🔗 The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

The Story of WordPress – The History of the Web

It was January of 2003, and 19 year old blogger and amateur programmer Matt Mullenweg was distraught. In a post on his blog titled The Blogging Software Dilemma, Mullenweg wrote:

My logging software hasn’t been updated for months, and the main developer has disappeared, and I can only hope that he’s okay.

Mullenweg’s “logging software” was called b2. It was created in 2001 by developer Michel Valdrighi. At the time, Valdrighi was still pretty new to programming. But the web was full of bright-eyed new programmers looking to hack together solutions for themselves. So he created b2 as an alternative to other popular blogging platforms like Movable Type and Greymatter.

— Read on thehistoryoftheweb.com/the-story-of-wordpress/


🔗 Want to try Warp? We just enabled the beta for you

Thinking about setting up a Raspberry Pi to run this site after reading this post.

Warp allows you to expose a locally running web server to the internet without having to open up ports in the firewall or even needing a public IP address.

— Read on blog.cloudflare.com/get-started-with-warp/


🔗 An associative trail

Jeremy Keith writing about the memex and its connection to todays World Wide Web:

And now I’m using the World Wide Web, a hypermedia system that takes in the whole planet, to create an associative trail. In this post, I’m linking (without asking anyone for permission) to six different sources, and in doing so, I’m creating a unique associative trail. And because this post has a URL (that won’t change), you are free to take it and make it part of your own associative trail on your digital memex.

— Read on adactio.com/journal/13121


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