WordPress Turns 20

WordPress, the open source software, which powers over 43% of the entire websites, is celebrating its 20th birthday today.

The WordPress project was started on May 27, 2003 by the its co-founders Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. They started working together on the WordPress project after the following Mike’s comment to Matt’s blog.

Credit: WPTavern

Recalling the Mike’s comments, Matt Mullenweg wrote in his blog:

I think part of what Mike Little showed with his comment on my blog that led to the creation of WordPress, is that it’s not about how many views you have, how many likes, trying to max all your stats… sometimes a single connection to another human is all that matters.

All it takes is a spark.

That’s what is beautiful about blogging. It’s too bad the advertising and social media platforms got us all caught up in status games for the past 15 years.

All you need is one view, one like, one comment, to change your life.

Matt Mullenweg on matt.blog

Celebrating the occasion, Mike Little, the co-founder of WordPress wrote in this twitter thread:

To celebrate the occasion, Matt Mullenweg had a conversation with Mike Little and Drupal co-founder about the project and open source publishing on the web.