It’s time for celebrations as WordPress turns 20 on May 27, 2023!
WordPress 0.7 was officially released on 27th May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Since its inception, this open-source content management system has only reached newer heights with each new release, the latest being the WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy.”
It is the #1 CMS platform with a market share of 63.3% and has a repository of 60,339 free plugins and 10,752 free themes. To celebrate this incredible milestone, the WordPress community around the globe has organized various WP20 celebration meetups in their city.
From being a blogging platform to becoming the world’s top most used CMS, WordPress has come a long way and is only getting more innovative and technologically advanced each year. The two-decade-long journey of WordPress is nothing short of an epic milestone. Also, let’s not forget the efforts of countless volunteers who are part of the WordPress community whose contribution has ensured that WordPress is still a thriving CMS platform.
Leading up to the official WordPress anniversary on May 27, 2023, several events are organized worldwide. Everyone who loves WordPress is joining and participating in these festivities. For more updates on the event, you can follow the official social handles of WordPress on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also use the #WP20 hashtag on social media so other members can follow along.