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