Today is 14 years from the very first release of WordPress. The interface I’m using to write this (Calypso) is completely unrecognizable from what WordPress looked and worked like even a few years ago. Fourteen years in, I’m waking up every day excited about what’s coming next for us. The progress of the editor and CLI so far this year is awesome, and I’m looking forward to that flowing into improvements for customization and the REST API. Thanks as always to Mike for kicking off this crazy journey, all the people chipping in to make WordPress better, and Konstantin and Erick for surprising me with the cool cake above.
13 replies on “WordPress 14”
Congratulations! Wow, 14 years, I just calculated, I’m on 12+! Serious accords, a lot of hard work. I would try to equate WordPress to a teen, but it’s already been driving!
Congrats Matt! Powering a quarter of the web in 14 years is no small feat!
You’ve changed my life! Thank you…
Thank you WordPress – all the best for the next 14 years
It’s incredible to think that some users are younger than their CMS.
Congrats Matt and the WordPress team. Thank you all for building WordPress.
Congrats. 11 for me.
WordPress started my ball rolling and I have gathered no moss since. Many times it was contemplated to shut down my account in WordPress but my love for it is so strong that I know it stays forever. A big thank you and heartiest congrats on the magical 14 years. Splendid Journey! I sail with you.
HB Matt and congrats for that 14 WordPress !
Thank you Matt and your team for making the world a great place to be. I discovered WordPress while in prison serving 20 and I fell in love with it and it help me live a honest life though I wasn’t a qualified web developer. Thank you
My heartfelt congratulations to you on 14 years…My own blog will be turning 5 years old later this year, and I started in 2012! Isn’t it ever-so-amazing?-JW
Congratulations, thank you for building such a great thing.