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