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