!! 10 million is a BIG number! You totally deserve all the attention. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world, and of course – wonderful WordPress.
    Love the new theme design.
    (btw, the header region of the new theme appears kind of screwed up in Opera – the search box isn’t accessible. You might want to check the CSS..)

  7. Congrats, but not to be the downer at the party i found a mistake: “I would like t take this opportunity” your missing the o on to.

  8. Awsome News!, Great software aswell – it taught me PHP… whip up some google ads and you’ll be earning millions from this blog ;p

  9. Hi matt, congrats on the 10 million page views, that’s an amazing milestone so be proud. I just launched a new blog on WP so please check it out we’re trying to do some good for animals and get kids involved to help make a difference. If you have any thoughts on how to improve it I’d love to hear your thoughts.


    Many thanks,

  10. Everytime I visit this blog it’s got a new theme 🙂

    Thanks for the stats link, I’m installing it and a few others linked here on my personal blog right now 🙂

    Oh, and Congratulations, Matt!

  11. Just out of curiosity, what sort of hosting and caching systems have you used, as those visitor numbers ticked up.

    Have you started using a dedicated server or virtual dedicated server? If so, how much traffic did you have before the switch was warranted?

    Also, what sort of caching systems do you use? I don’t see WP Supercache in your page source code…

    1. Also, is there a plugin that generates your “This page took X seconds of computer labor to produce” declaration, or is it something you coded yourself?

    2. I’ve been on a dedicated server shared with a few other of my sites for 4-5 years now. I don’t use any caching plugins, but I might someday, probably Supercache.