We’ll soon be ringing in 2007, and some of you have probably already reached the new year where you live, so for our last post of this year we’d like to put together our own post listing a few of our favorites, as well as some final statistical information for those of you that just love to know the ins and outs on how a site like this grows throughout the year. So here we go, our final year end review that we’ll call Posts and Numbers.
Favorites of 2006
WordPress Customization Series – This series was split into three parts and went over different customization options for WordPress. From headers, to advanced, even down to setting up and using plugins, we had WP covered and showed our affection for the platform right from launch day.
Are you tempted to soup your site? – So many times we find ourselves wondering “should I redesign, should I, should I, should I”, but what we really need to do is stop sitting around and thinking and get to work. But first, it’s important to understand how are users work with the current design before diving into a new one.
Designers: Protect your content – An article outlining the use of a WordPress plugin to prevent your content from being spread around the vast and sometimes dangerous and unfair internet.
Preview of Crazyegg – Even though the service is long since launched now, this write up was pretty popular and still covers most of the features that are found in the version of CE available today.
The Benefits of Mint – I’ve been using Mint on DL for over 8 months now, and it was probably the best $30 I could have spent. If you haven’t given it a try, you owe it to yourself to find out why it’s worth it.
The The Jekyll and Hyde Effect: Philosophy and the Internet – Sometimes we expose different parts of our designing habits. A very recent article, but a good one.
The Ultimate BBpress Guide – The child forum project of WordPress that we covered first. From setup to install, this is a nice one.
Of course, with a database full of hundreds of posts it’d be impossible to highlight them all, but these are just a few worth checking out. Be sure to scour through our articles database for more killer content from 2006.
For those of you that love numbers, here are the final stats numbers for 2006 (well it will increase a little bit more because there’s still about 5 1/2 hours before the New Year hits here, but it’s close enough ;)).
Total Uniques / hits per month (from Mint):
April – 1,513 / 18,714
May – 7,199 / 21,544
June – 7,636 / 25,130
July – 7,506 / 25,130
Aug – 10,546 / 31,318
Sept – 11,202 / 30,442
Oct – 11,296 / 34,442
Nov – 9,874 / 26,983
Dec – 15,859 / 41,722
Feed Subscriber Stats:
Current Subscribers – 292
Highest Amount – 328
Prebuilt 2 – 2,967
Prebuilt 1 – 1,826
Wave – 1,629
Iceburgg – 447
Custom Reading Width – 34
That about wraps it up. Happy New Year Everyone!