I’ve always been a big baseball fan because I guess I am sort of a sucker for statistics.  This morning I just noticed a fun post over at Matt’s blog which talks about some WordPress 2.6 statistics, and thought I might share part of it here for our readers who might have missed it:

  • There have been around 23 thousand downloads per day. (Of just the English version.)
  • According to the update system there are 201 thousand blogs using 2.6 already.
  • That’s about 9% of all known WordPress.org blogs in 10 days.
  • The video in the announcement post has been viewed 665,080 times.
  • There have been over 300 themes submitted to the new Theme directory, which launched just 6 days ago.
  • In the same period (10 days) there were 579,871 downloads of 2,527 plugins.

As Matt also eluded to, I’m sure that WordPress 2.6.1 will in fact bring those numbers up over 50% as a lot of people like to wait for the first patch release to upgrade.

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  1. Mehmet says:

    The obviously the download number is much much more under of the wp 2.6 users since the majority of people likes to upgrade their wordpress blogs over fantastico :)