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 10th anniversary wordpress

It seems a lie, but what started as a conversation between two youngsters 10 years ago ]on January 24, 2003, today it has become the most popular, powerful and easy to use web creation system .

Well yes, it all started with a dilemma that was posed ] Matt Mullenweg about blogging software, then an 18-year-old boy who wrote on his blog :

My blogging software has not been updated for months, and the main developer has gone, I can only hope that at least it's okay.

What do I do? Textpattern seems to have everything I want but it does not look like I'm going to have a license with which I agree. Fortunately b2 / Cafelog is GPL, which means that I could use the existing base code to create a "fork", integrating everything I like about the things Michel is working on, if he were around. Work would never be lost, and if I were to disappear from the face of the planet for a year, the code I created would be available and free for everyone, and if someone else wanted, I could use it. I have decided that this is the address I want to take, now all I need is a name. Which will be?. Let's see, it would be nice if I had the flexibility of MovableType, the syntax of TextPattern, the malleability of b2, and the ease of configuration of Blogger. Someday, right?

And yes, he received a response from another young man Mike Little :


If you are convinced to fork a b2 I would be interested in collaborating. I'm sure there will be one or two more from the community who would be encouraged. Maybe a thread in the B2 forum, suggesting a fork, could be a good start.

And that's how it all began. On May 27 of that same year the version 0.7 of WordPress came out, which you can still download and install if you're curious, like the rest of the later versions .

Today, 10 years later of that dilemma about blogging software, WordPress goes by version 3.5 and has become publishing software that, as Matt dreamed, is flexible, with a syntax simple, easy to modify and configure . It is the most popular content management system on the planet, and is GPL .

You can be a purist and think that until the first version you can not talk about the WordPress anniversary, but the idea was born – at least – a January 24, 2003.

Happy 10th Anniversary WordPress!

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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