Giving Thanks

November 27th, 2008
Business of Blogging, WordPress

Here in the states, it is Thanksgiving. The time of year when most stop to think about what it is they are thankful for. In keeping with that tradition, I wanted to give my thanks to the WordPress development team but the thanks doesn’t end there. I also pass on my thanks to each and every one of you who have contributed code to the WordPress project. I’m no coder and I appreciate those who are to help guide me around the more interesting parts of WordPress. A very special thanks goes out to plugin and theme developers. You folks really enable end users to take WordPress up to the next level. I would also like to give thanks and recognize those who cover WordPress within the community. These are sites which keep users informed, provide great information, and increase the end users knowledge of what this piece of software is capable of doing. Each time I go to work on the weekend, I remind myself how thankful I am to those who produce podcasts centered around WordPress. Without these podcasts, my 9PM – 5AM shift would be extremely boring.

Despite everything that is going on within the world of content publishing, the fact remains that WordPress is still the easiest way to publish content onto the web. For that alone, I think is worthy of being thankful.

If you feel thankful for WordPress or any aspect of the project, join in the tradition of giving thanks by means of commenting. Tell us what it is your thankful for as it relates to WordPress.




  1. Lisa says:

    I’m thankful that so many people with abilities to write code, create plugins, and make beautiful themes contribute their time and skills so freely to the WordPress community. Without them, I’d truly be flopping around like a fish out of water.

  2. George Serradinho (23 comments.) says:

    Amen :)

  3. jcwinnie (5 comments.) says:

    I am grateful that, even though Matt is a turkey, Word Press is free to dress up my blog. Pass the (hand wave) gravy.

  4. Thomas (9 comments.) says:

    I agree. WordPress is #1!

  5. Kelley Eskridge (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress has had huge impact on me, where to begin?… A year ago I rolled up my sleeves and learned WP and got a theme and customized it. I built a blog that has become a mainstay of my career as a fiction writer and screenwriter, a wonderful way of connecting with people. Because I learned WP and PHP and CSS, I got involved in a support community to help other beginners. Because of my experience with WP, I had the confidence to build my business site myself — and, partly because of the WP model, to offer my primary intellectual property free under CCL for those who can benefit.

    WordPress rocks the planet. Thanks to everyone who has a part in building WP, developing plugins, creating themes, providing support, and building community.

  6. Arian Xhezairi (1 comments.) says:

    I’m really grateful to all the fellers who make this great community a whole. Though I still feel the presence of a small bit of anger, for Matt hasn’t yet replied to my emails. It’s kinda touchy although my emails were very formal. :)
    Job well done everyone!

  7. felix says:

    no son los manager los culpables de q el maallanes no reaccione. son los bateadores jóvenes q no quieren responder ni a la ofensiva ni a la defensiva. como, jesus merchan, elvis andrus y jorge cortes.

  8. SSG says:

    I am grateful WordPress is FREE! :-)

  9. DjZoNe (5 comments.) says:

    I’m still love in WordPress, and I like to belong to the community around it :)

  10. Dulce (1 comments.) says:

    The world is a better place because of WordPress. Big thanks to everybody who have shared and contributed to the WordPress community and more power to the WordPress users and fans! :)

  11. erica (1 comments.) says:

    I am just thankful there IS a WordPress. And I am thankful for everyone who contributes to it :) (Without them, it would not be what it is today!)

  12. ardi (4 comments.) says:

    WordPress is absolutely no 1

  13. Carson (46 comments.) says:

    I’m not quite ready for WordPress Worship.

  14. SRS (1 comments.) says:

    It’s not just the easiest way…it’s safe because of all the development and hard work. And it’s beautiful, themes making it possible to have attractive websites.

    I echo: thanks to everyone.

  15. Peter J. Fusco (1 comments.) says:

    To the few who produce so much for so many, so often for so little, thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you again.

  16. Mark says:

    Day after Thanksgiving and I just wanted to give thanks to quality friends. Quality friends are those that always have your back. Friends you may fall out of touch with for awhile, but can always re-engage immediately upon making contact again. Great stories, banter, and dialogue always ensues. Old stories never get old. Kind of like my good friend that STOLE the name for this site. We’ve had numerous conversations over the years that were engaging, often funny, and filled with human stories that always hit close to home. However, a few months ago, we had another conversation where I stated I wanted to start a site with this site’s name and shared my vision for the site. I was told how ridiculous I was. Then, low and behold, the site is alive. It has a “blog based” format, but MANY of the items I claimed I would have in the site are present. When I asked him about it all I got was “you snooze you lose.” Now, maybe it’s just me, but his lack of scruples in this matter are somewhat unsettling. The site is nice, but it would have been nice to rec’v a “hey, do you mind?” Instead, all I got was an F/U. Just remember how friends can do you just like an unethical business partner, a disgruntled ex-wife, or just some low-life thug looking for a quick fix.

    Here’s to QUALITY friends…

  17. Rocky (1 comments.) says:

    Thanksgiving is one of the most special days of the year especially when the entire day is filled with elements of positive events in which you have the ability to share with family and friends thanks for this wonderful post!


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