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