Welcome to Rackwoo Support Team's WordPress Knowledge Base area. Our intent behind creating this area of our Knowledge Base is to provide our Rackwoo.com clients and visitors an online referencing tool which is simple/easy to navigate, offers direction which is detailed but not overly complicated, resulting in a streamlined user experience when it comes to learning and researching the finer aspects of the world's most popular content management system (CMS), the greatest blogging and web publishing platform, WordPress.
From the most innovative and intricate PHP developer, PHP is the coding framework WordPress is built upon, to the first time online beginner who has just made the wisest decision of their online career to go with Managed WordPress hosting, anyone and everyone, no matter their level of experience and knowledge can benefit from knowing WordPress's early roots and how the platform came to life.
WordPress was born around 2pm on a picture perfect spring day back on May 27th, 2003. The newborn blogging script's proud parents were creators Mike Little and Matthew Mullenweg.
Born also in the month of May, May 12th, 1962 to be exact, was WordPress Co-creator and Co-founder Mike Little. Mr. Little is an English born web developer who lives in the great city of Stockport, England. Besides being a Co-founder and Co-creator of the first ever version of WordPress, Mr. Little is also a published author and Freelance Technical Editor who is also the founder of Zed1.com Limited and the official MikeLittle.org Blog. Mike also Co-founder of Maverick Marketing Ltd and was the recipient of the 2013 SASCon award for his outstanding contribution(s) to the online and digital world.
Matthew (Matt) Mullenweg is a web developer and entrepreneur who lives in Huston, TX. When Matt started WordPress with Mike Little in 2003, he was only 19 years old. In 2004, like most tech moguls, Mullenweg dropped out of college to work with CNET.com full time. With the help of CNET and their development team, Mullenweg continued to work on WordPress while at CNET.com, including working on CNET's blogs, while developing new content and media offerings.
Matt Mullenweg left CNET in late 2005 to continue working on WordPress in his own arena full-time. In December 2005, Mullenweg announced his next venture, which was Automattic. Automattic and Automattic.com became the infrastructure behind the extreme growth of WordPress.com and Akismet.com, which is WordPress's exclusive anti-spamming platform.
Given everything Mullenweg was already committed to and working on during this time, he still found time to startup Audrey Capital, which became his angel investment firm which has financially backed upwards of thirty companies since its inception back in 2008.
Throughout the following years, Mullenweg has continued in some fashion with WordPress and its development. In 2014 Mullenweg became the CEO of the Making the Web a Better Place company, Automattic.com. Automattic remains the key developer with some iconic and legendary apps synonymous to WordPress. These apps include WooCommerce, Akismet, VaultPress, Tumblr, Simplenote. Within a short period, Mr. Mullenweg was able to raise a significant amount of capital for the company.
In the Following YouTube Video, Matt Mullenweg, WordPress Co-creator and Co-founder, Reveals Insider Details About Starting Up the World's Most Popular Content Management System, WordPress. In This Exclusive Interview, Mullenweg Provides a Behind the Scenes Account of What It Was Really Like During Initial Development and Throughout WordPress's Startup Process.
Mullenweg has since served on the board of directors at GitLab, Inc and routinely can be found keynote and guest speaking and technology related events and seminars.
WordPress was not the first online blogging software. Prior to WordPress, the popular blogging software named
In its humble beginnings, WordPress was created and developed to fill the voids in then popular blogging and content creation platform b2/cafelog. WordPress was created out of necessity driven by complicated struggles and hit or miss providing online authors and bloggers a much needed and much improved platform which surpassed the limitations of the existing platform most commonly used known as of to write online copy and articles
with a simplistic solution that answered a very complex problem. WordPress as a solution needed to satisfy only a few simple goals, which included providing online authors and bloggers the ability to generate articles and blog posts that, allowing to freely create their content without them having to design, build, code, test, update and maintain the platform themselves.
Not only is WordPress the number one, most popular web publishing and blogging software on the planet, it is also the number one deployed and used CMS, A.K.A. content management system.
that allowed early online
a simple single page deployable, secure, and maintained tool that easily allowed authors
at it's core, WordPress
reach go way beyond articles and blogging. for creating a robust, dynamic, modern website, it is also licensed and offered as an open source software. Open source software means the software's initial founder(s)/creator(s) filed the software they created under the licensed as a GNU, General Public Use, and is free to anyone who would like to download it and use it to start an online blog to a sophisticated online eccomernce
resulting in a highly effective, efficient, and practical
content it provides
In July 2011, WordPress blogs pass the 50 million milestones, powering over 50 million blogs globally.