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