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