WordPress Celebrates Its 10th Birthday
Posted: May 29, 2013 by Maja Johnson
What started as a not so popular blogging platform back in 2003, grew into the most popular Content Management System in the world. WordPress today powers 18% of the websites in the world, which accounts for an amazing 70 million websites. Many popular websites like CNN, The New York Times, Celebrity Net Worth, and many more use the WordPress software for their digital publishing.
WordPress was developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Back in 2003, it was a blogging platform called b2/Cafelog. It was meant to be an open and free blogging tool that was easy to install and use. Anybody who had a web host that supported PHP or MySQL, could use the to-be WordPress system. As time went by, b2/Cafelog became WordPress and developed into more than just a blogging tool.
Today, WordPress functions as a fully developed Content Marketing System. Entire websites and applications are run on this software. A website built on WordPress can have shopping carts, social network widgets, plugins, themes, and much more. According to Matt Mullenweg, the next step is to develop WordPress into a fully functional Operating System on the web. For that purpose, the company has raised $50 million from the secondary stock transaction earlier last week.