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
5.7 Esperanza Spalding Март 9, 2021-ж.
5.6 Nina Simone Декабрь 8, 2020-ж.
5.5 Billy Eckstine Август 11, 2020-ж.
5.4 Nat Adderley Март 31, 2020-ж.
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Ноябрь 12, 2019-ж.
5.2 Jaco Pastorius Май 7, 2019-ж.
5.1 Betty Carter Февраль 21, 2019-ж.
5.0 Bebo Valdés Декабрь 6, 2018-ж.
4.9 Billy Tipton Ноябрь 15, 2017-ж.
4.8 Bill Evans Июнь 8, 2017-ж.
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Декабрь 6, 2016-ж.
4.6 Pepper Adams Август 16, 2016-ж.
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Апрель 12, 2016-ж.
4.4 Clifford Brown Декабрь 8, 2015-ж.
4.3 Billie Holiday Август 18, 2015-ж.
4.2 Bud Powell Апрель 23, 2015-ж.
4.1 Dinah Washington Декабрь 18, 2014-ж.
4.0 Benny Goodman Сентябрь 4, 2014-ж.
3.9 Jimmy Smith Апрель 16, 2014-ж.
3.8 Charlie Parker Декабрь 12, 2013-ж.
3.7 Count Basie Октябрь 24, 2013-ж.
3.6 Oscar Peterson Август 1, 2013-ж.
3.5 Elvin Jones Декабрь 11, 2012-ж.
3.4 Grant Green Июнь 13, 2012-ж.
3.3 Sonny Stitt Декабрь 12, 2011-ж.
3.2 George Gershwin Июль 4, 2011-ж.
3.1 Django Reinhardt Февраль 23, 2011-ж.
3.0 Thelonious Monk Июнь 17, 2010-ж.
2.9 Carmen McRae Декабрь 18, 2009-ж.
2.8 Chet Baker Июнь 11, 2009-ж.
2.7 John Coltrane Декабрь 10, 2008-ж.
2.6 McCoy Tyner Июль 15, 2008-ж.
2.5 Michael Brecker Март 29, 2008-ж.
2.3 Dexter Gordon Сентябрь 24, 2007-ж.
2.2 Stan Getz Май 16, 2007-ж.
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Январь 22, 2007-ж.
2.0 Duke Ellington Декабрь 31, 2005-ж.
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Февраль 17, 2005-ж.
1.2 Charles Mingus Май 22, 2004-ж.
1.0 Miles Davis Январь 3, 2004-ж.
.70 No musician chosen. Май 27, 2003-ж.