WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg

WordPress is open source blogging software and is a CMS system available at WordPress.org Currently it is the most popular blogging system in use on the Internet. However, as easy-to-use as we could make the open source package, there was still a barrier in that it requires a hosting account, a database, FTP, and a whole alphabet soup of acronyms that make normal people like you and me dizzy.

Matt Mullenweg is founder of wordpress (born in January 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is an online social media specialist, web developer and musician living in San Francisco, California but people know him for developing the free and open source web software, Word Press, which powers 16% of the web and is now managed by The WordPress Foundation.

Mullenweg attended the University of Houston and majored in Political Science then he moved to San Francisco where I worked at CNET Networks. In late 2005, he quit his job at CNET Networks and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com (which provides free WordPress blogs and other services), Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. His professional blog is ma.tt, a domain hack. Automattic’s sites reach over half a billion people every month.

“There’s faster ways to make money but I dont think there’s better ways to make money,” he said.

The concept for developing word press is everybody to put their thoughts through blogging. Open source has made WordPress bigger than just blogging software, he said. We wanted to bring the Word Press experience to a larger audience. So we created WordPress.com, a hosted version of the open source package where you can start a blog in seconds without any technical knowledge.

“I believe that open source is the most powerful invention of our generation,” he said. “You see it applied to software, you see it applied to hardware; it blows it up. In every way you can imagine, it destroys everything that came before. It’s the most ultimate form of creative destruction.”

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