On May 27th, 2003, Matt Mullenweg announced the availability of the first release of WordPress, version 0.7. He and Mike Little became the co-founders of a little project that, in the years since, has made a big impact on web publishing.
A lot has happened in the last year. If you have the desire to reminisce a bit, browse through our post archives starting last May and see just how much has happened since then.[ref]Speaking of which, check out the eighth birthday post for another blast from the not-so-distant past.[/ref] The WordPress community is a busy one!
If you’re in the mood to thank people today, you can thank WordPress co-founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, the hundreds of contributors to WordPress core over the years, support forum moderators and the theme review team, anyone who has made a theme or plugin that you’ve used, or maybe even the person who first introduced you to WordPress.
And looking forward, don’t forget that Mullenweg has made some interesting goals for the next year of WordPress development.
For the comments below, let us know how long you’ve used WordPress. Have you made decent progress in your career or hobby in the last year? What do you want to see the next year bring? And just think, as Ryan Duff joked on Twitter, about what we have to look forward to as WordPress approaches that “defiant teenager” age.