WordPress 20th anniversary

20 years ago today, the first version of WordPress, WordPress 0.7, was released.

WordPress 20th anniversary logo color blue green.

The four freedoms of Free Software has taken us this far, and hopefully to the far future as well.

  • To run the program for any purpose.
  • To study how the program works and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • To redistribute.
  • To distribute copies of your modified versions to others.

Curious about how this beloved open source project started and grow? Read the history of WordPress in this online book, which covers the first 20 years of WordPress in two parts:

Milestones: The Story of WordPress (2003 – 2013)
Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress (2013 – 2023)

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