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