A long time ago, I built my website using software that was still defining what could and couldn’t be done with it. It was free today, but it might not be free tomorrow. I chose another path — a free and open-source path.
WordPress was in the right place at the right time to capture a groundswell of public support for Open Source software. Since then, it has continued to grow and evolve to fill the needs of people and businesses across the world. It now powers 30.9% of the web.
WordPress changed my life for the better, and I am forever grateful to the creators, contributors, and community behind the project. Many of them are my friends and co-workers.
Here’s to another 15 years and beyond.