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WordPress Time Machine

93Digital, a London-based WordPress development agency, has published a WordPress time machine. The page features a timeline where visitors can browse every major version of WordPress released since 1.0. Versions are displayed in a horizontal timeline format with fancy animations when hovered over. Unfortunately, the animations are more distracting than (more…)

Inmotionghosting has a great historical timeline showing images of the front and backend of WordPress starting with 1.0 up to version 3.8. Through these images, you can see the natural progression of features, designs, and layouts WordPress has gone through during the past 10 years. For many within the WordPress (more…)

Over the week-end, I had a chance to read chapter 3 of the WordPress history book which is an ongoing project by Siobhan McKeown. This is a fantastic project and one that I’m eagerly anticipating to read cover to cover. Chapter 3 is 37 pages long and covers the creation (more…)

The following is a guest blog post by the Seattle WordPress Meetup group. We thought it’d be fun to take a tour through the past versions of WordPress during Seattle’s wp10 party, so we came up with a convenient way for ourselves and others to do that. If you want (more…)

As we inch closer towards the 10 year anniversary of WordPress, I’ve been browsing through a few different time capsule posts. Some of them really tap into my nostalgic center while others have me asking questions such as, what ever happened to the Flock browser that WordPress was excited about (more…)

While WordPress 3.6 is almost ready for release, one of the features that is already generating a love/hate relationship is the new Post Formats UI. This new UI exposes the Post Format functionality that is now relegated to a radio button post meta box. While researching this feature, I came (more…)

May 27th, 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of WordPress. While I have not used WordPress for all 10 years of its existence, I have used it since 2007 which I believe was around the 2.3 days. I vaguely remember 2.5 being anticipated as a big release. (more…)

WPLift has a cool post highlighting the different default themes that WordPress has had since its inception. According to the post, since WordPress was first created, the publishing platform has had a total of five default themes with Twenty Twelve being the sixth, slated to arrive with WordPress 3.4. It (more…)

Previous to WordPress having post thumbnails built in, there was a script called TimThumb. I know quite a few themes that integrated TimThumb in order to automatically generate post thumbnails instead of relying on the old method of using a custom field. Ben Gillbanks has chronicled the short history of (more…)