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