After dropping out of college and working on CNET Networks 2004-2005, Mullenweg quit the job and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com (which provides free WordPress blogs and other services), Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, PollDaddy, and still much more. And currently Matt Mullenweg is CEO of Automatic.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress was born out of a wish,
2003 - Matt Mullenweg and Mike Slightly changed from b2 and created WordPress.
2004 - Plugins introduced with version 1.2 (Mingus).
2005 - Theme System and static pages were introduced with version 1.5 (Strayhorn), followed by powerful caching, a new user role system, and a new UI
2007 - A new UI,
2008 - Version 2.5 (Brecker) was released
2009 - Version 2.8 (Baker) introduces built-in installer themes and improves UI widget and API functions. Version 2.9 (Carmen) introduces image editing, trash or trash / Undo
2010 - Version 3.0 (Thelonious) is the main release, introduces custom post types, creates
2011 - Version 3.1 (Gershwin) introduces
2012 - Version 3.4 (Green) introduces Customizer theme and preview themes. Version 3.5 (Elvin) introduces a new media manager and a new default theme called "Twenty Twelve".
2013 - Version 3.6 (Peterson) introduces a new default theme called "Twenty Thirteen", supports builtin Audio and Video, Dynamic and scalable revisions, autosave enhancements and Post Lock. Version 3.7 (Basie) introduces automatic updates for maintenance and security, strong passwords, better search results and better global support for local versions. Version 3.8 (Parker) introduces a new admin design and a new default theme called "Twenty Fourteen".
2014 - Version 3.9 (Smith) enhances the experience on media and introduced live widgets and preview headers. Version 4.0 (Benny) introduces a grid view for media libraries and for installing plugins, and visual previews for embed content. Version 4.1 (Dinah) makes it easy on the writing, language installation of the Settings section, and the new and beautiful default theme, "Twenty Fifteen".
WHOM USING WORDPRESS?
HOW TO GET STARTED USING WORDPRESS?
WordPress is free. Yes, that's right - WordPress is 100% free. You can start using WordPress with direct download on WordPress.org.
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