Happy Birthday to WordPress! Ten Years Old!

WordPress LogoHappy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to WordPress!
Happy birthday to you!

It’s amazing to think that just ten years ago, there was no WordPress. Then its founder, Matt Mullenweg, said “Let there be WordPress”, and there was WordPress. And Matt saw the WordPress, that it was good.

In those ten years, WordPress has largely taken over the world, or at least the worldwide web – WordPress now runs 18.0% of all websites, or 57.7% of all websites that use popular content management systems (correct at time of publication – source), and the latest version, 3.5x, has been downloaded more than 18 million times!

Matt shared his thoughts about the anniversary in a blog post today, as if the software itself was his child:

You’re so beautiful… I’m continually amazed and delighted by how you’ve grown. Your awkward years are behind you. Best of all, through it all, you’ve stuck with the principles that got you started in the first place. You’re always changing but that never changes. You’re unafraid to try new things that may seem wacky or unpopular at first.

He wasn’t writing to the code, he was writing to the people behind it.

So if you’d like your business or charity to join in the web publishing party on the winning side, speak to Spice Web Design today to find out how we can help.


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