History of the WordPress.org Homepage

Over the years the WordPress.org homepage has received a new look every year or so. Over the last 10 years WordPress has grown from a simple, easy to use blogging platform to a full-featured (but still easy to use) Content Management System. In 2012 it is estimated that WordPress currently runs one out of every six pages on the Internet. After the jump: A brief history of the changes to the WordPress.org look and feel since WordPress.org first came online in 2003.

WordPress.org Homepage 2003

WordPress.org makes it’s appearance online for the first time.

WordPress.org Homepage 2004

2004 saw the introduction of a spiffy sidebar to the wp.org homepage

WordPress.org Homepage 2006

Two years later, in 2006 the sidebar was moved to the left. The WP logo also makes it’s debut.

WordPress.org Homepage 2008

The new layout of 2008 ushers in the basic structure that is still seen in 2013

WordPress.org Homepage 2009

Blue with a dark grey header. Alternative admin css…. huzzah.

WordPress.org Homepage 2010

So long baby blue! The original 2008 look gets at 2010 update.

WordPress.org Homepage 2012

The Home tab is removed and subtle refinements to css are added.

WordPress.org Homepage 2013

Current Version: BAM!, the header goes dark.