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. Mai 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis Zenâr 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus Mai 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Fevrâr 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington Dicembar 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Zenâr 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Mai 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon Setembar 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker Març 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Lui 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane Dicembar 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker Jugn 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae Dicembar 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk Jugn 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt Fevrâr 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Lui 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt Dicembar 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green Jugn 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones Dicembar 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson Avost 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Otubar 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker Dicembar 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith Avrîl 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Setembar 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington Dicembar 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell Avrîl 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Avost 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown Dicembar 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Avrîl 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Avost 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Dicembar 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans Jugn 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton Novembar 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Valdés Dicembar 6, 2018