Welcome to a new year!

Shoutout to all of those who participated this past year one way or another. Your contributions continue to make this site a great resource for WordPress information.

Previous years

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

Site Traffic

During 2018 we saw 31.6 million global views with an average of ~700k unique views each month1. Our views site peaked in September and was at the lowest toward the beginning of the year in January. This is still a increase from previous years as it seems.


Throughout 2018 the site saw 21,301 new users get created.

  • 2,808 or 13.1% of those users gained more than 50 reputation
  • 348 or 1.6% of those users gained more than 101 reputation

This brings our site to (roughly) 121k users in total!

The most active of these new users goes to Sally CJ earning 3,851 reputation and reaching 24k people with their helpful posts!

The most active regular user goes to Jacob Peattie earning 11,080 reputation last year. Their total posts reaching 244k people!

During the 2018 Winter Bash the site as a whole earned 2,638 hats. The biggest hat hoarder being user butlerblog who sits high at #1 with 7 hats!

Questions and Answers

Users asked a total of 12,328 questions, 5,304 (43%) went unanswered, and 2,784 were viewed positively with 1+ votes. There was also 10,549 helpful answers, 5,699 answers currently don't have any votes. All in all this brings our site total questions to 92,793 and answers to 116,474!

The top tags of 2018 were:

That wraps up 2018! We hope the coming year is just as good if not better than the last! Now we'll leave the answer section open with a question:

What WordPress related achievement or accomplishment were you most proud of in 2018? What WordPress feature or event are you most excited about in 2019?

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    1.6% of new users earning more than 101 rep - is this similar for other niche SE sites or considered a low value?
    – kero
    Jan 7, 2019 at 16:09
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    @kero If we look at sites that have similar views/day ( Information Security and Software Engineering ) - their answer rates are in the 90%. Software Engineering had 9k more users registered than we did and 2.7% hit the 102 reputation mark. Raspberry Pi has a similar QA ratio to us and similar views per day but their new users for 2018 is 15k, 2.9% still hit 102 or more. If I were to guess based on similar sites we are probably on the low end of the spectrum.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Jan 7, 2019 at 16:27
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    The percentage seemed very low to me (probably because I myself am quite an active user), 1.6% doesn't seem too bad to me compared to 2.7% and 2.9%
    – kero
    Jan 7, 2019 at 16:52
  • Site Traffic:this is still an increase from previous years as it seems. It seems like this is wrong. According to 2017 year, SO had 32.1 million views globally, but in 2018 it was 31.6 million. So it isn't an increase Jan 10, 2019 at 8:23
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    @IamtheMostStupidPerson well first off the post says "years" not "year", and it is an increase from 2016 and 2015. But yes 2017 had more views than 2018. Second - this site is not SO... it's Wordpress Development...
    – CalvT
    Jan 10, 2019 at 13:15
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    Damn. I wish I could see how many of these unanswered questions are actually "dumb" questions. Well, there's no such thing as a dumb question, really, everyone's gotta start somewhere, but some people lack the proper skill to word it correctly or present their issue in a good way, many times I find this to be harder than the question itself - how do I tell others what I have in mind? Can't imagine what it's gonna be like for a non-native english speaker.
    – coolpasta
    Jan 20, 2019 at 7:20


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