WordPress’ Eighth Birthday

Today is WordPress’ official eighth birthday (the anniversary of the first release).

I still marvel at the incredible distance it has come. I’m also still proud that I had a part in its birth. But even more, I marvel at the wonderful contribution of all the WordPress community make to this fantastic project.

A client said to me this morning “This WordPress is brilliant isn’t it?” As I helped him set up his fourth WordPress site. You can’t get much clearer praise than that.

So raise a virtual beer (or other non-alcoholic beverage if, like me, you are teetotal) to WordPress, the community, and to another year.

Update: I just spotted this tweet from Andrew Nacin:


Wow! 25 million standalone WordPress sites plus 20 million WordPress.com sites! No wonder it powers more than 14 percent of the web.

Seven Years Since WordPress 0.7

It was seven years ago today that WordPress was first released . Just a few months after it’s inception.

Now WordPress is a grown up CMS capable of much more than just blogging, but I noticed that one of the key points of that release still holds true.

New Administration Interface — We’ve made it as simple as possible, and no more.

I’m eagerly looking forward to the 3.0 release, that is just around the corner.