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
5.1 Betty Carter 21 Feabhra, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés 6 Nollaig, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton 15 Samhain, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans 8 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 6 Nollaig, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 16 Lúnasa, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 12 Aibreán, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown 8 Nollaig, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 18 Lúnasa, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell 23 Aibreán, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington 18 Nollaig, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 4 Meán Fómhair, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith 16 Aibreán, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 Nollaig, 2013
3.7 Count Basie 24 Deireadh Fómhair, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson 1 Lúnasa, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones 11 Nollaig, 2012
3.4 Grant Green 13 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 Nollaig, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 4 Deireadh an tSamhraidh, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt 23 Feabhra, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk 17 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae 18 Nollaig, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker 11 Meán an tSamhraidh, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane 10 Nollaig, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 15 Deireadh an tSamhraidh, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker 29 Márta, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon 24 Meán Fómhair, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 16 Bealtaine, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 22 Eanáir, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington 31 Nollaig, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 17 Feabhra, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus 22 Bealtaine, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis 3 Eanáir, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. 27 Bealtaine, 2003