20,000 Drupal Gardens sites

We hit another milestone today: twenty-thousand sites have been created with Drupal Gardens. It was only two months ago that we hit the 10,000 sites milestone. Who would have thought that we would have doubled that number so quickly? This is really a gratifying moment for us. It means that we’re on the right track, building a product that people value highly.

There has also been an increased interest by enterprise customers in Drupal Gardens. It seems to be filling a need for large organizations, as well as creative agencies that want to build and consistently manage many micro-sites, or that want to build them quickly. If you fit that description, I encourage you to take Drupal Gardens for a spin and to share your feedback with us. We continue to roll out enhancements to Drupal Gardens every three weeks, so your feedback is very important as it influences directly our plans.

I’m proud to have reached this milestone, and would like to thank to all of the Drupal Gardens site owners who have made this possible. While 20,000 sites might sound like a lot, we’re just getting started!

Comments

xibun (not verified):

Congrats!

Are they counted in the stats at http://drupal.org/project/usage? As this might become a very important percentage of installations I believe it would be good feedback to the community, particularly to module developers but also for folks not yet clear about which is the CMS of choice.

September 14, 2010
sun (not verified):

AFAIK, they should be counted like any other installation.

September 15, 2010
xibun (not verified):

At last count there are less than 1500 Drupal 7.x installations according to drupal.org.

September 15, 2010
Dries:

Drupal Gardens websites don't currently ping home because our users don't need the security notifications; we track that on behalf of our users. I guess we could ping home but never use or display the security information. That would require some custom code to be written and deployed. We'll add that to the backlog.

September 16, 2010
greggles (not verified):

I just noticed this discussion - it does seem very useful to me to share that information. People use the popular modules to judge which will still be used for "the next version of Drupal" and usage on Gardens seems like a good predictor of that fact.

November 1, 2010

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