The third part of this series has a look the most popular language packs.
The most interesting observation, bar an anomaly with Brazilian Portuguese, is that the number of downloads corresponds quite closely with the number of total pageviews. This implies that when people download language packs, they know in advance what they want and there is little hesitation in following through to actually download it.
The average views per download for language packs is 2.29. By comparison, for phpBB 3.1 extensions that figure is a little higher at 3.53 – which suggests perhaps people casually browse more for extensions than language packs – which makes sense given for region specific forums a language pack is a necessity.
That European languages dominate the top positions in the list is not surprising either. It is evident from the make up of phpBB.com’s own community that phpBB is very popular in Europe.
In part four of phpBB Numerology, we’ll look at some of the lesser known customisations.