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