Last Friday was Pixie's first birthday (yes.. it has taken me a week to find the time to write this post). To celebrate we thought it would be nice to reflect on some of the stats from the year and give out a few freebies as well.
In one year we have had (roughly):
- 85,000 site visitors.
- 250,000 page views.
- Our busiest day was September 12th 2008 with 3200 visits.
- 14,500 Downloads.
- 300 download per week.
- 44 downloads per day.
All statistics were taken from Google Analytics (so they may not be completely accurate) and do not include visits to the demo site. What these stats highlight to me is that we need to be turning more visitors into users. How can we do that?
By giving away more freebies! As a little gift to all those who use Pixie we have uploaded a couple of new files. The first is a theme called "Letters from Japan". A theme inspired by childhood pen-pal letters from Japan bytoggle. It is designed to complement the Letters from India theme that we released back in December.
Our second freebie is a useful tool we have been using for some time which allows you to automate your database backups. You will need to have access to Cron (or something similar) on your server for this to work. Simply upload the cron.php file to the route of your website and get Cron to visit it once a day. This will automate your database backups in case you forget to do it manually.
p.s. We have not got around to deploying the new Pixie showcase module, it is on the to-do list and will hopefully be ready soon. The showcase will feature the best Pixie sites from around the web.