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