Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress 2013-2023

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20 years — a new milestone

On May 27, 2023, WordPress celebrates a significant milestone in its journey as the project reaches its 20th anniversary. As part of the planned activities to mark this achievement, project leadership commissioned a book last year to document the years since its first commissioned work, Milestones – The Story of WordPress (2003-2013.)

The next volume, Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress, spans the history of WordPress from 2013-2023 and catalogs its wins, learnings, and everything in between. From changes to how users engage with the platform to confronting a worldwide pandemic, the book reflects on the most impactful moments over the last decade.

As the book gets ready for general release on the anniversary of WordPress, you, the community, have a role to play in ensuring that the story comes to life.

How you can help

You’re invited to play the role of editor by reviewing one or all of the 16 chapters. The book’s chapters are available on GitHub; each chapter has its own markdown file and is immediately available for download.

As you get started, a very important resource that can prove helpful is The WordPress Writing Style Guide

Please focus on the content in your review rather than syntax, for instance. Here are some tips for what helpful feedback will look like providing additional source materials, including helpful links, offering potential images, spotting potential grammatical issues or typos, as well as any contextual documentation. Unhelpful feedback looks like offering a total rewrite or critique of the writing style.

To log a suggested edit, please create a new GitHub issue (one issue per ticket, please) and assign it to jpantani, who is assisting with this project’s wrangling.

Quick steps to take action

Please share your feedback by April 30, 2023.