The History of WordPress

October 29, 2013
by WordPress Unit

In 2003, Matt Mullenweg started WordPress.  He came up with the idea to build this Internet changing open-sourced software because he wanted to create a better publishing tool for websites.  Mullenweg previously used b2/cafelog for his blog, but wanted to develop a better software that would constantly be updated.  With the help of Michel Valdrighi the original b2/cafelog author, Mullenweg created WordPress.

WordPress has become a tool used by 15% of the Internet’s websites; however, it was not always this big.  In its early stages, it was created solely for personal blogging.  It began as a simple, free way for people to publish their own ideas but grew into a tool that any major company can use.  Since WordPress was built for non-tech people, it has been designed to be very user-friendly, so whether you want to blog or create a website for your company, it is perfect for anyone to use.

WordPress has evolved over the years to become one of the greatest Internet tools that major companies use.  These websites have become complex and now can contain shopping cart systems, Twitter analytics services, and other features that make the website even better. It has become a tool used by popular companies like CNN, Reuters, The New York Times and many others.  The great thing about WordPress is that it keeps changing to better suite the consumers’ needs.


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