Happy birthday, WordPress!

Five years ago today, WordPress was born.

The popular blogging platform or content management system (take your pick of description) has come a very long way in this short time.

I first started using WordPress in 2005, a time when I was experimenting with a number of blogging platforms including Movable Type.

In February 2006, I made a full switch to WordPress from TypePad as I believed WordPress offered the best platform of all the different systems you could choose from.

I still believe that today.

And today WordPress is part of a set of solutions that include the original self-hosting product (the one that this blog runs on), the hosted WordPress.com, the multi-user WordPress MU, and the excellent Akismet anti-spam service.

So, Matt Mullenweg and everyone at Automattic, here’s to you for five terrific years for expanding social communication and enabling anyone – individual and big corporation alike – to easily join the conversation.

And here’s to another five years. At least.

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Ellee

    I agree Neville. I’ve had the same WordPress weblog for two years and don’t want to change it at all. It is so flexible too.

  2. Valeria Maltoni

    I’m right behind you, Neville. With all the problems, volatility and inconsistency I have experienced in the last two weeks with TypePad, I have no desire to remain there.

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