Every month, the WordPress.com team releases mind-blowing numbers. November did not go against the established order. Check out the short list below:
- 36 million published posts (1.5 million on November 21)
- 245 million words
- 53 million comments (2 million on November 1st)
- 7 million likes
A quick look at the official stats page also reveals that WordPress.com now powers 73.2+ million blogs around the world. Posts also generate 14.6+ billion views monthly.
WordPress recently launched a new default theme (“Twenty Fourteen“) and released its WP Photos App for Firefox. Additionally, Co-Founder Matt Mullenweg made Time’s 30 under 30 list, which celebrates the Millennials who are changing the world.
Self-hosted WordPress blogs: 20+ plugins to try
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The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
Latest version hosted at WordPress Official Plugin Directory I use WordPress solutions in a day to day basis. WordPress comes with a very extensible framework that allows you to add comprehensive and powerful functionality to your Blog system. WP-Optimize plugin is written to simplify your daily WordPress works simpler.
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
Yahoo's excellent Exceptional Performance series recommends optimizing images in several lossless ways: stripping meta data from JPEGs optimizing JPEG compression converting certain GIFs to indexed PNGs stripping the un-used colours from indexed images Smush.it offers an API that performs these optimizations (except for stripping JPEG meta data) automatically, and this plugin seamlessly integrates Smush.it with WordPress.
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site. Thumbnails: a beautiful new thumbnail display, for themes which use post thumbnails (featured images) New in YARPP 4!
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. Docs & Support You can find docs, FAQ and more detailed information about Contact Form 7 on contactform7.com.
Tweetily will automatically tweet your old WordPress posts for you driving massive Twitter traffic to your WordPress blog. You've got your great blog content, now let Tweetily tweet your old WordPress posts automatically and drive massive Twitter traffic to your blog FOR FREE!
This plugin puts a table of contents on your page. You just need to type one line of code in the page/post editor. That's it! You dont need to edit your themes source code. The plugin allows you to set a title of the toc box.
This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search. More information about what XML-Sitemaps are and how they can help you to get indexed by the major search engines can be found at Sitemaps.org and the searchenginewatch blog.