Who’d have thought it? WordPress will be ten years old next month. It’s come a long way since then – when I started using it in September 2004, when it wasn’t even eighteen months old, you pretty much had to hand-code your posts, sidebars had to be created manually (no drag and drop widgets), static pages didn’t exist, and themes were very basic things.
Now it’s used by all manner of sites, there are themes and plugins that make it easy for just about anyone to create a good-looking website without needing to speak fluent HTML or CSS. This is generally a Good Thing. Speaking as someone who used to hand-craft pages, I much prefer using a tool that lets me create content with minimal effort.
More cool features are coming, too!