Holy cow… 1 million downloads

This is so humbling… I just logged in to my Mint installation, to see that the combined total downloads for my plugins on WordPress.org have crossed 1 million… Check the screenshot:



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88 Responses

  1. Roel WillemsBy Roel Willems on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats Joost,

    Great achievement, I’m guessing this means there are a lot of happy plugin users out there!

  2. Chris WallaceBy Chris Wallace on 8 July, 2009

    Poor little RSS shortcode download… all the way at the bottom. :)

  3. jonathanBy jonathan on 8 July, 2009

    Congratulations! Your contribution to the WP community deserves recognition. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into building and maintaining all these great plugins!

  4. Gary RobinsonBy Gary Robinson on 8 July, 2009

    Congratulations, quite a milestone.

    Is there a part of you, even a tiny bit, that wishes you’d charged even a minimal fee for each download? :)

    Joking aside, for a relatively non-techie blog owner like myself your plug-ins have been a great help, thank you

  5. JuliusBy Julius on 8 July, 2009

    Congratulations for a job well done! I’m a sociable plugin user and let me tell you that I’m indeed a satisfied customer.

    Keep it up and more power to you my friend!

  6. ZendeviBy Zendevi on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats Joost! You have me to thank personally for at least a dozen of those :)

  7. SumeshBy Sumesh on 8 July, 2009

    Worthy, considering all the work you’ve done :) Let’s see how long it takes to hit 2 million…

    As much as 1 mn downloads is amazing, I think the WP community, or more specifically the less-knowledgable users, are abusing or disrespecting developers in several ways. I see this all the time, I wish Matt & Co. took the time to educate users on the importance and kindness of devs who spend time for nothing (except appreciation and the odd donation, I guess).

    I’m not a plugin dev myself, but I think you’ll agree, Joost.

  8. HirveshBy Hirvesh on 8 July, 2009

    It’s no wonder Joost…after all, you always offer quality downloads!

  9. Joni GunnewegBy Joni Gunneweg on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats.. love the plug-ins, keep up the great work :)!

  10. Roseli A. BakarBy Roseli A. Bakar on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats Yoast. What a milestone for you !

  11. yudiBy yudi on 8 July, 2009

    good job Yoast… keep creative

  12. LesBy Les on 8 July, 2009

    I never had any doubts! Superb and well worth a hearty CONGRATULATIONS!

  13. LindaBy Linda on 8 July, 2009

    Congratulations! That means there’s a lot of happy plugin users out there… and quite a list also… I gotta try some of these… wasn’t aware of all of ’em…

    Thanx for all your hard work and contributions!

  14. AlwinBy Alwin on 8 July, 2009

    Thanks for creating various plugins. These plugins have help a lot of bloggers like me
    You have done a greate job
    Alwin Chuah ( Malaysia)

  15. Dominating NichesBy Dominating Niches on 8 July, 2009

    Wow, that is SOOooooooooooo. Cool.

    How long did it take you to hit 1 Million?????????

  16. JeanBy Jean on 8 July, 2009

    How long does it take you to create one plugin? What is the total amount of work hours standing behind those 1mil downloads? Just curious… :)

  17. steve macleodBy steve macleod on 8 July, 2009

    One million, what an astonishing achievement.

    Well done mate, the d/ls are excellent btw.

  18. just GuidoBy just Guido on 8 July, 2009

    That’s because they’re awesome sauce. ;-)
    Thanks for making them, hope you’ll keep them going.

  19. Dragon BloggerBy Dragon Blogger on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats, I know I use several of those plug-ins across my 3 blogs

  20. PallabBy Pallab on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats. I use many of your plugins on my blog.

  21. PawanBy Pawan on 8 July, 2009

    Congrats … you have been real helpful in setting up my website :-)

  22. WordsmokerBy Wordsmoker on 8 July, 2009

    You sound surprised at this! I’ve never had a problem with any of your plugins, and sometimes consider you the pinnacle of all human achievement.

    Yes. All Human Achievement.


  23. ChampiBy Champi on 8 July, 2009

    Nice results :), congrats..

  24. i.nconspicuo.usBy i.nconspicuo.us on 8 July, 2009

    That is because you have the best plugins. Most user-friendly, self-explanatory and easy-to-use.

    Keep up the good work buddy!

  25. Nicholas Z. CardotBy Nicholas Z. Cardot on 8 July, 2009

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work and I’m sure you’ll be at 2 million in no time! LOL.

  26. YvonBy Yvon on 8 July, 2009

    don’t you wish you had a nickel for each of those downloads? that would be $50,000!

  27. AhmedBy Ahmed on 8 July, 2009

    You have some good plugins thats why all download it

    iwsih you can hit 10 m

  28. DanielBy Daniel on 8 July, 2009

    Greets and congratulations! Your Plugins are really great! I am using the sociable tool! Well done! Keep up the good work!

  29. Andy GhozaliBy Andy Ghozali on 8 July, 2009

    I use at least 3 of those :P thanks a bunch mate.

  30. ReferátyBy Referáty on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats! You are very good programmer btw ;)

  31. Hooshmand MoslemiBy Hooshmand Moslemi on 9 July, 2009


    This is awesome stuff! Congratulation!

    Just keep up the good work!


    Hooshmand Moslemi

  32. DamonBy Damon on 9 July, 2009

    Congratulation, you earned it!
    Keep it coming!

  33. HanaDaddyBy HanaDaddy on 9 July, 2009

    I am using your sociable too! and it’s the best social plugin that I tried. Thank you

  34. PatrickBy Patrick on 9 July, 2009

    Congratulations with this great achievement!

    I have used your plugins more then once. Great work and many thanks!

    Looking forward to thanking you in person at WordCampNL.



  35. MichaelBy Michael on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats Joost, I am not surprised though. Love your plug ins and your work. They have been a huge help to my blog so thanks for that.


  36. Scott PrehodaBy Scott Prehoda on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats! You have definitely helped my poor little blog get up and running!

  37. Andy in TenerifeBy Andy in Tenerife on 9 July, 2009

    Well done, I think I am using a couple – need to have a look and check.

    Why oh why did you not charge everyone a measly dollar??!!!! – Just kidding but do your plugins all have a link back to one of your sites?

  38. ZemalfBy Zemalf on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats Joost! I’ve been heavy user of many of your plugins since I discovered them. Keep up the good work – I think it’ll be 2M in no time :)

  39. Matt InertiaBy Matt Inertia on 9 July, 2009

    Im pretty sure 50% of those are me?!

  40. Adam W. WarnerBy Adam W. Warner on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats! By the way, is there any way to filter plugins on the repository by plugin author?

  41. LiveInformantBy LiveInformant on 9 July, 2009

    Congrats man, that’s awesome.

    I don’t really follow your blog but I use your “WordPress SEO” article religiously. So I would like to believe I played a small part in your success. ;)

  42. DirkBy Dirk on 9 July, 2009

    Sociable rocks! :)

  43. Karl FoxleyBy Karl Foxley on 9 July, 2009

    That is an amazing achievement… congrats!

  44. Ronnie SullivanBy Ronnie Sullivan on 10 July, 2009

    Great achievement.

  45. wongsablengBy wongsableng on 10 July, 2009

    Congratulations for a job well done, keep posting

  46. Pirincho CrespoBy Pirincho Crespo on 10 July, 2009

    Congratulations! and thank you. I use many of your plugins.

  47. BunlinBy Bunlin on 10 July, 2009

    Thanks for plugins.

  48. [keyword deleted]By [keyword deleted] on 10 July, 2009

    Congratulations joost! Keep making those awesome plugins.

  49. Taufiq HasanBy Taufiq Hasan on 10 July, 2009

    Congrats!!! Nice Plugins!!

  50. CatzieBy Catzie on 10 July, 2009

    Wow, congratulations. :D Keep up the good work. :)

  51. HugoBy Hugo on 10 July, 2009

    Gefeliciflapstaart! Houden zo!

  52. GregBy Greg on 11 July, 2009

    Wow – that is an incredible achievement. You should feel proud to have achieved so much

  53. Vassilis MastorostergiosBy Vassilis Mastorostergios on 11 July, 2009

    Others are happy when they reach 1 million visitors and there you got 1 million DOWNLOADS. Congrats and keep up the good work :)

  54. mariaBy maria on 11 July, 2009

    Wow, congratulations

  55. HenriBy Henri on 11 July, 2009

    Up to the 2 million. Congrats, Joost!

  56. zeldmanBy zeldman on 12 July, 2009

    Congratulations! And well deserved. You do wonderful work.

  57. webmaster9By webmaster9 on 12 July, 2009

    Congratulations! You deserved it.

  58. Bob GreakerBy Bob Greaker on 12 July, 2009

    It’s because you construct a great plugin – highly useful and never fails
    Keep up the good work and keep humble.

  59. 24SevenBy 24Seven on 12 July, 2009

    With the impact that your plugins have in the WP community it is surprising that the total count is not higher. You can count us as users and aspiring coders to your level. Keep up the GREAT job and can’t wait to see whats next!

  60. The Ski BumBy The Ski Bum on 12 July, 2009

    I was going to say they should be higher numbers too. I use so many of these I though everyone else did to. I guess only serious blog heads know what to use.
    I wish there was a better way to keep track of them all in 2.8

  61. Oliver SchlöbeBy Oliver Schlöbe on 12 July, 2009

    You wouldn’t even need Mint to have your total plugin downloads summed. wp.org does it for you too: http://wordpress.org/profile/joostdevalk/

  62. Ainun NaziebBy Ainun Nazieb on 13 July, 2009


    Keep up the good work and create more fantastic plugins!

  63. CDO GuideBy CDO Guide on 13 July, 2009

    wwwoowww…congrats to u..u are doing greet to those plug in u made..waiting for the new and upgrade plug ins..:-)

  64. mariaBy maria on 13 July, 2009

    Congratulation, you earned it!
    Keep it coming!

  65. MaleneBy Malene on 13 July, 2009

    Well done! Fair play from a happy user

  66. KingBy King on 13 July, 2009

    Thanks for all your plugins. Looking forward for more…

  67. Web Design ShowroomBy Web Design Showroom on 14 July, 2009

    A big congrats to you my friend. I, like many others, appreciate all the hard work you put into developing your plugins…and there free!…I just can’t get over the kindness and dedication of people like you to produce work that really helps the community.

    It really is a happy place being a web designer in the WordPress Community

  68. Aris KuckovicBy Aris Kuckovic on 14 July, 2009

    I think a congratulations is in place :D
    Keep up the good work

    /Aris Kuckovic

  69. Faisal RahadianBy Faisal Rahadian on 14 July, 2009

    keep good working and congrats!! I use some of yours plugin

  70. xbox gamerBy xbox gamer on 14 July, 2009

    Good work Joost, i have at least three from that list! Over a million downloads is quite some achievment

  71. Liane YoungBloggerBy Liane YoungBlogger on 15 July, 2009

    Wow. That’s an amazing feat! :D

  72. MrGrooveBy MrGroove on 16 July, 2009

    Congrats and… Thank you. ;)

  73. scottbothelBy scottbothel on 16 July, 2009

    Rock on! You are greatly appreciated!

  74. hendraBy hendra on 20 July, 2009

    Wowow !!!!

    thank you for sharing all this wonderfull plugins, sory can’t donate yet

  75. CMS ThemesBy CMS Themes on 20 July, 2009

    Wow great achivement Yoast!
    Hope you can release a free WordPress theme too hehehe

  76. Muhammad NoerBy Muhammad Noer on 24 July, 2009

    Great work Joost. Thank you for sharing all your hard work to the WordPress community.

  77. jooleeoBy jooleeo on 24 July, 2009

    im part of that million, good work.

  78. RyanBy Ryan on 27 July, 2009

    My personal favorite is ‘Google Analytics for WordPress’. One million thats great, your software is great…

  79. ActiecodeBy Actiecode on 11 August, 2009

    We use 12 of your plugins on some ofl our websites. Especially thanks for Sociable!

  80. Rudi MortensenBy Rudi Mortensen on 16 August, 2009

    Wauw, that´s alot m8…

    Keep up the very good work, you are doing.

  81. BewodBy Bewod on 27 August, 2009

    Whoot, gratz, …. i’m one of it ! (maybe more than one in fact…!)

  82. RoyBy Roy on 10 October, 2009

    Congratulations. A thanks from one of the users of Sociable and Canonical URL’s plugin.

    You’re plugins are simple to install, and works perfectly. :)

  83. SEO SpecilaistBy SEO Specilaist on 21 October, 2009

    wow, awesome, Congrats Joost, you deserve this. Hope to get some new plugin soon :)

  84. Lauryan FeijenBy Lauryan Feijen on 26 November, 2009

    Good to see that, i’m using a few of them at my site now, thank you!