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