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