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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

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. indobrad

    Happy birthday. So happy to be part of WP family

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  2. kingdomtv

    Thank you so much WordPress.co. and Automattic for an original idea that has changed the way my friends and I and my colleagues work and has enabled me to reach 250 000 readers in a short time. To your team of engineers and support people, I say “Thank you!”

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  3. eugephemisms

    Thank you so much and congratulations to the entire team behind this success! More power!

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  4. Wittybite

    Many Congratulations… 🙂

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  5. blessing19life

    Thanks for being a part of WordPress. Happy B-day..! Keep up the good job.

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  6. anandsp1

    Congratulations!! Great milestone indeed and this is only a beginning. Thank you to the entire team @ Automattic!

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  7. jenimcmillan

    Thanks so much, Mark. I’m loving this amazing space that you have created where I can collaborate and connect with other creative people.

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  8. sonotcreative

    I am still getting the hang of WordPress.com myself. It is more user friendly than other sites, but what we gain in ease, we lose in customization. Not having ftp client access or plugins is a little frustrating, because I am not savvy enough to switch over to .org and do it all myself. I just wish there was something between the all or nothing. Nevertheless, I’ve been very happy here thus far. Happy Birthday!

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  9. evasweaving

    Congratulations! I am grateful for all that you do for us, thank you!

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  10. jingsandthings

    WordPress has really opened up the world to many of us, enabling us to connect with people in other countries and learn about their lives, share likes and dislikes, and generally get to know much more about one another. That can only be good. Thank you

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  11. erharshitgarg

    Very good one. thanks for such a good gift to us

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  12. 23rtwe

    Have a nice day. Happy Birtday!

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  13. Michael Tran

    Anyone have links to the posts with the longest title and most words? Kinda intrigued.

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  14. twentyfirstcenturymomma

    I have been blogging since 2012. And WordPress has made it easy for me to keep in touch with my readers and followers. Thank you for giving us WordPress. Keep it up!

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  15. Minoring In Baseball

    Congrats, and thank you, for ten years. I’ve only been on since 2010 when the MLBlogs converted over to WordPress, and have been happy with all the positives that came with that.
    -Mike

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  16. Javed Ur Rehman

    Wow i can’t believe that WP is now 10 years old 🙂

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  17. szitty

    Dear Guys!
    Congratulation for the work and the time you made along the 10 years for us!
    It’s a huge possibility for me to write about anything and you give us (all the writers) the method as we can express ourselves. THANK YOU ALL. 🙂
    I’m very thankful and satisfied with WordPress. 🙂
    Sandra, Hungary

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