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