Movable Type is 5 yeas old, so too is WordPress

Yesterday (8th October) was the 5th Anniversary date of Movable Type. I found this out through various Japanese blogs which are in my RSS reader. Six Apart Japan wrote “lets hear your Movable Type story” article on their site. I couldn’t find a similar news article on US Six Apart, though you can check the news archive from October 2001.

I wrote this, because I just had thought of “how about the WordPress? How old is it?”. I have only been using WordPress for a bit over 10 month or so. I knew that WordPress born out of b2 development, but never knew when. So I looked around at the wordpress.org, and was not hard to find.

It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001.

Not sure which month, but looks like WordPress and Movable Type has been out and living since 2001. That’s quite interesting. MT is often seen as, well at least in Japan, “the pioneer” of weblog, but the starting time was similar, MT just got the hype and the success first. A bit like “many headed for the new continent, but Columbus got there first”.