WordPress now has over 60 million users. But that wasn’t always the case. Let me take you through a brief history of the creation and growth of WordPress.

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Blogging platforms: A brief history of WordPress.
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The Year Was 2003, And WordPress Was In Its Infancy

Before 2003, WordPress was a platform known as B2/Cafelog. On the 27th of May, Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg would develop WordPress out of its predecessor.

This blogging platform wouldn’t take off instantly. Not until 2004, to be precise. Version 1.5 of the blogging platform would be a game-changer.

Users could write their own plugins and share them. This would be the beginning of more add-ons and changes that would continue to grow WordPress.

The Blogging Platform Would Continue To Grow

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WordPress is the blogging platform that never slows down.
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In 2006, WordPress would trademark their classic logo. Then, in 2008, version 2.5 would be launched, followed closely by version 2.7.

With continual upgrades, WordPress was gaining more and more speed, leaving their competitors in the dust.

By 2010, the WordPress Foundation would be created, as well as version 3.0 of the platform. The WordPress Foundation would ensure the blogging platform’s continual growth.

Version 3.0 of WordPress would continue to add customizations to make the platform more user friendly.

WordPress Stakes Its Claim As The Best

By 2013, WordPress would be the most popular blogging platform on the internet. After almost a decade, they haven’t slowed down a bit.

With version 3.7, they added mobile friendly options, which proved very useful. Now creating a blog or creating a full site is at your fingertips.

WordPress is still growing every year. Now, over 400 million people visit WordPress sites each month. Every second of the day someone is using the platform.


Whether to create their own site, or visit other company websites, WordPress is still untouchable.

What are your thoughts on WordPress?