WordPress celebrated the 17th anniversary of…

WordPress celebrated the 17th anniversary of its first release on May 27th. πŸŽ‰

Matt Mullenweg recalls, “The main feedback we got at the time was that the blogging software market was saturated and there wasn’t room or need for anything new.” He notes that 38 releases later, WordPress continues to press forward.

WordPress is approaching 37.2% of the CMS market share according to W3Techs. (The .2% is growth up from about 36.9% since the end of May.) πŸ“ˆ

Just for kicks, check out the post that announced the first public release of WordPress. XHTML 1.1, “Highly Intelligent Line Breaks,” and “Manual Excerpts” were the headliners.

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