General History of WordPress

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General History of WordPress


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Created by Michelle Schulp

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Michel Valdrighi Announces b2 Café log

Michel Valdrighi announces he is working on b2 Café Log.

Matt Mullenweg Announces b2 Fork

Matt Mullenweg announces he intends to fork b2.

They found each other

To build a community

And called it WordPress
May 27, 2003: WordPress 1.0 is Released

May 27, 2003
Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little Release WordPress 0.7.

1.0 is released in January, 2004 - Called "Davis"

WordPress 1.2 Mingus introduces Hooks and Plugins

May, 2004
Version 1.2 "Mingus" is released.

The introduction of Hooks and Plugins attracts developers.

WordPress 1.5 Strayhorn introduces Themes

Principles designed

On true usability

For every person

Growing Pains

Committers and themes!

Balance day job with passion

A company forms
WordPress 2.7 Coltrane introduces the modern Admin.

December, 2008
Version 2.7 "Coltrane" is released.

With a new focus on usability and feedback, the modern Admin Dashboard, code-named "Crazyhorse," is introduced.

WordPress 3.0 Monk merges WPMU, introduces navigation menus.

Crazyhorse tests best

Please embrace the GPL

Free access for all