WordPress’s birthday is today, May 27th. It’s been 20 years since American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little launched the first version of WordPress in 2003. To commemorate this occasion, here are some of the most significant moments in WordPress history.
However, it is time to rejoice. Join us on this incredible journey to learn how WordPress got to where it is today.
How It all Begins Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little:
It’s a 20-year story about two extremely talented individuals, Matt Mullenweg, and Mike Little. On May 27, 2003, they released the first version of WordPress. This open-source platform was not merely a carbon copy of its predecessor. Rather, the partners began this program with the larger goal of making website creation easier for everyone.
WordPress is written in the PHP programming language. Furthermore, MySQL is used to maintain the database. WordPress was suggested by Christine Selleck Tremoulet. He is a prolific blogger and Mullenweg’s friend. He later became a co-founder of WordPress. WordPress initially strengthened its position as the world’s most popular blogging platform. However, it gradually became the preferred choice for business websites as well.
Let’s take a look at the awards that WordPress has received to date:
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation gives WordPress a five-star privacy rating.
- In 2008, it was named the “Best of Open Source Software Awards: Collaboration” by InfoWorld.
- Matt Mullenweg was named the TechFellow Award Winner for “Product Design and Marketing” in December 2010.
- In 2009, it was named the “Overall Best Open Source CMS” by the Open Source CMS Awards.
- In 2010, digital synergy was awarded the “Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source.”
- In March 2011, Business Insider named Matt Mullenweg one of the top ten most influential people online for changing the face of the internet.
- Winner of the Infoworld “Bossie Award for Best Open Source Software.”