WordPress Turns 10
It is amazing to me to think that WordPress is only 10 years old. I say that because it feels as though it has been around forever. The founding developer is Matt Mullenweg. Congrats to Matt and everyone else involved with WordPress. Matt wrote a post on May 27th, 2013 here about how time has passed since he and some friends decided to create WordPress. That is also what I love about the story. This is, in my opinion, one of the most important pieces of open source software ever created and has had a substantial impact the web, including but not limited to information dissemination and the proliferation of blogs and other websites.
Here is a little bit about Matt’s background from TechWeek Chicago
“Matt Mullenweg, Founding Developer, WordPress
Mullenweg is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress, which powers nearly 20 percent of the Web. It’s hard to find a power list that Mullenweg isn’t on. He’s on PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web, and Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment.”