Day 1: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks

I heard about the term “WordPress” for the first time around 2008 when I enrolled in a web design course at a private institute during my college.

I didn’t quite understand it at the time. But that was about to change quickly.

After graduating in 2010, I decided to go full-time into web design. WordPress had gained a lot of traction by then. I joined a small web development agency and it was there that I had my full-blown experience with WordPress.

It wasn’t very clear to use initially. There was a bit of a learning curve involved. We didn’t have so many resources back then so it was learning through trial and error. But one thing I loved about WordPress was the ease with which the websites could be created using it.

Before WordPress, the standard process was to draft a mockup in Photoshop and then slice & dice it to use in hand-coded HTML pages. But WordPress gave immense power into our hands and made the process easier.

From then until now WordPress has been the mainstay of my web design journey. It has grown into a massive platform and still going strong.

The ecosystem around WordPress is filled with amazing people. I had my first taste of the joys of the WordPress community around 2017 when I attended WordCamp Mumbai. It was an awesome event where I met a lot of like-minded people.

But even after that, I couldn’t contribute to the WordPress community in any way.

That is however set to change now.

It’s time to become an active contributor to WordPress and give back to this amazing community.

Hence, I decided to start from Day 1: #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks.

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