History and background of the “Hello World” post

What is the history of the hello world post? Don’t you love how with any CMS (that’s content management software for short) you get the generic first post written for you with the typical Hello World. Doing a google search results in about 10+ million results. Does this mean there are 10+ million ideas that have been generated and sitting dormant waiting to be unleashed? Possibly right?

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By Ben Lowe

Hello World refers to Brian Kernighan, an author of one of the most widely read programming books: C Programming Language, In 1978. He first referenced ‘Hello World’ in the C Programming Language book’s predecessor: A Tutorial Introduction to the Programming Language B published in 1973. Feel free to google more about it as there is no doubt that it would be one of the most popular terms used in programming and is used to test and validate the install of software in many programs today.

From a start-up and new business perspective, it’s easy to see that CMS software like WordPress is very popular for people who are looking to go into business. WordPress, for example, is a great tool for entrepreneurs looking to build a website to give themselves an online presence without having to spend too much money. After you download a few add-ons you can be running a very professional looking website. Add-ons like Elementor, Yoast, contact form are some of the key ones if you’re looking to start your own website.

One thing is clear based on the all the Google results with Hello World many people have started. That’s the first step to making your idea get off the ground and remember content is king.

If you’re after any WordPress tips let me know in the comments. I’m no expert but I’d be happy to share my views.