Today is the WordPress Day. Thousands and thousands of people gather in hundreds of cities and towns all over the world to celebrate WordPress’s 10th birthday. In 10 years, WordPress went from just another PHP application for bloggers to a feature-rich platform that runs a huge chunk of the Web. WordPress came a long way, grew and matured. As did the community (of which I am a proud member) that developed, designed, translated, documented, optimized, argued, sponsored, tested, troubleshooted, and generally improved the system in so many different ways.
A big thank you goes to each and everyone involved in WordPress.org, Auttomatic and all those gadzillion projects. But, I also want to specially thank Matt Mullenweg, without who, I think WordPress wouldn’t be the same, if it would be at all. Thanks man, you are an inspiration to many. Keep it up and happy birthday.
P.S.: As I was writing this post, I realized that there was no meetup organized in Limassol, so, albeit with a very short notice, let’s get together and have a pint at Alio Olio after work. I’ll be there from around 5:30 until whatever. Here is a quick link to Meetup event.