Today our favorite CMS celebrates its 20th anniversary 🎉. A special website dedicated to this event has been established by the WordPress team:
What started as a way to make a better blogging experience has grown into a vibrant open source project that powers an ever-growing percentage of the world’s websites. https://wp20.wordpress.net
Let’s commemorate some historic milestones the WordPress project passed within two decades:
May 2003: WordPress 0.7 – The first release
January 2004: WordPress 1.0
May 2004: Support for plugins
August 2006: The first WordCamp has been organized
December 2008: Automatic upgrades with a single click
June 2010: Multisite functionality
October 2013: Automatic maintenance and security background updates
December 2015: The WP-API has been integrated
December 2018: A new block-based Editor
July 2021: theme.json
January 2022: Full Site Editing
WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” has been released with a new block-based Editor.
All our Starter Themes have been updated and tested with the new version.
If you would like to give it a try please make sure to backup your site and test it on a local environment first.