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WordPress Origin Story

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I was introduced to WordPress during my first job in April 2014. our company website was built on WordPress.org and manage by external web agency. It was not viable to contact the agency for minor changes every day, so my manager asked to me learn WordPress. It was only a classic editor at that point of time and enjoyed publishing a different blog post. Till now, it was just a glimpse of WordPress.

The turning point

My actual journey was started in January 2019, when i attended my first WordPress Meetup in Ahmedabad. During that meetup, speaker Alkesh Miyani mentions that the developers who contributed the most in wp 5.0 are from Bangladesh after Bharat. This fact was really shocking to me. The experience of attending my first WordPress meetup motivated me to record a podcast on “contribution of Bharat and Bangladesh in WordPress”. Later, it was uploaded to the YouTube Channel. 

Coming from Non-IT background, it was really shocking for me to know that WordPress.org is an open-source (not one’s monopoly, developed and maintained by many volunteers) and free (free from copy right).

After this incident, I started my personal website (kevinkovadia dot in), a blog (alakh dot co dot in) and some freelancing work using WordPress dot org. Till now, I enjoyed attending WordPress meet-ups in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat. It was a great experience to attend WordCamp Pune 2019 and WordPress Nagpur 2019. I got a chance to give a presentation as a speaker on “Digital Marketing using WordPress” at WordPress Meetup Vadodara in July 2019. 

WordCamp Visit

  • WordCamp Pune 2019 as an Attendee
  • WordCamp Nagpur 2019 as an Attendee
  • WordCamp Vadodara 2019 as a Volunteer

Beta version testing

It was a really wonderful experience of testing a beta version of Twenty Twenty WordPress default theme and WordPress 5.3 before its official release.

By Kevin Kovadia

Love and Respect for #OpenSource #WordPress #Gutenberg #Linux #WikiPedia #CreativeCommons #FIlmMaking #Blogging #Nature

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