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
5.1 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 ነሃሴ 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins ሚያዝያ 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown ታህሳስ 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday ነሃሴ 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 ነሃሴ 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 ሃምሌ 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 ሃምሌ 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