The WordPress is a free content management system (CMS) released on 27th May 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. It is the most popular blogging system or website management on the web which supports more than 60 million websites. It was used by more than 27.5% from the top 10 million websites since February 2015.
Release History of WordPress:
The version release history was mentioned below,
Version 0.7 – It was released on May 27, 3003. It uses the same file structure as its predecessors.
Version 1.0 – It was released on January 3, 2004. In this version, search engine friendly permalinks, dead simple installation, and upgrade, multiple categories are added.
Version 1.5 – It was released on February 17, 2005. A range of features such as the ability to manage static pages and a template/theme system was added.
Version 2.0 – It was released on December 31, 2005. It is added with better administration tools, image uploading, faster posting, and with various improvements to Plugin developers.
Version 2.6 – It was released on July 15, 2008. It makes the WordPress a powerful CMS with new features.
Version 2.9 – It was released on December 19, 2009. It was added with a built-in image editor, less visible tweaks, and batch plugin updating.
Version 3.0 – It was released on July 17, 2010. This version was added with new theme APIs, new multisite functionalities, and a new default theme “Twenty Ten”.
Version 3.3 – It was released on December 12, 2011. It makes the WordPress with the user-friendly interface for beginners and computer users.
Version 3.9 – It was released on April 16, 2014. It has new theme browser, improvements to the editor for media and live widget.
Version 4.0 – It was released on September 4, 2014. It is compatible with PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6.
Version 4.5 – It was released on April 12, 2016. In this version, inline linking, live responsive previews, formatting shortcuts are added.
Version 4.7 – It was released on December 6, 2016. It has a new default theme “Twenty Seventeen”, custom CSS in live preview, Video Header support, PDF preview and other updates.