It has only been two months since Microsoft announced their intention to shut down their popular Windows Live Spaces blogging platform and offered an easy migration route to WordPress.com. Since then, WordPress.com has seen a marked increase in signups, and not all of them are coming from Windows Live Spaces.
Before the Windows Live Spaces migration was announced, WordPress.com held steady at about 400,000 signups per month. This number has now more than doubled to about 900,000 per month. With such a steep increase in signups and several new features, WordPress.com is on track to end the year with a bang.
Upgrading from Windows Live Spaces is a simple four-step process. Of course, this is a rather large-scale migration, and there have been plenty of questions along the way. Some of the more frequently asked questions have been answered in this support document, and a few were covered in more detail in yesterday’s announcement. And, as always, the Happiness Engineers are available to help you with any problems that you may encounter.
With the user base blossoming so rapidly, there’s never been a better time to sign up for a free WordPress.com blog, even if you aren’t a Windows Live Spaces refugee. If you’re new to WordPress.com or just blogging in general, stop by Learn WordPress.com for a great getting started guide.