WordPress Turns 16

I was delighted to read on the excellent WP Tavern site that WordPress the software that runs this website has reached the age of 16. I started dipping into WordPress in 2009 and from 2011 I needed an exceptional reason to use anything else but WordPress.

At one point I had over 40 WordPress sites running on my servers gaining close to 100,000 visits a month. Today I am down to two sites. One for development and testing and one in live, you are reading the live one now.

This site has grown and evolved with WordPress and now contains over 5,000 individual items of content. I would not want to run this site on any other platform.

I have been delighted to work with WordPress for the past 10 years and I really cannot thank the developers who contribute to this excellent software enough. With one exception. The Gutenberg editor. You see I simply do not like it. I do believe that this is a retrograde step for WordPress. Give me the classic editor any day of the week.

On a brighter note, here’s to another 16 years and more of WordPress!