Celebrating 21st WordPress birthday with 21% discount

As we celebrate the 21st birthday of WordPress, it’s a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and to look forward to the future. WordPress has grown from a simple blogging platform into a powerful content management system (CMS) that powers over 43% of the web. To honor this incredible milestone, we’re offering a special 21% discount on all our services and products. But before we dive into the details of the discount, let’s take a moment to appreciate the journey of WordPress and its founders.

The Founders: Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little

WordPress was founded by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003. What began as a fork of an existing project called b2/cafelog, quickly evolved into something much greater. Mullenweg and Little envisioned a platform that was easy to use, flexible, and most importantly, free. Their vision and dedication laid the foundation for what WordPress is today – a robust, open-source platform that has democratized publishing on the web.

What is WordPress?

At its core, WordPress is a CMS that allows users to create and manage websites with ease. Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner, or a developer, WordPress offers the flexibility to build anything from a simple blog to a full-fledged e-commerce site. Its vast library of themes and plugins makes it highly customizable, ensuring that you can create a site that perfectly fits your needs. Launch WP on Indystack now and use WP21BDAY coupon code.

WordPress Versions Over the Years

Over the years, WordPress has released numerous versions, each bringing new features, improvements, and innovations. Here’s a brief look at the journey through its versions:

  • WordPress 0.7 (2003): The first version, featuring basic functionality like text formatting and a templating system.
  • WordPress 1.0 “Miles” (2004): Introduced the plugin architecture, making it easier to extend WordPress.
  • WordPress 1.2 “Mingus” (2004): Brought in sub-categories, post preview, and more robust plugin architecture.
  • WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn” (2005): Added static pages and a new default theme, Kubrick.
  • WordPress 2.0 “Duke” (2005): Introduced a new admin dashboard and a new default theme, Classic.
  • WordPress 2.1 “Ella” (2007): Featured auto-save, spell check, and other improvements.
  • WordPress 2.2 “Getz” (2007): Added widgets and improved speed and security.
  • WordPress 2.3 “Dexter” (2007): Introduced native tagging support.
  • WordPress 2.5 “Brecker” (2008): A major redesign of the admin interface.
  • WordPress 2.6 “Tyner” (2008): Introduced post revisions and Press This! bookmarklet.
  • WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” (2008): Introduced a new admin interface and automatic upgrade.
  • WordPress 2.8 “Baker” (2009): Added theme browser and improved widgets management.
  • WordPress 2.9 “Carmen” (2009): Introduced global undo (trash) and image editor.
  • WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” (2010): Merged WordPress MU and introduced custom post types.
  • WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” (2011): Added the admin bar and internal linking.
  • WordPress 3.2 “Gershwin” (2011): Introduced a new default theme (Twenty Eleven) and faster performance.
  • WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” (2011): Improved the media uploader and added a new toolbar.
  • WordPress 3.4 “Green” (2012): Introduced the theme customizer.
  • WordPress 3.5 “Elvin” (2012): Improved the media manager.
  • WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” (2013): Added a new default theme (Twenty Thirteen) and improved autosave.
  • WordPress 3.7 “Basie” (2013): Introduced automatic updates.
  • WordPress 3.8 “Parker” (2013): Introduced a new admin design.
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith” (2014): Improved the visual editor and added live widget previews.
  • WordPress 4.0 “Benny” (2014): Improved the media library and editing experience.
  • WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” (2014): Introduced a new default theme (Twenty Fifteen) and distraction-free writing mode.
  • WordPress 4.2 “Powell” (2015): Improved plugin updates and added support for new character sets.
  • WordPress 4.3 “Billie” (2015): Added menu management in the customizer and site icons.
  • WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” (2015): Introduced responsive images and REST API infrastructure.
  • WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” (2016): Improved customizer and introduced inline linking.
  • WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” (2016): Improved plugin and theme management, and added native fonts in the admin.
  • WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” (2016): Introduced the REST API content endpoints and a new default theme (Twenty Seventeen).
  • WordPress 4.8 “Evans” (2017): Added new widgets for images, video, and audio.
  • WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” (2017): Improved customizer workflow and code editing.
  • WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” (2018): Introduced the new block editor, Gutenberg.
  • WordPress 5.1 “Betty” (2019): Improved the site health feature and performance.
  • WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” (2019): Added new site health features and improved fatal error recovery.
  • WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” (2019): Improved the block editor and introduced new blocks.
  • WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” (2020): Improved the block editor with new blocks and embeds.
  • WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” (2020): Added auto-updates for themes and plugins, and introduced lazy-loading images.
  • WordPress 5.6 “Simone” (2020): Added a new default theme (Twenty Twenty-One) and improved block patterns.
  • WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” (2021): Introduced new editor improvements and an easier way to make HTTPS.
  • WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” (2021): Added support for WebP images and introduced template editing mode.
  • WordPress 5.9 “Josephine” (2022): Introduced full site editing and new default theme (Twenty Twenty-Two).
  • WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” (2022): Improved the full site editing experience and enhanced template editing.
  • WordPress 6.1 “Misha” (2022): Focused on performance improvements and enhanced block editor features.
  • WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” (2023): Introduced new design tools and expanded template editing capabilities.
  • WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” (2023): Added new features to enhance user experience and security.
  • WordPress 6.4 “Nash” (2023): Improved accessibility, performance, and introduced new block patterns.
  • WordPress 6.5 “Regina” (2024): You can read more about all the features in our blog post WordPress tips for 2024

Each of these versions has contributed to making WordPress the versatile and powerful platform it is today.

Celebrate with Us!

To celebrate this significant milestone, we are thrilled to offer a special 21% discount on all our products.

Simply use the code WP21BDAY at checkout to enjoy your discount.

Thank you for being a part of the WordPress community and for supporting us on this incredible journey. Here’s to many more years of innovation, growth, and success with WordPress!

Happy 21st Birthday, WordPress!