Today, when we look at WordPress, we see one of the most popular content management systems in the world. This amazing program powers over 25% of the entire internet and counting! It’s an incredibly well-known brand, but like any program it didn’t start out this way.
The history of WordPress isn’t very long, but it is very exciting. The program has come a long way over the years and we’re just getting started. Today we’ll look at where this platform came from, followed by an infographic that charts the timeline from inception to success.
The History and Timeline of WordPress (Infographic)
If there’s a moral to the WordPress story, it’s that an open source platform can achieve incredible things with the support of a dedicated community. The concept for WordPress first began in 2003 when two users of b2/cafelog by the names of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, decided to build a platform on top of it when official support stopped.
May 27, 2003 was then Matt released the first version of WordPress. These humble beginnings took b2 Cafelog and made huge improvements to every facet of it. If you go back and look at it, you’ll realizing that knowing how to make a blog was a bit more complicated back then than it is now.
Usability is one of the pillars of WordPress’ design. Today, the platform is easy to use for beginning bloggers and seasoned veterans alike. It’s for this exact reason that small businesses everywhere are starting WordPress blogs. If you’d like to see just how far WordPress has come, check out the infographic below for a look at the full WordPress timeline!