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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORDPRESS!
Today is May 27, 2023 and the 20th Anniversary of WordPress! It is also the final day of #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks, our campaign celebrating 20 Years of WordPress and the WordPress community. Thank you to everyone who has participated or will participate, and to all of you who make WordPress in a million different ways, every day.
WordPress was officially launched on May 27, 2003. Four months earlier, future WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg had posted about “The Blogging Software Dilemma” on his b2 blog, which caught the attention of WordPress’s other future co-founder Mike Little. Code was forked, a name was bestowed, and a beautiful open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project was born.
Check out more WordPress history in Milestones, the WordPress book
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Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.
- For more details on how to participate, check out the FAQ for the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks Campaign.
- You can also read the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks announcement post.
Share a comment on this post or any of the Previous Prompts to have your participation in #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks acknowledged by the Make WP Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.
Contributors to the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign include: @ninianepress, @ngreennc, @nomadskateboarding, @santanainniss, @sereedmedia, @courane01, @meaganhanes, @costdev, @felix, @joen, @boogah, @quizzycal, @tobifjellner, @annezazu, @psykro, @flixos90, @rmartinezduque, @estelaris, @oglekler.