Hello world!

This is my tribute for all the good people at WordPress that are working day and night, so that we can use this wonderful interface, for free, without asking anything else in return, without selling our personal data to the algorithm monsters. Thank you guys, for everything. 🙏

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

This is the default post that is created once you install WordPress for the first time, to help anyone who have no idea what they have installed yet, it is the same first post for the last 17 years.

Did you ever think of the first post ever? WordPress was released on 27th of May, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a fork of b2/cafelog. But before the release date, there were posts on test run, version 0.7, this is the first post ever and the brief history of WordPress.

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WordPress first post entry from April 5, 2003

This very content is the oldest of the WordPress post archive I could find on the internet, thanks to web.archive.org I found a working version of WordPress 0.7. Apparently it was a part of a project under cafelog, before becoming WordPress. Later on 27th of May, 2003 Matt Mullenweg (American developer) and Mike Little (English developper) released the first official version of WordPress. According to Wikipedia b2/cafelog was estimated to have been installed on approximately 2,000 blogs as of May 2003. It was written in PHP for use with MySQL by Michel Valdrighi, who is now a contributing developer to WordPress. Although WordPress is the official successor, another project, b2evolution, is also in active development.

When WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a joint effort between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little to create a fork of b2, Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a friend of Mullenweg, suggested the name WordPress. As of May 2021, WordPress is used by 64.8% of all the websites whose content management system is known. This is 41.4% of the top 10 million websites.

Today that number must have increased even more. Plus one, at least for my own website and this isn’t my first WordPress website, I’ve used older versions of WordPress before back in 2005. Those were the golden times for blogging and I designed and programmed WordPress themes, but the interface was much harder to understand for amateur developers like me. You had to change the code more, the designs were simpler, or at least unique, they didn’t look like the exact same web designs of today. Anyhow that’s another post subject to discuss. This is how WordPress was born, for those who have interest of knowing something more.

Personaly, I appreciated all the hard work of all the teams around the world who’s working on WordPress and I sincerly thank them for making us possble to work on something really amazing.

D. ❤️

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