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