WordPress Easter Egg


Programmers are funny people. Really, they have a sense of humor if you look hard enough. The best proof of programming humor are Easter Eggs. No, I am not talking about dyed eggs that soon become egg salad. I am talking about hidden features or “events” that programmers purposely hide in their code for their own entertainment, and to the surprise of any user that finds them. Easter eggs have made popular appearances in more than just software, we sometimes see them in movies, art and literature.

Today, I found an Easter egg in WordPress. Below is the video of what I found. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You should probably full screen the video to see all the features close up.

A big thanks is in order for the WordPress core developers for including this fun little surprise. Apparently this Easter egg has appeared in WordPress since version 2.6.

If you thought this post was half way interesting, you might want to follow @joehall on Twitter. Hes a total nut bag over there, but worth a few laughs.

12 Comments

Ivete on August 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm.

This is awesome, thanks for finding and posting it!

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Joe Hall on August 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm.

The pleasure is all mine!

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Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone on August 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm.

I’m going to have to try that now! Thanks Joe!!!

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Joe Hall on August 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm.

It might not work for wordpress.com users, but I would love to know if it does. Let me know!

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Davide corradi on August 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm.

Lol. Love it

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Marty Martin on August 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm.

Sweet. I knew the They had me, I just knew it. ;)

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Rebekah on August 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm.

That is so creative, and hilarious! I wonder what you were thinking when you first saw that and your screen went black – haha. I would have freaked out.

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Rachel Baker on August 10, 2010 at 10:55 am.

Hilarious! Love the nerdy references in the easter egg left by the WordPress developers. Thank you for sharing.

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