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WordPress 2.7 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung

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Chapter 1. Getting Ready to Cook with WordPress

Back in 2003, when blogs weren't as popular as they are nowadays, an average 2000 users used a blogging platform created by Michel Valdrighi known as b2.

This year, two b2 users, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, decided to create a fork of b2 and named it as WordPress.

Due to the growing popularity of the blogging platform, several core members of WordPress development team decided to create a company devoted to promote and enhance WordPress, called Automattic. The team also started to provide a hosted service at www.wordpress.com.

Today, WordPress is used by many people and companies. While there's a lot of personal blogs, with people simply willing to stay tuned with their friends, some very well-known ...

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