Greatest Matt Mullenweg Quotes For WP Nerds

Matthew Charles Mullenweg  is an American entrepreneur and web developer living in Houston. He is known for developing the free and open-source web software WordPress, now managed by The WordPress Foundation.

Mullenweg was born on (born January 11, 1984) in Houston, Texas, and attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he studied jazz saxophone. He studied at the University of Houston, majoring in Political Science, before he dropped out in 2004 to pursue a job at CNET Networks.

In January 2003, Mullenweg and Mike Little started WordPress from the b2 codebase. They were soon joined by original b2 developer Michel Valdrighi. Mullenweg was 19 years old, and a freshman at the University of Houston at the time.

 In April 2004, with fellow WordPress developer, they launched Ping-O-Matic, a hub for notifying blog search engines like Technorati about blog updates. The following month, WordPress competitor Movable Type announced a radical price change, driving thousands of users to seek another blogging platform; this is widely seen as the tipping point for WordPress.

Mullenweg runs an angel investment firm Audrey Capital, which has backed nearly 30 companies since 2008. In 2011 he backed Y Combinator startup Earbits.

Since 2005, Mullenweg has been a frequent keynote/speaker at many conferences/events, including global WordCamp events. From 2017 to 2019, Mullenweg also served as a board member for GitLab, Inc.

Matt Mullenweg Quotes

“Technology is best when it brings people together.”

“The biggest motivation is not the money but the impact.”

Matt Mullenweg

“Technology is of those who strive today’s hard work for tomorrow’s successes.” 

“A common quality I see of people who are successful is that they are voracious readers.”

Matt Mullenweg at Conference

“You can learn practically anything you want in the world online.”

“My own personal dream is that the majority of the web runs on open-source software.” 

Matt Mullenweg at Wordcamp

“I don’t have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out.”

“Technology is closing the gap between what one can imagine and what one can do and as a result, the equality of opportunity is unmatched in human history.”

Matt Mullenweg at Wordcamp

“We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way.”

“If you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version, you waited too long.”

Matt Mullenweg

“If I were to wish for two things, they would be as much bandwidth as possible and ridiculously fast browser engines.” 

“I was raised Catholic, and I can get incredibly guilty about mistakes.”

Matt Mullenweg speech

“If you think of the ideas of open-source applied to information in an encyclopedia, you get to Wikipedia – lots and lots of small contributions that bubble up to something that’s meaningful.”

“I don’t care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat – all that matters is their work.”

Matt Mullenweg

“WordPress, it’s a complex tool; it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on a phone.”

“Don’t think about work in your bedroom or relaxation area.” 

Matt Mullenweg

“When I first got into technology I didn’t really understand what open source was. Once I started writing software, I realized how important this would be.”

“Do what you love and don’t focus on the money.”

Matt Mullenweg auf dem Wordcamp Europe 2013 in Leiden in den Niederlanden

“A common quality I see of people who are successful is that they are voracious readers.”

“If you’re not embarrassed when you ship your first version, you waited too long.”


After dropping out of the University of Houston, he worked at CNET Networks from 2004 to 2006 until he quit and founded Automattic, an internet company whose brands include, AkismetGravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Crowdsignal, and Tumblr.

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