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