As most of you know, today is our self-declared Unofficial International WordPress Day, a day to celebrate the existence of WordPress and to thank Automattic and the rest of the WordPress community for all of their hard work and dedication.
While many of you are posting about why you love WordPress on your blogs, we here at WPCandy are also raising a toast to the WordPress team and community. Here are our thoughts on WordPress.
ahem… Michael Castilla…Mike? Hello?
Apparently Mike ate himself or something cause he’s nowhere to be found. Once we find him we’ll lock him up and make him explain why he loves WordPress. For now, we’ll just skip the kid.
Update: Alright, sorry guys! It’s been a busy day. Anyways, I love WordPress … for pretty much 3 reasons. It’s easy to work with, both the back-end and front-end, it has a huge community supporting it, and it’s free 🙂
WordPress, the CMS, and the company behind, is an amazing piece of work and I’d like to thank everyone and anyone who’s put in a helping hand to help it grow to what it’s become today. That’s all. I hope you all enjoyed WordPress Day!
I started working with WordPress just over a year ago, in early May 2007. Since then I’ve learned a great deal about the ins and outs of the system, which have helped me to run WPCustomization, provide WordPress as an option to my own personal clients, and help Mike launch the brand-new WPCandy v3.
I’ve only ever used one other CMS, Expression Engine. And as much as I love WordPress, I have to say, EE is a piece of work. However, WordPress is still my content management system of choice for most projects. It’s extremely easy to customize and I’m confident there’s a plugin out there somewhere for almost anything I might need a site to do. If I get stuck there’s thousands of other developers out there to give me a hand and an entire community to give me feedback on my latest project. I had so much fun working with Mike to make v3 of this site happen. It was a huge overhaul and we required way more out of the basic WP installation than most other sites do. But by working hard for a few weeks on the site, both of us learned a great deal more about WordPress.
A huge thanks goes out to Automattic and the entire WordPress team for all their years of hard work. They choose to keep WordPress free for everyone but still work hard to make it one of the best CMSs out there.
I also thank the entire WordPress community for helping to expand WordPress even further. The collection of tens of thousands of plugins and themes always amazes me and it hasn’t slowed down in the least bit.
I can’t wait to see what the next versions of WordPress bring us. There isn’t another free CMS out there that matches the quality and community size that WordPress has. Thanks to everyone who’s helped out all these years.
Remember, we’re holding a huge contest over on the official WP Day page with a few thousand dollars worth of themes and plugins. We’d love to hear your thoughts on WordPress, so if you haven’t already done so, please head over there and leave your comment now. Also, if you haven’t already, please consider joining us in donating to the WordPress team for all their hard work. Thanks!