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