Sure, the rate has slowed a bit since the first 24 hours but I’m pretty darn sure that in the next 24 hours we’ll be passing the 1,000,000 download mark – a fantastic run so soon!
As a product guy it just floors me to think that any application can have such a presence as to get millions of downloads for every. single. version. If WordPress was commercial it would be a dream for a financially motivated company.
Stoked to see it grow even bigger than the previous numbers from 3.4, which Ryan Imel captured as north of 28MM downloads and then 21M for version 3.3. I wonder if 3.5 will hit 40MM this round before 3.6 – possible?
I think so – with the growth of WordPress in this last year alone now powering over 17% of the top 1,000,000 sites, we’ve seen the growth continue to escalate year-over-year. And now with even more visibility in the broader marketplaces, we can see this trend only continue to expand.
This bodes well for anyone who’s in professional development, design, or even blogging for that matter! As I mentioned yesterday, WordPress literally paid for my house (and more) – so thankful for it all!
This is going to be a big year for all of us – can’t wait to get started.
Apparently I was wrong by 8644 downloads – drat!
On Thursday, 12:01am EST, it has 991,356, just shy of the mark. Ah…
I woke up this morning and it had crossed the finish line for this milestone: