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History of WordPress
Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg (born January 11, 1984) is an online media entrepreneur who comes from America, he is a web developer and musician based in San Francisco, California. Matt is best known for developing a very well known web software which is WordPress, now managed by the WordPress Foundation. His personal blog is ma.tt.
After dropping out of college and working at CNET Networks 2004-2005, Mullenweg left the job and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com (which provides free WordPress blogs and other services), Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, PollDaddy, and more. much more. And currently Matt Mullenweg is the CEO of Automatic.
What is WordPress?
WordPress was born out of a wish, WordPress originally had an elegant private publishing system architecture built on the PHP and MySQL programming languages and licensed under the GPL. WordPress is the official successor to b2 / cafelog. WordPress is a modern software for web creation, but WordPress was developed back in 2001.It is a mature and stable product. WordPress itself hopes to focus on user experience and web tool standards that are different from other web tools out there. And currently a total of 49% of websites around the world are built with WordPress. So be proud of you if you use WordPress. 🙂
2001 – cafelog b2 launched by Michel Valdrighi.
2003 – Matt Mullenweg and Mike Slightly revamped from b2 and created WordPress.
2004 – Plugins introduced with version 1.2 (Mingus).
2005 – System Themes and static pages introduced with version 1.5 (Strayhorn), followed by robust caching, a new user role system, and a new UI backend in Version 2.0 (Duke).
2007 – A new UI, autosave, spell check and other new features were introduced in Version 2.1 (Ella). Widgets, better Atom Feed support, and speed optimization in Version 2.2 (Getz). And the tagging, update notifications, pretty URLs (permalink) and the taxonomy system were just introduced in Version 2.3 (Dexter).
2008 – Version 2.5 (Brecker) was released with the Happy Cog administration UI (user interface) design, and introduced the system widget dashboard and API shortcode. Version 2.6 (Tyner) builds on 2.5 and introduced Post Revision and Press This. A usability study was conducted in 2.5 during the summer, leading to the development of the Crazyhorse prototype, and finally released Version 2.7 (Coltrane), which redesigned the administration UI to improve usability and make the admin tools more customizable for users. Version 2.7 also introduces automatic upgrades, built-in plugin installation, sticky post, comment threading / paging / reply and new APIs, bulk management, and inline documentation.
2009 – Version 2.8 (Baker) introduced a built-in theme installer and improved widget UI functionality and API. Version 2.9 (Carmen) introduces image editing, trash / Undo feature, bulk plugin updates, and oEmbed support.
2010 – Version 3.0 (Thelonious) was the major release, introduced a custom post type, created a simple custom taxonomy, added custom menu management, added a new API for custom headers and custom backgrounds, introduced a new default theme called “Twenty Ten” and enabled management. multiple sites (called MultiSite).
2011 – Version 3.1 (Gershwin) introduced the post format and admin bar. Version 3.2 (Reinhardt) made WordPress faster and lighter, this version was upgraded with minimum requirements for PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.15, and introduced a new default theme called “Twenty Eleven”. Version 3.3 (Sonny) makes WordPress more beginner friendly with its welcome message and pointer features.
2012 – Version 3.4 (Green) introduced the Customizer theme and preview themes. Version 3.5 (Elvin) introduces a new media manager and a new default theme called “Twenty Twelve”.
2013 – Version 3.6 (Peterson) introduces a new default theme called “Twenty Thirteen”, supports builtin Audio and Video, Dynamic and scalable revision, autosave enhancement and Post Lock. Version 3.7 (Basie) introduces automatic updates for maintenance and security, strong passwords, better search results and better global support for local versions. Version 3.8 (Parker) introduces a new admin design and a new default theme called “Twenty Fourteen”.
2014 – Version 3.9 (Smith) improved the media experience and introduced a live widget and header preview. Version 4.0 (Benny) introduced a grid view for the media library and for installing plugins, and a visual preview for embed content. Version 4.1 (Dinah) makes it easy to write, install languages from the Settings section, and the new and beautiful default theme, “Twenty Fifteen”.
Who uses WordPress?
You are at a good and right choice if you are using WordPress for your blog or website. Many well-known blogs, both news sites, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and many celebrities use WordPress.
For example, well-known blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch both use WordPress. Online news sites such as The New York Times’ blog and CNN blog all use WordPress. so it is with WP Radar. 🙂
How do I get started using WordPress?
WordPress is free. Yes, that’s right – WordPress is 100% free. You can start using WordPress by downloading directly at WordPress.org. and you can learn how to install WordPress here. or learn the complete WordPress tutorial here.
WordPress can be downloaded for self-hosted installation from WordPress.org by choosing a self-hosted service or it can also be used as a free hosted service via WordPress.com.
So, what are you waiting for? Please use WordPress to build your business online right now.