Evolution of WordPress’s Admin UI

Below is a gallery of screen shots I took of WordPress’s administration area (and a few other bonus shots) ranging from it’s first public release through to December 2013. Unfortunately, they are in random order; WordPress’s media library imported them asynchronously and ordering them chronologically will require a do-over (which maybe I’ll do later… meh, for now.)

My personal favorite version (though not the popular vote) is 2.9. I guess it’s like listening to an old original song and album — WordPress 2.9 reminds me of a simpler (yet exhilarating) time in my life, and each UI tweak & change, each new feature since comes from a younger generation doing exactly what I expect them to naturally do: remix the remixes, test boundaries, crush limitations, and change expectations.

What’s your favorite, and why?

If you’ve made it this far, thanks for not letting my apostrophe usage severely negatively impact your viewing & reading experience.

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IndieGogo Breakdown

Here’s the breakdown of where your IndieGogo contributions have gone so far. And… I received a deposit from IndieGogo this morning in the amount of $47,895.00, which means we are all-systems-go for a January 2 start-date of volunteering full-time attention towards BuddyPress, bbPress, & GlotPress!

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Fully Funded – Week 3

The folks at WebDevStudios win the day by being responsible for pushing the campaign up over the $50k mark: We are proud to have completed @JJJ’s campaign for BuddyPress, bbPress, & GlotPress development. 100% FUNDED, BABY! pic.twitter.com/jU1CniZtxr — WebDevStudios (@webdevstudios) December 4, 2014 Several people expressed extreme confidence that we’d hit the $50k mark together, […]

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IndieGogo Campaign – Week 2

11 days ago, I talked a bit about the rapid (and unbelievably generous) influx of donations that happened in the first two days. Since then, donations have continued to come in at a steady pace of a few hundred dollars per day, which is still hugely impressive considering this is a community-powered endeavor. A few […]

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Distributed

In 2010 I took a job with the fine folks at Automattic. Having been contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress since 2007, working with the biggest company in the WordPress ecosystem seemed like the next logical step in my career. If you somehow haven’t heard of them, they’re a great company with open-source in it’s heart and […]

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