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