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
6.0 Arturo O’Farrill 24 May, 2022
5.9 Joséphine Baker 25 January, 2022
5.8 Art Tatum 20 yüli, 2021
5.7 Esperanza Spalding 09 March, 2021
5.6 Nina Simone 08 desèmber, 2020
5.5 Billy Eckstine 11 ougùstùs, 2020
5.4 Nat Adderley 31 March, 2020
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk 12 novèmber, 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius 07 May, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter 21 February, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés 06 desèmber, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton 15 novèmber, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans 08 June, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 06 desèmber, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 16 ougùstùs, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 12 April, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown 08 desèmber, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 18 ougùstùs, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell 23 April, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington 18 desèmber, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 04 sèptèmber, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith 16 April, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 desèmber, 2013
3.7 Count Basie 24 òktober, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson 01 ougùstùs, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones 11 desèmber, 2012
3.4 Grant Green 13 June, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 desèmber, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 04 yüli, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt 23 February, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk 17 June, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae 18 desèmber, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker 11 June, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane 10 desèmber, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 15 yüli, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker 29 March, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon 24 sèptèmber, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 16 May, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 22 January, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington 31 desèmber, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 17 February, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus 22 May, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis 03 January, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. 27 May, 2003