Automattic sites reach 500 million visitors per month

We’re seeing signs of serious traction for WordPress. According to Quantcast (a website popularity tracking service), WordPress.com and it’s family of websites under the Automattic umbrella have reached 500 unique visitors per month.

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Yikes! That’s in the realm of Google, Yahoo, and MSN. But the overhead at Automattic is a fraction of the other companies with only ~75 employees versus the other mega corporations numbering in the tens of thousand. Goliaths meet our David.

We can’t help trying to corollate this spike with Microsoft recently switching their personal blogging users over to WordPress in late November. If you look on the graph above, Automattic’s traffic doubled in November/December. Coincidence? Probably not.

For the infrastructure geeks, we were blown away that Microsoft would convert those blogging users over to WordPress which usually runs on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) system which is one their biggest threats in terms of server technology.

This ranking would not include self hosted WordPress.org web sites.

See it: Quantcast

Via: Toni.org

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Quicktip: Import & Export links library

The link library aka blogroll is one of the lesser known or under utilized feature of WordPress. It allows you to track other website URLs in a tidy post-like system. It’s right below the Media library and Pages.

So what if you have more than one WordPress site and you want to import/export your extensive links library from one site to another site?

It’s actually quite simple to do, copy the URL below to your clipboard, open a new web browser tab and paste the URL. Then  replace yourdomain.com below with your domain and hit enter.

http://www.yourdomain.comt/wp-links-opml.php

Give it a few seconds and you’ll see a list of links in HTML format of all your links. Once the page has finished loading, copy the URL to your clipboard. Or go to your web browser’s File menu and select “Save As…”

 

Next go to your new WordPress site admin and click on Tools -> Import -> Blogroll

The importer will then be installed like any other plugin.

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Next in the import page, you can either paste in the URL under “Specify OPML URL” or browse/upload the file and click “Import OMPL File.” We’re done, your links should be in your new site’s links library now.

For those curious, OMPL stands for Outline Processor Markup Language

Also see: Official Import/Export explanation from WordPress.com support