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