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Wordpress

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WordPress

Free and open source blogging tool and a content management system based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2003.

Countries: (59%), United States (33%), Netherlands (2%)

Main connections: WordPress.com, Mozilla, Reddit

Linked to: Automattic, Secunia, Twitter, Forbes

 

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2003

WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a joint effort between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little to create a fork of b2 add something


2004

In 2004 the licensing terms for the competing Movable Type package were changed by Six Apart and many of its most influential users migrated to WordPress add something

 

AutoTheme - The osCommerce and CRE Loaded versions were released in October 2004 and the WordPress version of AutoTheme was released in March 2006


2005

Firedoglake - In late 2005, Hamsher expanded FDL into a group blog, featuring such regular contributors as Christy Hardin Smith , Marcy Wheeler , "TRex", "Pachacutec", and "Siun", who have since been joined by others, and she publishes it utilizing WordPress, enabling moderated and filtered commenting


2006

The first such event was WordCamp 2006 in August 2006 in San Francisco, which lasted one day and had over 500 attendees add something


2007

In 2007, WordPress won a Packt Open Source CMS Award add something

 

Many security issues have been uncovered in the software, particularly in 2007 and 2008 add something

 

In January 2007, many high profile search engine optimization blogs, as well as many low-profile commercial blogs featuring AdSense, were targeted and attacked with a WordPress exploit add something

 

In a June 2007 interview, Stefan Esser, the founder of the PHP Security Response Team, spoke critically of WordPress's security track record, citing problems with the application's architecture that made it unnecessarily difficult to write code that is secure from SQL injection vulnerabilities, as well as some other problems add something

 

Michelle Malkin - She continued to contribute frequently to MichelleMalkin.com, and in June 2007, she revamped it, moving it to a larger server on WordPress

 

WordPress.com - In August 2007 Adnan Oktar, a Turkish creationist, was able to get a Turkish court to block Internet access to WordPress.com by all of Turkey

 

The first WordCamp outside San Francisco was held in Beijing in September 2007 add something


2008

Trent Vanegas - In 2008, the site moved to Wordpress and was relaunched with a new layout

 

Sarcastic Gamer - The same increases in traffic that necessitated the extra staff were the impetus behind the shifting of the site, in early 2008, from its original host service, Blogger, to its present self-hosting state with Wordpress

 

Giant Bomb - Giant Bomb started as a Wordpress blog, which opened on March 5, 2008


2009

In 2009, WordPress won the Packt best Open Source CMS Awards add something

 

Lyceum (software) - As of March 2009, Lyceum was based on an old version of WordPress and was inactive while the developer considered whether or not to resume development

 

According to Secunia, WordPress in April 2009 had 7 unpatched security advisories , with a maximum rating of "Less Critical add something

 

Labourhome - In May 2009 the website switched from using bespoke blogging software to WordPress, with a significant change in appearance

 

By October 2009 the 2009 Open Source content management system Market Share Report reached the conclusion that WordPress enjoyed the greatest brand strength of any open-source content-management systems add something


2010

In 2010, WordPress won the Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source Awards add something

 

GetSimple CMS - Hot Scripts counted the CMS in May 2010 to the ten easiest and lightest weight scripts on the web, Design Shack counts it among 50 WordPress alternatives ranks eighth on

 

StumbleUpon - As of June 13, 2010, sites using StumbleThru include BBC.com, Blogger, Break.com, CNN.com, Collegehumor, Flickr.com, FunnyorDie.com, Howstuffworks.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Metacafe.com, Pbs.org, PhysOrg, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, The Onion, Wikipedia, Wired.com, WordPress and YouTube

 

WordPress.com - In September 2010, it was announced that Windows Live Spaces, & Microsoft's blogging service, would be closing, and that Microsoft would instead be partnering with WordPress.com for blogging services

 

On September 9, 2010, Automattic handed the WordPress trademark to the newly created WordPress Foundation, which is an umbrella organization supporting WordPress.org , bbPress and BuddyPress add something

 

Automattic - On September 9, 2010, Automattic gave the $ WordPress trademark and control over bbPress and BuddyPress to the WordPress Foundation


2011

In 2011, WordPress won the Open Source Web App of the Year Award at The Critters add something

 

WordPress 3,1 was subsequently released in February, 2011 add something

 

WordPress.com - On March 3, 2011 WordPress.com sustained "the largest and most sustained attack we've seen in our six year history", according to Matt Mullenweg

 

Louis Bacon - In May 2011, the High Court in London granted Bacon a court order to obtain information from the Wikimedia Foundation, "The Denver Post" newspaper, and WordPress as to the identities of internet users alleged to have defamed him

 

With version 3,2, released on July 4, 2011, the minimum requirement PHP version and MySQL were raised as well add something

 

OwnLocal - In October 2011, OwnLocal received an undisclosed amount from a funding round led by Automattic, the developer of WordPress


2012

Investigative News Network - In 2012, INN developed "Project Largo", a WordPress theme and CMS platform for news websites based on NPR's Project Argo that is used by member organizations in New Orleans, Connecticut, Maine, Iowa, Oklahoma and elsewhere

 

GetSimple CMS - The Content Manager magazine dedicated to the CMS a detailed presentation and took it in 2012 next to TYPO3 and WordPress in a comparison of 15 open source CMS on

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - Wider protests were considered and in some cases committed to by major internet sites, with high-profile bodies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Reddit, Mozilla, LinkedIn, &IAC (IAC_(company)), eBay, PayPal, WordPress and Wikimedia being widely named as "considering" or committed to an "unprecedented" internet blackout on January 18, 2012

 

Stop Online Piracy Act - Wider protests were considered and in some cases committed to by major internet sites, with high-profile bodies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, AOL, Reddit, Mozilla, LinkedIn, &IAC (IAC_(company)), eBay, PayPal, WordPress and Wikimedia being widely named as "considering" or committed to an "unprecedented" internet blackout on January 18, 2012

 

Internet Defense League - As of May 2012, several notable organizations have signed on to the protest network, including Mozilla, Reddit, Wordpress and the Cheezburger Network

 

Golden Dawn (Greece) - In May 2012, WordPress shut down Golden Dawn's official website and blog due to death threats against Xenia Kounalaki, a journalist

 

WordPress.com - On November 15, 2012, WordPress.com announced that Bitcoins would be accepted as a payment method


2013

Casengo - At the start of 2013, the company launched plugins for Wordpress, Magento and Drupal to ease the implementation of its contact widget

 

WordPress.com - In March 2013, a few Russian providers blocked two IP address and denied access to near 15 millions sites on WordPress.com's platform

 

In June 2013, it was found that some of the 50 most downloaded WordPress plugins were vulnerable to common Web attacks such as SQL injection and XSS. A separate inspection of the top-10 e-commerce plugins showed that 7 of them were vulnerable add something


2014

As of February 19, 2014, version 3,8 had been downloaded more than 20 million times add something

 

Media Temple - In March 2014, Media Temple unveiled a new managed WordPress hosting product, which the company further expanded in May 2014

 

Benny Goodman - In August 2014, WordPress, the free and open source blogging tool and a content management system named Version 4,0 Benny in his honor

 

Dinah Washington - Version 4,1 of the Open Source Content Management System, WordPress released in December 2014 was named after Washington


2015

Media Temple - In February 2015, Media Temple's managed WordPress offering evolved into a full-featured solution with four new customized plans

 

In March 2015, it was reported by many security experts and SEOs including Search Engine Land that a SEO plugin for Wordpress called Wordpress SEO by Yoast which is used by more than 14 million users worldwide has a vulnerability which can lead to an exploit where hackers can do a Blind SQL injection add something


2016

Social computing - Web. 22 Oct. 2016 include Tumblr, Wordpress, Squarespace, Blogger, and Posterous

 

Social computing - Web. 22 Oct. 2016 include Tumblr, Wordpress, Squarespace, Blogger, and Posterous

 

Media Temple - In May 2016, Media Temple unveiled a new enterprise-grade WordPress offering powered by Amazon Web Services

 

Wix.com - On November 2016, it was known that Wix has stolen GPL code from WordPress


2017

WordPress.com - In advance of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of 2017, a rainbow banner was placed at the top of the WordPress Reader

 

In January 2017, security auditors at Securi identified a vulnerability in the WordPress REST API that would allow any unauthenticated user to modify any post or page within a site running WordPress 4,7 or greater add something

 

As of March 2017, WordPress has over 55,286 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs add something


2018

Johannes Gutenberg - In 2018, WordPress, the open-source CMS platform, named it's new editing system Gutenberg in tribute to him

 

Plesk - As of October 2018, Plesk has integrated support for various Content Management Systems including WordPress, $Joomla, Drupal and other web software such as git, Docker, Multi-server management, as well as framework ready environment for Node


2019

As of February 2019, WordPress.org has 54,402 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs add something

 

As of June 2019, WordPress.org has 55,131 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs add something