A Look Back at Eight Years of WordPress


On May 27, 2003, the first public version of the open-source project known as WordPress became available for download. What started as a fork of the blogging platform b2 has evolved into one of the largest publishing platforms on the web.

More than 45 million websites are powered by WordPress or WordPress.com — including Mashable. In celebration of WordPress’s eight birthday, we wanted to take a look at how the project and its user interface has evolved over the years.

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