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