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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

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This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs.

A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open source project in 2003. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg then built our company, and the free, hosted version — WordPress.com, what you see now — opened for business in the summer of 2005.

Ten years, 2.5 billion posts, and 3 billion comments later, Automattic is stronger than ever — with WordPress.com and a host of other services aimed at helping independent publishers, bloggers, and business owners (the roster includes WooCommerce, Jetpack, Akismet, VaultPress, Polldaddy, Cloudup, Simplenote, Longreads, and more). All this, and we have a perfect record from the Electronic Frontier Foundation for protecting our users’ rights.

In addition to building a world-class publishing platform, our company has redefined what it means to be a global company working on the internet: we have nearly 400 employees, working from home (or their preferred coworking spaces), around the world. We use our own p2 sites to communicate with each other, and we all spend time doing support rotations with the people who matter most: Our users. (Also: we’re hiring!)

And we’re just getting started: 24% of websites on the internet now use WordPress to power their sites, and we believe there’s more for us to accomplish together to continue to make WordPress.com the engine that powers your creativity, your thoughts and ideas, and your business.

Thank you to everyone who makes this community so special. Here’s to the next 10 years.

10 Years: Automattic & WordPress.com by the Numbers

Total number of posts
2.5 billion
Written with WordPress.com and Jetpack.
Number of languages
137
Used across those 2.5 billion posts.
Number of comments
3 billion
Conversations, encouraging words, passionate debates.
Longest title
19,176 words
On a WordPress.com post.
Longest post ever published
10+ million
Words to share with others.
Total support messages
2.3 million
Between customers and happiness engineers.

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  1. theoldfellowgoesrunning

    These are HUGE numbers. Congratulations of 10 years! 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    Happy Birthday.

    You’ve certainly made it easy to blog – thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. oledphatnuglee

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks for all you’ve done to make blogging easier for us all!

    Liked by 8 people

  4. Greg Stewart

    Reblogged this on blog of greg and commented:

    Time flies when you’re democratizing publishing.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Egill

    Reblogged this on Egill R. Erlendsson and commented:

    Happy birthday to us🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. thebookblogger2014

    Wow, happy birthday! You’ve certainly done more in 10 years than I have…

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  7. Sammy D.

    Congratulations!!! Despite my few grumbles when your techies make changes that befuddle me 😉, i’m very happy with my WordPress experience and the people I’ve met.

    Askimet ROCKS!!! I cannot believe how well their algorithms capture the spam-goonies.

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  8. Alex Yong

    Happy anniversary and many more please! Also: The Cloudup team knows I’m a Cloudup fanboy xoxo

    Liked by 2 people

  9. vocabulary|in|chunks

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!! Thanks for all your support.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. amanda36c

    Congratulations. May you enjoy many more decades.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Kaitlin A. Trepanier

    Happy Anniversary! And thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Mike McCandless

    Heartfelt congratulations to the WordPress crew from a 10-year (almost) user/beneficiary. Your platform has made it possible for me to build websites, blogs and businesses focusing on my own strengths in content development, publishing and marketing without having to master PHP, CSS or Java. This has made me more self-sufficient and better able to move employers and clients ahead to success at the lowest possible cost and in the shortest time. My explanation isn’t doing justice to the contribution you’ve made to me, my companies and doubtlessly, to so many others who just need to get their stories out and draw people to the value they offer. Thanks, WordPress folks, for your contributions to world business and self-determination.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. whaledesign

    Congratulations of 10 years! HPBD

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  14. Dennis Schmets

    Congratulations on the use of more than 10 years WordPress. We at Globe View from Limburg Netherlands use WordPress for 7 years so to go a few more years before we can celebrate 10 years. On the 20years with WordPress an excellent choice.

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  15. garyparkerauthor

    Happy 10th Birthday WordPress!

    I have used WordPress several times since the early days. WordPress is THE BEST Website publishing system out there!

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  16. cricketmuse

    WordPress can hold its head up for its innovative intentions of helping people communicate with one another in constructive and creative ways. WordPress is not intrusive and promotes the very healthy habit of reading and commenting versus clicking and reacting. A big yeah and congrats for accomplishing so much in such a short time.

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  17. رسول وحدتی

    Congratulations to WordPress !!!!🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  18. thefolia

    Happy first decade, I have been a part of it for just about a third of it and look forward to another strong decade. Cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. susielindau

    Congratulations! I’ve been with WordPress for four years and am very thankful for its blogging community.
    I’m running a Fitness Challenge this summer to get back in shape after surgery. It’s a virtual fitness club! I couldn’t do it without WordPress.

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  20. Mel Choyce

    Reblogged this on Stuff I find on the internet and commented:

    Happy birthday to us!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. JanuarysDreamer

    Congratulations, and thanks for the affordable and convenient platform!

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  22. James Riddett

    Happy Birthday folks and keep up the great work! WordPress sure makes thing easier.

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  23. Deli Lanoux, Ed.D.

    Congratulations! Keep up the fine work!

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  24. ...the Island Girl!

    Happy Birthday! I love what you guys do! Thanks for the wonderful support!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Nicole Alexandra Chua

    A big congratulations to WordPress!!! I’m so thankful that you have made this 10 years ago😀 If WordPress didn’t existed, then I wouldn’t have any outlet for my “words of sadness” and I wouldn’t also meet these amazing and talented bloggers😀

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  26. ptl2010

    Happy Anniversary and many thanks to the happy team who have stood by us in good times and bad. God bless you all with the blessing of many more happy years.

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  27. sbraun58

    Congratulations and a big Thank You!

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  28. randomlyabstract

    Read the banner as: Hats Off To The Press! And that should be true, considering how well you’ve all been and how much–just how much awesome it has been for all of us connected via you!

    Happy birthday WordPress! Congratulations and omggg Iloveyouu.

    Maria

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  29. jmarchitectblog

    Congratulations! Here’s to the next ten years. I wouldn’t entrust my blog to any other company.

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  30. Andrea Badgley

    Reblogged this on Butterfly Mind and commented:

    So happy to be a part of this family🙂 Happy Birthday, WordPress.com and Automattic!

    Liked by 3 people

  31. Christie

    Happy Birthday, WordPress! Thanks to all who made it happen. Here’s to 100 more … Or more than 100!!

    Liked by 2 people

  32. wildtuscanybushcraft

    Happy birthday Wp and Automattic !! T h a n k s for your support! You give me the opportunity to follow and share my interests! Ciaoo!

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  33. Ngozi Lucy Nzei-Ebosele

    This is wonderful, happy birthday WordPress and Automattic

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Admin

    WordPress truly is a flexible platform for publishing.

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  35. vanillamom

    Happy birthday from one of your alt bloggers. I appreciate the space to say what I want (and need) to say. .. without fear of being booted. You’ve given me a creative outlet that I deeply appreciate.

    Nilla

    Liked by 2 people

  36. sherylmcdougald

    Simply enough, you have changed my life – WordPress allows my dis-abled MS body to engage my very able mind and heart and share my artwork with the rest of the planet. For Free. Incredible. HUGE thank you……….

    Liked by 5 people

  37. joshi daniel

    congratulations🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Las Nanis de Nani

    Congratulations, my friends, and thank you very much for doing our job easier every day! Cheers!

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  39. John

    Congrats, WP!!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Joel

    Reblogged this on JoelBot and commented:

    Happy Birthday to us🙂 Huge congrats to all who worked so hard to make this happen.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. ofopinions

    Congratulations! You are by far the best platform for new bloggers who have no idea how to go about blogging. The support you provide to your bloggers, the community you help build is truly incredible! I hope you keep getting bigger and better, while remaining true to the things you do so well.

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  42. lovesmssite

    Wow… congrats WordPress. It’s good news from you.
    Happy birthday!

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  43. stcfpoetrybook

    Congratulations on your Tenth year anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

  44. gayguidecambodia

    Happy Birthday!

    Liked by 1 person

  45. bobbyshabangu

    Congrats, keep on going strong.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Sunite

    This is awesome, fantastic to see WordPress growing at such outstanding rate. Congratulation and cheers to another 10 years.

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  47. vnktchari

    Glad hearing this news and seeing these statistics. Congratulations on these achievements and wish you many more successes.

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  48. Daniel Capilla

    Congratulations from Spain! You are the best😉

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  49. Paul Bowler

    Happy 10th Birthday!

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  50. Hermionejh

    Congratulations, and thank you for being such a great company – I’d love to work for you!! Cheers all!

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  51. Patrice

    A wonderful platform! A HUGE Happy Birthday to all at WordPress!😀
    Wordpress has been almost a daily part of my life since 2010 when I joined.
    Keep Truckin’🙂

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  52. bhatmahesht

    Congratulations. Definitely huge numbers. Having 24% market share of websites is a huge achievement. Also thank you all. I am proud to be a wordpress user and developer.

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  53. JournalofaLonelyPlagueLover

    Congratulations on providing so many with a means to find their voice, and then to present it to the world.

    Liked by 4 people

  54. happyface313

    🙂 Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Keep up the good work!🙂

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  55. cody

    Happy birthday and thanks for everything!

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  56. Don Royster

    Just want to say thank you for all the hard work and congratulations.

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  57. naturelover

    Happy anniversary🙂
    Thank you so much for all your efforts here!!!

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  58. Αλέξανδρος

    Happy Anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

  59. Abanggeutanyo Info

    Good luck WordPress.

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  60. jabrush1213

    Happy 10 Years and many more to come!

    Liked by 1 person

  61. angelvancouver

    Hard to imagine life before WordPress!

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  62. uju

    It only gets better! Happy anniversary and thanks for a great platform with an awesome team🙂

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  63. K. D. Dowdall

    Congratulations and thank you!

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  64. Adamzy

    Happy Birthday WordPress .
    Happy Birthday
    Automattic

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  65. Charlotte Alabaster

    Happy Anniversary here is to the future It looks rosy thanks to wonderful folk at automattic!

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  66. Margaret

    Wishing you all a most happy birthday! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

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  67. Vrinda Nair

    Congratulations on your big success.

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  68. Curt Mekemson

    I’ve been around for half that time. Thanks so much for providing a great platform. –Curt

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  69. illusion

    Happy birthday to my favorite place on the Internet!

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  70. Steve Kaplan

    Happy Birthday! It’s funny, because after 10 years everything still seems like it cutting edge technology! Most other technologies cant continue for too long. WordPress is in a league of its own!

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  71. Mmutle Arthur Kgokong/mmutleak

    Happy birthday wordpress with your platform my ideas have reached beyond my country. May the next ten years see sustainable innovation on your part.

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  72. victoriawhyte

    Well done 😊

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  73. bisimodupe1975

    I am part of WordPress community now, so happy 10th year anniversary to us. Thanks for giving me a platform to express my thoughts, tell stories & express my creativity. To everyone working tirelessly to keep the community growing and going, keep up the good work. God bless you.

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  74. Dahunsigbadebo.speaks

    Happy 10th year anniversary, Wishing you many more years.

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  75. Nil

    Congratulations!🙂

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  76. rapidanalysts16

    Worth celebrating, congrats .

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  77. rapidanalysts16

    Many more successful years may be blessed to WordPress.

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  78. amakvitaa

    It’s just the beginning, we will surely power 50% of the internet someday…. Am proud of being part of the team. ( from http://www.amakvita.com).

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  79. yojance

    Happy 10 years anniversary. I can’t wait to see what’s down the road 10 more years from now.

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  80. alinabotezatu

    Happy 100 Years to come!

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  81. cooldigitalphoto

    Congratulations and thanks for all your support! So happy to be a part of this family, WORDPRESS.COM

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  82. Ernst

    Happy birthday to all of you!

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  83. Margie

    Congratulations on 10 years of platform building. I’ve been a WordPress blogger for five and a half of those years. I love some of the changes you’ve made over the years and am… less than enthusiastic about others. The part that impresses me the most though, and keeps me blogging with WordPress, is your support team!

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  84. halfeatenmind

    Happy 10th anniversary WordPress and Automattic…thanks for making so many blogging dreams come true!!

    Vijay

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  85. Frank

    Total kudos, congratulations and above all, THANKS!
    Please don’t get bought out by a souless mega-corporation and lose your soul and mission.

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  86. Umar Mughal (@umar)

    Happy Birthday .. !

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  87. PtitBrice

    Bon anniversaire WP et Automattic. You’re are gettin’ more gorgeous everyday !!!!

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  88. Greater Voice

    In many ways, many of us, owe our existence to WordPress and Automattic. Thank you for taking us on the flight. We fly with you. Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary.

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  89. Anna S. Kedi

    Happy Birthday WordPress and Automattic. Amazing article where I learned so much (working from home, this is innovative). Proud to be part of the family.

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  90. Editor (Retired)

    Truly amazing accomplishments! What will WordPress.com and the Web be like in five years? Ten years? Impossible to project.

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  91. postaldeliveries

    Is it really ten years since I struggled to install those first versions from WordPress.org. When I think back – it’s hard to believe it’s the same programme. Who’d have thought that all that frustration would ever morph into ‘one click install’?
    Many Happy Returns
    David

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  92. cherylfoston

    Congratulations WordPress and Happy Birthday to you! Thank you, for allowing this platform. May you have many more years to come!

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  93. ning

    Happy 10th anniversary WordPress
    thanks for provide this place for me to write my own blog

    Ning

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  94. Sarang

    Very happy anniversary to the amazing crew! Big hands to them, keep up the good work🙂❤❤

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  95. Steve

    I’ve been on WordPress since release 1 point something back in January 2006, and the software has always been a joy to use. After nine years, I have shifted over to using your hosting services, and that too works like a charm. As someone whose entire professional life was in software development and system management, it’s so great to sit back and just be a user, but understanding all the hard work that goes into making WordPress what it is today. A very big Happy Birthday!

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  96. jmnowak

    Thanks Matt and the whole WP family. You rock!❤

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  97. Martin K.

    Happy anniversary Automattic & WordPress.com.🍸❤

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  98. britta326

    Yay WordPress, I love you guys! I’ll be job searching in the near future.

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  99. Darshan Gajara

    You’ve been a Game Changer, totally.

    Like

  100. Brian Steele

    Reblogged this on Escape from Hogtown and commented:

    Free Speech. Equality. Privacy. Trust. Automattic has a lot to be proud of on their 10th anniversary.

    Liked by 1 person

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