In this Presentation
- 6 Major Milestones of WordPress History
- Pre-History of WordPress.
- The conception of, and original contributors to, WordPress.
- The introduction of Hooks, Plugins, and Themes to WordPress.
- The founding of Automattic.
- The introduction of the modern dashboard.
- The evolution to becoming a CMS.
Michel Valdrighi announces he is working on b2 Café Log.
Matt Mullenweg announces he intends to fork b2.
May 27, 2003
Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little Release WordPress 0.7.
1.0 is released in January, 2004 - Called "Davis"
Version 1.2 "Mingus" is released.
The introduction of Hooks and Plugins attracts developers.
Version 1.5 "Strayhorn" is released.
The introduction of Themes allows users to modify their blog's look and feel.
- As WordPress grows past infancy, the developers are still working "day-jobs".
- First, Matt turns to hosting paid articles on WordPress.org.
- After pushback from the community, Matt acquires WordPress.com.
- Akismet is published, but is not free for commercial use.
- Automattic, Inc is formed to monetize and fund the project.
- Clear boundaries between Automattic and WordPress are worked out.
Version 2.7 "Coltrane" is released.
With a new focus on usability and feedback, the modern Admin Dashboard, code-named "Crazyhorse," is introduced.
Version 3.0 "Monk" is released.
Merging with WPMU, introducing the TwentyTen theme and Navigation Menus, WordPress becomes a true CMS.