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