WordPress Time Machine
This Sunday is when we’re “officially” celebrating that WordPress is 15. (I’m going to a party in Denver, with Matt Mullenweg in attendance.) That’s because it was 15 years ago to the day that the first code was pushed to the fork of b2/cafelog that WordPress is today.
What WordPress Teaches Us About Software Ecosystems
WordPress is, without a doubt, one of the most successful pieces of software of all time. Sure, Microsoft’s Office and Windows are both more influential. Apple’s iOS is huge, as is Google’s Android. Linux is no chump either. But WordPress is relevant to all those platforms and more. And it has about the same name recognition to boot. If people can name a single piece of web infrastructure technology today, there’s a good chance of WordPress being the one they know. (Not counting Facebook as infrastructure.)