In 2005, when I was employed by a consulting firm, I started a personal blog (yes, 7 years ago. And still hardly anybody visits it…). Out of the not so many choices for blog software available in the beginning days of social networking, I chose WordPress.
When we started our blog network Spotted by Locals in 2008, it was natural for me to ask our developers to look at WordPress as one of the options. 4 years later, we are still running WordPress, and getting to love it more and more every upgrade they do.
Unlike 4 years ago, WordPress is now one of the most used softwares in the world. It is said to run a whopping 22% of all new websites nowadays… However, it’s very very different from giant companies like Microsoft!
WordPress is a free and open source platform, and relies on peer support.
We absolutely love WordPress, are proud to be offering some support on support websites where we can, and donate or pay theme and plugin developers to keep them motivated to keep up the great voluntary work they’re doing in helping to make the Internet a nicer place.
The plugins we use currently: