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
5.6 Nina Simone Dekabr 8, 2020
5.5 Billy Eckstine Avgust 11, 2020
5.4 Nat Adderley Mart 31, 2020
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Noyabr 12, 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius May 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter Fevral 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés Dekabr 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton Noyabr 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans Iyun 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Dekabr 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Avgust 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Aprel 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown Dekabr 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Avgust 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell Aprel 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington Dekabr 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Sentabr 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith Aprel 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker Dekabr 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Oktabr 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson Avgust 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones Dekabr 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green Iyun 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt Dekabr 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Iyul 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt Fevral 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk Iyun 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae Dekabr 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker Iyun 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane Dekabr 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Iyul 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker Mart 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon Sentabr 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz May 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Yanvar 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington Dekabr 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Fevral 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus May 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis Yanvar 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. May 27, 2003