Roadmap

After the 2.1 release, we decided to adopt a regular release schedule every 3-4 months with the features primarily driven by ideas voted on by our users. Here are the current planned releases, and links to their respective milestones in our issue tracker.

Any projected dates are for discussion and planning purposes, and will be firmed up as we get closer to release.

Version Planned
5.1 (Trac) 2019

The month prior to a release new features are frozen and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues.

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. Matg 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis Schaner 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus Matg 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Favrer 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington December 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Schaner 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Matg 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon Settember 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker Mars 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Fanadur 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane December 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker Zercladur 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae December 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk Zercladur 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt Favrer 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Fanadur 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt December 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green Zercladur 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones December 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson Avust 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie October 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker December 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith Avrigl 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Settember 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington December 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell Avrigl 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Avust 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown December 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Avrigl 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Avust 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan December 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans Zercladur 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton November 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs December 6, 2018