on January 24, 2011 — Having 2 Opinions!
BetterWP.net is officially online!
Right now when I am writing this post, I don’t really know if betterwp.net can become a popular website in the future or not. I develop this website, develop my plugins, write articles with the hope that they can benefit other WordPress users.
If you have used a forum software like phpBB in the past, you will be surprised to look at its history. phpBB has been around for more than 9 years, and this is how it started:
I started phpBB in the summer of 2000 with the lofty goal of providing my wife with a forum for her Website. At the time, the only real options for forum software that I knew of were UBB and Phorum. UBB was too expensive for a poor college student, and I didn’t like the style of Phorum at all. I wanted a good, open source, flat-style message board, so I set to work to clone the look of UBB and offer it for free under GPL.
The team came together after I posted a message on DevShed asking for people to test my new forum. Soon after that, I opened up a project on Sourceforge.net and people began to submit code and ask if they could join the team. It all kind of snowballed from there.
Regarding the product’s popularity, I had no real aspirations when I started the project. The amount it’s grown over the last few years has really shocked me.
If you are interested, here’s the first version of phpBB: http://web.archive.org/web/20010603190515rn_1/phpbb.sou ... net/phpBB/ and the first post in which James introduced phpBB: http://forums.devshed.com/php-development-5/help-me-tes ... -4914.html. Who would’ve thought phpbb could be so popular nowadays? We can never tell the future, can we?
Let’s mark this day the day this website was born and about one year from now we can look back and say, “hey, I have done a good job!” or “damn, I failed…” Anyway, this might become the most overlooked post on this website, and if someone happens to read this, let’s just say it is a dummy post for my new website. Have fun browsing and enjoy BetterWP.net!
Possibly Related Posts
Next Post: BWP reCAPTCHA released!