Who is behind WordPress?

I have been using WordPress f more than 5 years. But I was never thought who is behind WordPress, or just ignored. Now I feel, it’s mandatory to honor them as they are doing such great job for such a long years. In fact they redefined the blogging concept and simplify the web developments and made it easily reachable to normal people. Like what Microsoft did with windows, which in turn made people used to with computers. But we cannot compare both windows and wordpress as windows was/is/will always a paid version but WordPress was never be. Even now only rare numbers of people knows that WordPress has a paid version (VIP WordPress).

The heart and soul of WordPress is Automattic http://automattic.com/ . They slogan is says what they really do

“We are passionate about making the web a better place”.

About Automattic (in their words)

Automattic Inc. is a startup from a handful of people passionate about making the web a better place. We are strong believers in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under licenses like the GPL. We work from places all around the world. Automattic first got started around August of 2005, and has since grown to include the fine people you see here.

See people behind at http://automattic.com/about/

Like to Work with Automattic?

Looks confused? No worries,  they do have opening and they are recruiting too.

What could be their Employees count? 1k, 5k? , 10k? Or even more.

Lol J , they are just 98(til now). Can you believe this? Just 98 people refining the world! Kudus to the team!  Of course the count doesn’t matter. The quality alone matters. Being Team leader, I would like say the same thing. We cannot survive the technology world just with number of people, we can do only with quality people.

Have a looks @ their career page. http://automattic.com/work-with-us/

Minimum Requirements to part of them

  • Great communication skills.
  • Self-driven work ethic.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn

What else they do?

Have a look @ http://automattic.com/. Please realize how much support the open source community. Even though they have some paid services I would really like to appreciate the effort. Of course nobody can survive in the word without money.


Thanks Guys for such a wonderful contribution to open source community and to world too.  Keep doing great job.

Now I really love to work with you guys. But I need to be more confident before I apply for same. But for sure, I had enough confidence, I will update my resume and will send you, just see, whether I am eligible for just your process 😉 .

Subin George
  • Nice Article!
    Really informatic.
    Please Continue Great Job !

  • subingp

     I am just trying to explore the people behind wordpress