Here are links to static demonstrations of what WordPress looked like in the early days of it’s development. For security reasons, I’m not hosting live versions of the software as they’d be rife for hacking. These are simply static representations. Most of the links still work though, so you can still navigate your way around đŸ˜€

If you are interested in contributing to this project (perhaps by adding newer versions), then please submit improvements to the Historic WordPress GitHub repository.

WordPress 0.71 Gold. Released May 27, 2003.
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WordPress 1.0 Miles Davis. January 3, 2004.
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WordPress 1.2 Charles Mingus. May 22, 2004.
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WordPress 1.5 Billy Strayhorn. February 17, 2005.
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WordPress 2.0 Duke Ellington. December 31, 2005.
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WordPress 2.1 Ella Fitzgerald. January 22, 2007.
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WordPress 2.2 Stan Getz. May 16, 2007.
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WordPress 2.3 Dexter Gordon. September 24, 2007.
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WordPress 2.5 Michael Brecker. March 29, 2008.
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WordPress 2.6 McCoy Tyner. July 15, 2008.
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WordPress 2.7 John Coltrane. December 10, 2008.
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