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bbPress Top 100, October 2010 Update


  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Welcome to the final installment of the (unofficial) bbPress Top 100 !

    This will be the last look* at the incredible growth and diversity of

    bbPress adoption around the world over the past several years.

    You can see the previous summaries here via the Top100 tag.

    http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top100

    The list is based on post count which implies highest activity.

    Sites that appear to fake the numbers or have dubious content

    have been moved to the bottom of the Top 10,000

    To see the complete Top 10,000 requires free registration/login:

    http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top10000

    Logged in users can also search the list and view the experimental

    Tag Cloud http://bbshowcase.org/forums/view/top10000?cloud

    and vote on sites that may have superior design even if they didn’t

    make the Top 100 regardless of their volume of activity.

    This list does not include most of the 1000+ or so BuddyPress installations

    that use bbPress to power sub-forums for their groups. This is for technical

    reasons, not political – it’s virtually impossible to analyze bbPress under

    BuddyPress because of how it’s filtered and blocked. If you have a large

    bbPress installation under BuddyPress and you are not in the current list,

    contact me for a way to be included if your site would fall in the top 1,000.

    *The upcoming rewrite of bbPress will make this kind of third-party analysis

    extremely difficult but also unneccesary since it will start to “phone home”

    as part of WordPress to Automattic on a daily basis from your server

    with all your details, configuration and install information anyway.

    So on that note, let’s take a look at the results from the final list!

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  • _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    In October 2010, to make the Top 100 (out of 10,000+ installations) now requires over 50,000 posts!

    We have a new leader Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine

    beating out the old champion Simon & Schuster (international book publisher).

    with nearly 1.8 MILLION posts. Absolutely incredible growth!

    There are five bbPress powered forums with over a million posts now!

    singletrackworld.com  http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/
    simonandschuster.com http://forums.simonandschuster.com/
    wordpress.org http://wordpress.org/support/
    greedyorneedy.com http://www.greedyorneedy.com/forum/
    weddingbee.com http://boards.weddingbee.com/

    Nearly 300 more have over ten thousand posts,

    and nearly 1,000 have over one thousand posts.

    Over four dozen new bbPress powered forums are put online every week on average!


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    In October 2010, to make the Top 100 (out of 10,000+ installations) now requires over 50,000 posts!

    We have a new leader Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine

    beating out the old champion Simon & Schuster (international book publisher).

    with nearly 1.8 MILLION posts. Absolutely incredible growth!

    There are five bbPress powered forums with over a million posts now!

    singletrackworld.com  http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/
    simonandschuster.com http://forums.simonandschuster.com/
    wordpress.org http://wordpress.org/support/
    greedyorneedy.com http://www.greedyorneedy.com/forum/
    weddingbee.com http://boards.weddingbee.com/

    Nearly 300 more have over ten thousand posts,

    and nearly 1,000 have over one thousand posts.

    Over four dozen new bbPress powered forums are put online every week on average!


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    bbPress is now being used in over 100 countries/regions in over 50 languages!

    Here is a sample of the Top 50 countries/regions:

    United States
    Russia
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    Spain
    France
    Italy
    Turkey
    Poland
    Brazil
    Canada
    China
    Netherlands
    Sweden
    Japan
    Australia
    Denmark
    Romania
    Ukraine
    Switzerland
    Czech Republic
    Finland
    Norway
    Argentina
    Thailand
    Bulgaria
    South Africa
    Iran
    Hungary
    Austria
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Belgium
    New Zealand
    Israel
    Indonesia
    Slovakia
    Portugal
    Tokelau
    Ireland
    Chile
    Mexico
    South Korea
    Serbia
    Taiwan
    Saudi Arabia
    Greece
    Malaysia
    Estonia
    Philippines

    Note that the targeted audience as indicated by the flags on the right of the list is more of an art than a science, so please do not be insulted if my algorithm got it wrong. It’s a combination of looking at the TLD and the declared language type being used on the page.

    For example a site may have a flag for Spain if Spanish is used but no other specific variation or TLD is used, etc.

    The most popular TLDs for bbPress forums are:

    .com (by 50% !)
    .org
    .net
    .ru
    .uk
    .de
    .it
    .info
    .ca (honourable mention as .ca has 50% less than .info
    however pl, fr, nl, se and au all have over 100 sites)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    bbPress is now being used in over 100 countries/regions in over 50 languages!

    Here is a sample of the Top 50 countries/regions:

    United States
    Russia
    Germany
    United Kingdom
    Spain
    France
    Italy
    Turkey
    Poland
    Brazil
    Canada
    China
    Netherlands
    Sweden
    Japan
    Australia
    Denmark
    Romania
    Ukraine
    Switzerland
    Czech Republic
    Finland
    Norway
    Argentina
    Thailand
    Bulgaria
    South Africa
    Iran
    Hungary
    Austria
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Belgium
    New Zealand
    Israel
    Indonesia
    Slovakia
    Portugal
    Tokelau
    Ireland
    Chile
    Mexico
    South Korea
    Serbia
    Taiwan
    Saudi Arabia
    Greece
    Malaysia
    Estonia
    Philippines

    Note that the targeted audience as indicated by the flags on the right of the list is more of an art than a science, so please do not be insulted if my algorithm got it wrong. It’s a combination of looking at the TLD and the declared language type being used on the page.

    For example a site may have a flag for Spain if Spanish is used but no other specific variation or TLD is used, etc.

    The most popular TLDs for bbPress forums are:

    .com (by 50% !)
    .org
    .net
    .ru
    .uk
    .de
    .it
    .info
    .ca (honourable mention as .ca has 50% less than .info
    however pl, fr, nl, se and au all have over 100 sites)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Some interesting statistics for the entire 10,000+ collection of all bbPress installations:

    bbPress Version Popularity

    1.1 : 1%
    1.0 : 48%
    0.9 : 36%
    0.8 : 15% (includes sites below 1.x that hide their version
    as 0.8 has no consistent way to be detected)

    PHP Popularity

    5.3 : 4%
    5.2 : 70%
    5.1 : 4%
    5.0 : 1%
    4.4 : 6%
    4.3 : 1%
    ?? : 15% (unknown)

    So PHP version 5 adoption has finally taken off in late 2010.

    Server Popularity

    Apache 	 	: 40%  	  (specific version unknown)
    Apache/2.2 : 35%
    Apache/2 : 10% (sub-version unknown)
    Apache/1.3 : 5%
    Nginx : 5%
    Microsoft-IIS : 3%
    Litespeed : 2%

    (and quite a few others/variations but below a single percent each)

    Downloads via bbPress.org as of October 2010

    bbPress 0.9 : 150,000+
    bbPress 1.0 : 129,000+
    _ck_ plugins: 102,000+ (total, all included)


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Some interesting statistics for the entire 10,000+ collection of all bbPress installations:

    bbPress Version Popularity

    1.1 : 1%
    1.0 : 48%
    0.9 : 36%
    0.8 : 15% (includes sites below 1.x that hide their version
    as 0.8 has no consistent way to be detected)

    PHP Popularity

    5.3 : 4%
    5.2 : 70%
    5.1 : 4%
    5.0 : 1%
    4.4 : 6%
    4.3 : 1%
    ?? : 15% (unknown)

    So PHP version 5 adoption has finally taken off in late 2010.

    Server Popularity

    Apache 	 	: 40%  	  (specific version unknown)
    Apache/2.2 : 35%
    Apache/2 : 10% (sub-version unknown)
    Apache/1.3 : 5%
    Nginx : 5%
    Microsoft-IIS : 3%
    Litespeed : 2%

    (and quite a few others/variations but below a single percent each)

    Downloads via bbPress.org as of October 2010

    bbPress 0.9 : 150,000+
    bbPress 1.0 : 129,000+
    _ck_ plugins: 102,000+ (total, all included)


    Gautam Gupta
    Moderator

    @gautamgupta

    Great stats!


    Gautam Gupta
    Moderator

    @gautamgupta

    Great stats!

    I am really surprised by those numbers. One issue I always have is upgrading my platforms to the latest and greatest. We are looking at using bbpress for a community portion of our product and I am encourage my the forward progress from its members.

    Steve

    I am really surprised by those numbers. One issue I always have is upgrading my platforms to the latest and greatest. We are looking at using bbpress for a community portion of our product and I am encourage my the forward progress from its members.

    Steve

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