WordPress was first released on 27th May 2003. It reached 17 years old on 27th May 2020. It’s rather popular you know. Here are a few of WordPress’s significant events from 2003 to the current day.
- Thanks Mike @mikelittlezed1,
- Thanks Matt @photomatt,
- Thanks to its predecessor (b2/cafelog by Michel Valdrighi),
- And to all the contributors who’ve done good stuff.
|2003||WordPress 0.70 released – with WordPress Links, Texturize and Intelligent Line Breaks.
WordPress Wiki created for documentation; now called codex.
New plugin architecture
Planet WordPress: planet.wordpress.org
|2005||Incredibly flexible theme system in WordPress 1.5.
Kubrick default theme
|2006||WordPress 2 – released 31 Dec 2005 –
WYSIWYG Editing with TinyMCE
WordPress MU 1.0 and bbPress
WordCamp in San Francisco
WebWare 100 Winner
|2008||WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” – new Dashboard
|2009||WordPress 2.9, oh so fine: built in image editor, easier video embeds
Canonical Plugins (Say What?)
WordPress Wins CMS Award
|2010||WordPress Wins CMS Award – again
WordPress Trademark Changes Hands
100 million plugin downloads and counting
WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”: default theme Twenty Ten, merge of MU and WordPress into WordPress Multi Site
|2011||Version 3.2: WordPress is Faster and Lighter, requires PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0
State of the Word: user and developer survey
Passwords Reset on wordpress.org
|2012||Version 3.5: New Media Manager|
|2013||WordPress 3.8 “Parker”: the most beautiful update yet
WordPress 3.7 “Basie”: Automatic maintenance and security updates
WordPress 3.6 “Oscar”: I started contributing to WordPress core as @bobbingwide!
|2014||WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”:Distraction-free writing|
|2015||WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”: Responsive images, REST API
WordPress 4.2 “Powell”: utf8mb4 support
|2016||WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”: custom CSS, REST API Content Endpoints, Post Type Templates|
|2017||WordPress 4.9 “Tipton”: Lend a hand with Gutenberg.
|2018||WordPress 5.0 “Bebo”: the Block editor Gutenberg.
Default themes: from Twenty Ten onwards updated.
WordPress powers 30% of the Internet
|2019||WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”: Twenty Twenty theme, block editor improvements|
|2020||WordCamps and Meetups go online|
- WordPress History: https://wordpress.org/about/history/
- Download releases: https://wordpress.org/download/releases/
- Releases Category Archive: https://wordpress.org/news/category/releases/
- WordPress Versions: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions
Can we get rid of my-hacks.php yet? https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33741