What’s Your Favorite WordPress 2010 Moment?

December 31st, 2010
Best of WordPress, WordPress

The year is quickly coming to a close, and it’s time to look back and reflect on the year that we have so commonly referred to as 2010.

We’ve already shared part 1 of our highlights from 2010, but what about you? What is your most memorable WordPress-related highlight from the year 2010? This could be anything from the first 3.1 release candidate to that time when you spent all night fixing your friend’s blog.

To start the ball rolling, I’d have to say that the hiring of Andrew Nacin as a full-time developer certainly stands out as my favorite WordPress moment of 2010. So, what’s yours?




  1. Daniel Veazey (2 comments.) says:

    WordCamp Fayetteville, my first WordCamp ever, completely blew my mind.

  2. Tom says:

    My favourite moment was that guy saying he was one of the 3 most important people in WordPress, and that whole GPL flamewar.

    Second favourite may be the flamewar over capital_P_dangit().

  3. Mark Ghosh (386 comments.) says:

    For me they were when we first brought James Huff onto the Weblog Tools Collection team and then again when Jeff Chandler agreed to join the author team again.

    Outside of my smaller circle of people and activities, I remember every release as being pretty memorable as I shed various plugins that were replaced by core functionality.

    As for 2011, I pledge to visit and participate in at least 2 WordCamps and have our team together in at least one of those (We had a blast at the first WordCamp Dallas in 2008). Since I have a new baby this year, travelling to a WordCamp was far from my mind.

    WordCamp Dallas 2008, Weblog Tools Collection Team

    • James Huff (109 comments.) says:


      I’ve had a great time writing here, and I can’t wait to meet you and Jeff some day. :)

  4. Chantal (1 comments.) says:

    The release of WordPress 3.0 and WordCamp Netherlands.

  5. Otto (215 comments.) says:

    Yeah… Okay, Nacin is cool and all, but I’d have to say the coolest moment was when I got hired. ;)

  6. Nicolas (5 comments.) says:

    My favorite WordPress moment was my decision to move away from it. I’m so excited and happy to work with django now. My motivation for the switch was more on the technical side, but the utter disrespect for the GPL and community wishes as displayed on several occasions was the icing on the cake.

    • Chris Howard (6 comments.) says:

      lol. Django is awesome… but don’t you gotta be like a full on developer to use it?

      • Nicolas Kuttler (5 comments.) says:

        No, you only have to be developer to install + configure it. Once that is done anybody can use it :-)

        I mostly use wordpress plugins I wrote myself. So not much will change for me. And most of my clients don’t install + configure wordpress themselves anyway, so they get more options to choose from.

  7. Brent Logan (7 comments.) says:

    When I realized how easy it is to write shortcode plugins. I don’t know why it took me so long, but that is going to make maintaining my blog so much easier! :-)

  8. Thelma Adams (1 comments.) says:

    Making my own website — and actually following its growth
    month by month. Look, Ma, no hands!

  9. Helen Thistlethwaite (1 comments.) says:

    Getting my blog up and running and then receiving my first comments!!

  10. Chris Howard (6 comments.) says:

    Discovering Headway. That changed everything for me. I was right about to start learn how to code for actions and filters and stuff… But Headway meant I didn’t need to. Multiple WP loops on a page? No coding and no problem. Multiple sidebars created as required? No coding, no problem. Multiple page templates? No coding, no problem. (And then, because i liked the product so much and got to know it so well, after a few months they employed me!)

  11. Rakesh Kumar (1 comments.) says:

    December, When i registered domain and installed WordPress on it.

  12. ThemeGrade (2 comments.) says:

    When I attended a Wordcamp and realized the big trend of WordPress, I am not regretting working full-time with WordPress.

  13. info gadget (1 comments.) says:

    Desember 1 year anniversary with wordpress, and i want goes to wordcamp indonesia 28-29 jan 2011

  14. Rob says:

    Probably designing and building my first theme. 2010 has been a interesting year in general for me using WordPress.

  15. Emelie (1 comments.) says:

    I think the release of WordPress 3.0. I really love the new
    meny tools.

  16. Adam Chronister (1 comments.) says:

    My favorite 2010 WordPress moment is when I convince my
    mother to move off of her schools out of the box website builder
    platform and move to WordPress.

  17. Tiyo Kamtiyono (1 comments.) says:

    Find that my blog reaching the most visitor on December 30 (that become the greatest number of visitor ever on my blogging history), sweet price in the end of the year may be :D

  18. Erin (1 comments.) says:

    For me, it was definitely getting my “Code is Poetry” shirt in the mail five minutes before I launched a custom theme on a clients site… I’d been awake for four days straight working, so I was literally deleriously happy!

  19. Dennis Bartram (1 comments.) says:

    the war between thesis and genesis is on top of my favorite wordpress moment. I’m using both on 2 different sites, and it’s quite hard to define with who’s really delivering the goods.


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