History Of WordPress

Written by Ahsanul Karim

We already know WordPress celebrates 10th anniversary on May 27, 2013. WordPress is certainly best blogging software. WordPress is the combination of PHP & MySQL. It is free & open source blogging tool. The founder of WordPress are Matt Mullenweg & Mike Little. It is launched with b2/cafelog blogging software. On 27th May, 2003. WordPress released first version under 0.70. It is the summary of WordPress history.


wordpress 10 year

On 24th January, 2003, Matt Mullenweg wrote about update version of b2 blogging software & there he first time comment. Here Mike Little added comment:


wordpress history


WordPress Launch:

WordPress first version 0.70 & final version 3.5.1. Total 78 version launched.

Lets enjoy 10 years history of WordPress:

Also Read: How To know Which WordPress Theme Used By Other Sites


18 June, 2013:

First time WordPress official site design :


wordpress official site

It is the first WordPress About Page. Read it & you’ll learn lot:


wordpress about page


WordPress Editor Panel:

wordpress editor panel

May, 2004:

Next year WordPress added sidebar& added Donate option.

wordpress donate site


Next year, some New feature added in Editor panel:

wordpress new editor panel

May 2005:

Design unchanged & some new feature added:recommend Web Hosting Theme Showcase, Editor Panel etc.

wordpress new theme


2005 WordPress Editor Panel:

wordpress editor panel


Read here all WordPress Update information:

WordPress 3.8 Version Launch

WordPress 3.5 Version Launch

WordPress 3.4.1 Version Launch

WordPress 3.3 Version


As WordPress crossed 10 year, so I think its perfect time to share WordPress history. I hope every blogger will love it. I’ll be glad if you share it with other bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

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Ahsanul Karim

Ahsanul Karim is the founder and admin of Tech Desighn . He is a Tech Blogger & writes on blogging, SEO, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter tips & publish articles on latest tech gadgets.You can add him in Facebook, Twitter,


  • Pretty much interesting. I remember the time when I was writing a post on the amazing facts about wordpress I went through this history which was quite amazing and awesome.
    Thanks for adding upto the wordpress community.

  • Hi Ahsan,

    It’s tough to imagine that WordPress is already 10 years old! I still remember the time when I started on the Blogger platform and how I was guided to switch to WordPress, and there has been no looking back ever since.

    I loved the images you shared in this post showing all the various versions of WordPress – and I this only getting better by the day, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello Harleena Singh,

      It’s no doubt that WordPress is the best blogging platform. With huge collection of plugins, seo friendly themes WordPress is always in hit list for bloggers.

      Like all other bloggers I also wish WordPress will continue its update & help us to work easier.

      Anyway Happy Blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hi Ahsanul, This is really nice ๐Ÿ™‚ & helpful post to know about History of WordPress. Ahsanul, you have done a great Job to share this post “History of WordPress” which start from 2003 & still going on ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really like Beautiful historical part of WordPress.

  • Heyy Ashnasul,
    Great research indeed. ! I have read many blogs delivering article on wordpress but this one is the most rarest article i have ever read on the history on wordpress. WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform around the globe. I really liked that wordpress is successful from past 10 years and is till moving on.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome information regarding wordpress.

  • Hey,
    i was not know about the history of WordPress. I am a new blogger. I hope i will be a pro bloggers like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You have shared the great post after doing a great research. I went many blogging websites but never a get awesome post like that. You remind us how much wordpress played a important role for any of us. I like that you have shared the all images of wordpress changes since 2003 till now. I like this amazing post and hats off to you man and for your great research too.

  • WordPress started with version 0.70. This is amazing! I stumbled on your site while researching on WordPress history.
    It was really a brief history, but full of insights I needed. Thanks man!

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