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 12 сар 8, 2020
5.5 Billy Eckstine 8 сар 11, 2020
5.4 Nat Adderley 3 сар 31, 2020
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk 11 сар 12, 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius 5 сар 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter 2 сар 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés 12 сар 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton 11 сар 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans 6 сар 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 12 сар 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 8 сар 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 4 сар 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown 12 сар 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 8 сар 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell 4 сар 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington 12 сар 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 9 сар 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith 4 сар 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 сар 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie 10 сар 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson 8 сар 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones 12 сар 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green 6 сар 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 сар 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 7 сар 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt 2 сар 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk 6 сар 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae 12 сар 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker 6 сар 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane 12 сар 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 7 сар 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker 3 сар 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon 9 сар 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 5 сар 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 1 сар 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington 12 сар 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 2 сар 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus 5 сар 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis 1 сар 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. 5 сар 27, 2003