6 Months of WPCandy In Review

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First of all, happy April Fools Day. Yes, we were going to play a joke on you guys, but we ended up not continuing with our plan, simply because we didn’t want to cause any negative feedback.

Being that it’s April 1st, that means WPCandy has officially been up for 6 months! Woah. I’m not sure about you, but 6 months has gone by extremely quick. It seems like just yesterday when Michael Cromarty and myself launched WPCandy.

Anyways, here are some stats and other stuff that’s happened around here in the last 6 months.

October 2007 – March 2008 Statistics

1,260 Total Comments
10,493 Total Spam Comments
153 Total Posts
63,049 Total Unique Visitors
183,899 Total Returning Visitors
Total Revenue – $610
Total RSS Subscribers – 1415
Alexa Ranking – 63,306
Technorati Ranking – 9,592
Google Pagerank – 5

Releases

In the past 6 months, WPCandy has released a few things, which we are very proud of. Here’s an overview:

1. The WordPress Help Sheet
2. The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet
3. WP Easy Admin Plugin
4. WPCandy v1 WordPress Theme

Popular Articles

With the redesign in January, WPCandy v2 brought a long a new feature on the site: Popular Articles. Since v2, the top 5 most popular articles have been:

1. The WordPress Help Sheet
2. The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet
3. Premium, News, & Magazine WordPress Themes
4. “Big Boys” On WordPress
5. WPCandy v1 WordPress Theme

Advertising

Here’s a little shout out to all the sites who have ever advertised on WPCandy:

1. Adii
2. Premium News Theme
2. Magnus Jepson
3. Best Web Gallery
4. iThemes
5. Refuled
6. Nyssa J. Brown
7. WP-Premiums
8. Theme Lab
9. WordPress Training
10. Graphic Design Forum
11. CSS Website Gallery

Top Commenters

WPCandy v2 also brought another new feature on the site: Top Commenters. The top 3 commenters have been:

1. Thássius V.
2. Jermayn Parker
3. Hafiz Rahman

The Future of WPCandy

In the next month or so, there will be a lot of (positive) changes around here. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, so I won’t go too in-depth with details. Just know that it involves some more themes.

23 thoughts on “6 Months of WPCandy In Review

  1. Keep up the good work Mike! 6 months is along time but it seems to have passed so quick thinking about the site. I hope you and WPCandy continue to succeed and go on to become bigger and better things. Keep up the great work!

  2. Woot! I just realized I refer to one of your guides frequently. 😉 Also, if you’re gonna list top commentors, I’m gonna comment more. 😀

  3. Michael (and Michael),

    Congrats on the anniversary! I didn’t realize this before. I’ve been a long time reader of this site, but just realized with your post above that it looks like we launched on the same day. Too funny!

    Anyway, You two have done great work here and I really enjoy the guides. It shows with your income, subscriber base, and traffic.

    I look forward to future content over the years to come!

  4. Proud of you Mike, you did a good job on this site. I’m sure WPCandy will be one of the biggest. Keep it up! If you need any help feel free to ask. We talk almost everyday haha.

    Take it easy. 🙂

  5. Ill be awaiting to see what you do new on this website…

    I would love to see more help sheets etc, they were golden. Like one how to do certain things like edit admin section, develop WP for a better CMS and other advanced ideas.

  6. What happens if wordpress goes out of fashion?

    I wouldn’t worry about that. WordPress is open source and community driven, so it will continue to adapt and meet our needs.

  7. @Pasquale – Yeah I don’t see WordPress going out of fashion unless another kickass, free, open source, CMS is created.

    @Kyle – Thanks for stopping by Kyle! I also just realized we launched the same date! How funny 🙂

    @Jermayn – Thanks for the suggestions, we’ll see what we can do for you. Did I ever tell you I’m envious of Hack WordPress? Haha. You’re definitely my biggest competition site.

  8. Congratulations! 🙂 I actually came here thanks to the Help Sheet, so it’s good to see it as the most popular article here.

    Keep up the great work, man.

  9. Congrats on the 6 months! And heres to many more of them. This is easily one of the better WordPress related sites (for me anyway) and love dropping by to read the happenings. 🙂

  10. @Hafiz – Good thing I made that Help Sheet, huh? 🙂 Thanks.

    @Igor – We will!

    @Nyssa – Thanks Nyssa, we appreciate that a lot. We’re trying to stay at the top, ya know? 😀

  11. The wordpress help sheets have been insanely helpful for me, I only wish that you would have made them sooner. Otherwise the growth that you have accomplished in 6 months is pretty remarkable, keep up the great work!

  12. Thanks great little site how could you not like WordPress it has made our lives so easy I know without it I would probably not be here or making comments

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