Celebrating 10 years with WordPress
The heart of our Digjitale.com is WordPress. It has been our first choice since we launched in 2012 and it has been with us ever since. This week marked the tenth anniversary of WordPress and Automattic, and with that we got the chance to seeÂ impressive numbers.
According to a blog post published by Mark Armstrong,Â WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003Â and went operational in 2005.Â 2.5 billion posts, and 3 billion comments later, WordPressÂ is the heart of manyÂ independent publishers, bloggers, and business owners (includingÂ WooCommerce, Jetpack, Akismet, VaultPress, Polldaddy,Cloudup, Simplenote, Longreads, and more).
In addition to building a world-class publishing platform, WordPress is a company thatÂ has redefined what it means to be a global company working on the internet: having nearlyÂ 400 employees, working from home (or their preferred coworking spaces), around the world.
Today, 24 percent of all websites are either hosted on WordPress.com or use the WordPress open-source software. Automattic is alsoÂ company behind a ton of related blogging tools, such as spam-filtering service Akismet, avatar-hosting service Gravatar, survey and polling tool PollDaddy, and note-taking synchronization service Simplenote.