It’s a special weekend for the internet as WordPress celebrates its 15 year anniversary!

On May 27, 2003, WordPress announced its first release, promoting its free services such as intelligent line breaks and a link manager. How far WordPress has come over the last 15 years! Users now have thousands of pre-made themes to choose from, plugins for every need, and an easy-to-use interface. It’s no wonder a third of the internet now relies on WordPress to power their sites!

WordPress will be hosting worldwide meet ups for users on May 27. Find your local celebration here. Parties will have swag, seminars, guest speakers, and more.

Ready to get started with WordPress this weekend? Domain.com is now offering a free .blog domain registration with every WordPress plan purchase. All plans come with unlimited storage and pre-installed themes and plugins, meaning you can instantly get started on a new website.

Cheers to 15 years, WordPress!