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