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