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