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