WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The newest version of WordPress is version 2.5, this version include a very useful widgets and hundred of plugins available at wordpress.org
A Little History
WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product.
2005 was the first stable release of our 1.5 version (introduced themes) which was downloaded over 900,000 times, the start of hosted service WordPress.com to expand WP’s reach, the founding of Automattic by several core members of the WP team, and finally the release of version 2.0.
In 2007 they adopted a regular release schedule, putting out major feature releases roughly every 3-4 months, or three times a year.
As of today… almost a million downloaded the WordPress 2.5 since the released this year. Today, May 27th, WordPress will turn 5 years old. To celebrate they are throwing a party in San Francisco at 111 Minna, starting at 9PM.
You can get the full details and RSVP on Upcoming.org or on Facebook.
This article was posted on my local pc, I forgotten to publish this online… Sorry!