Twenty years of WordPress

david standing next to someone in a mascot costume of the WordPress mascot, wapuu

Twenty days to celebrate twenty years of WordPress! Here are the posts that I’ve written for #WP20 to lead up to the celebration, which was yesterday, 27 May 2023.

  1. My WordPress Origin Story
  2. The first website that I used WordPress on
  3. My favorite WordPress block
  4. My oldest WordPress site via the Wayback Machine
  5. A creative use of WordPress
  6. A WordPress music playlist
  7. My Journey via emoji 🐺🐾
  8. Some of my notable WordPress sites
  9. My favorite memory involving the WordPress Community
  10. The WordPress Roadmap
  11. Where I was twenty years ago
  12. Favorite Plugins in the directory
  13. Favorite website built with WordPress
  14. Two truths and a lie
  15. WordPress Tip
  16. Hopes and Fears of AI in WordPress
  17. My first contribution to WordPress
  18. Posting from the WordPress mobile app
  19. One wish for WordPress
  20. Happy twentieth Birthday WordPress! 🥳


The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes – John Lisle, Smithsonian

Racist? Sure. Kinda quaint? Absolutely.

The Senate’s hearing on AI regulation was dangerously friendly – James Vincent, The Verge

When you let industry regulate itself, you get the worst of all worlds!


Ergodic Literature: The Weirdest Book Genre

A new-to-me furry YouTuber who doesn’t just talk about being a furry! I love interactive fiction, and this video introduced me to a lot of books that I’ve not heard of before.

True Crime Obsession: Sleuths, Streamers, and Serial Killers

I admit, I spend a bit too much time listening to spoopy stories on YouTube. I prefer paranormal stuff over true crime though, since it just feels icky to me

I Built the World’s First Invisible PC Setup

This seems unnecessarily silly, which is why it’s a fun build.

The Largest Unexplained Explosion in History • Mystery Files

The Wikipedia Apocalypse | The Future of Everything

And this is why we should all revere Greg!


who knew it would have been our last. [ambient]

new GOJII, that’s all that’s needed 🎧💝🎼

Mikki Kendall built her career on Twitter. Here’s where she’s going next. – There Are No Girls on the Internet

A good reminder that marginalized communities are resilient, and that Twitter was already on the decline. Mikki Kendall namechecks TikTok and Mastodon as places where marginalized communities are building up.

Police conspire with insurrectionists; Google breaks its promise; DeSantis goes on Twitter; Target pulls Pride merch — NEWS ROUNDUP – There Are No Girls on the Internet

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