A Decade of WordPress
May marks the 10th anniversary of WordPress, the most popular content management system (CMS). What was once a small blogging software in 2003 is now powers 18% of the web.
WordPress was started by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and the open-source software has grown to include thousands of contributors. It was started as an easy, free way for users to publish their own content. If you had a web host that supported PHP and MySQL and you knew how to use FTP, getting WordPress installed took, famously, under five minutes. Today, most web hosts have one-click install buttons so that users don’t even have to bother with FTP. Hosted offerings from WordPress.com and others are also abundantly available.
By 2015, 6.5 billion page views will be made every month on sites using the WordPress platform. HBD WordPress!