Evolution of WordPress

WordPress got its start way back in 2003 as a fork of the blogging platform b2, but it’s come a long way since then. Major milestones include:

  • The addition of plug-ins in 2004
  • Theme system and static pages in 2005
  • Widgets in 2007
  • Shortcode API and Dashboard Widgets in 2008
  • Image editing in 2009
  • Custom menus and multisite management in 2010
  • Post formats in 2011
  • Theme customizer in 2012

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