A Conversation with the Co-Founder of WordPress on the Importance of Open Source

Episode 460 · May 20th, 2019 · 20 mins 19 secs

About this Episode

How was WordPress created? (That's WordPress.org, the open-source content management system, not WordPress.com, the for-profit hosting platform by Automattic.)At the end of 2002, b2/cafelog or simply B2, an open-source Web news and blogging tool, which generated pages dynamically from the contents of its MySQL database, was abandoned by its creator.

Early 2003, Matt Mullenweg posted a couple paragraphs on his blog showing interest in forking that code and building something better. Mike Little was the only one to comment showing interest.

And thus Mullenweg and Little became the co-founders of what would become known as WordPress.