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