WordPress Keeps Pressing On

As the 11th anniversary of WordPress comes to a pass, we celebrate how it became a behemoth in the blogging world and has even expanded to a full content management system.

As integrated into the internet that WordPress is currently, it did not always used to be this way. WordPress was released on May 27, 2003 by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a branch of it precursor b2/cafelog. The company’s about page says that “WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system.” This system was built on the popular scripting language, PHP, and MySQL, the self-proclaimed “world’s most popular open source database.” The end goal for WordPress is to create a tool different from anything else out there by concentrating on user experience and web standards.

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