WordPress at 15 (Matt Mullenweg)

This weekend, May 27, marks the 15th anniversary of the first release of WordPress. It is an understatement to say that I am immensely proud of what this global community has become, and what it has created. More than 30% of the top sites on the web are now powered by WordPress, I’m writing this in our next-generation editor Gutenberg, and every day I meet someone who is building something interesting on WordPress or pushing our shared project in bold new directions. If you can believe it, growth has actually been accelerating.

Congratulations to Matt and the team at Automattic. I’ve used WordPress for 13 of those years. Wishing Matt and the team another 15 years of success.

Bhavna and I have known each other for almost 30 years but today we are celebrating 22 years of marriage. As a young couple, we were full of hope for the future. The thing with life is that it does all go to plan. But after two major chronic diseases, we’re still together fighting for each other. I love you, babe. Here’s to the next 22.