History

We’ve been working on a new book about the history of WordPress drawing on dozens of interviews with the original folks involved and extensive research. It’s not ready yet, but for the tenth anniversary of WordPress we’d like to make a chapter available, On forking WordPress, forks in general, early WordPress, and the community, which you can download below in the following formats:

Jazzers and Release Dates

WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music, and all our major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians we personally admire. Here’s a list of releases and the musicians they were named for. You can listen to a Last.fm station of all the musicians we named a release for.

Version Musician Date
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk November 12, 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius Mei 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter Februarie 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs Desember 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton November 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans Junie 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Desember 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Augustus 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins April 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown Desember 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Augustus 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell April 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington Desember 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman September 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith April 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker Desember 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Oktober 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson Augustus 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones Desember 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green Junie 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt Desember 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Julie 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt Februarie 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk Junie 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae Desember 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker Junie 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane Desember 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Julie 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker Maart 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon September 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Mei 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Januarie 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington Desember 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Februarie 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus Mei 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis Januarie 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. Mei 27, 2003