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