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