WordPress is now 14-years old. The CMS has come a long way from a simple blog application. Today, WordPress powers corporate portals, social media websites and of course blogs! Despite the challenges from emerging CMS and specialized publication platforms, WordPress continues to grow. The numbers suggest that it now powers 27% of the Internet — no small feat for an application that didn’t receive much love in its initial years. Here is a short overview of how WordPress fared in the last year. And yes, there is a special gift at the end for all fellow WordPressers.
Happenings in the Year!
Matt Mullenweg refused to participate in President Trump’s program of creating a Muslim Registry.
Jetpack ignites controversy with its alternate marketplace for free themes.
WordPress.com Business users could now install third party themes and plugins.
Matt Mullenweg launched WordPress Growth Council to make a tank-tank for individuals and organizations.
WordPress has updated its recommended requirements. The list include PHP 7.0 or higher, MySQL 5.6 (or MariaDB 10.0) and HTTPS support.
WooCommerce undergoes a brand reorganization as WooThemes redirects