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
6.0 Arturo O’Farrill मे 24, 2022
5.9 Joséphine Baker जनवरी 25, 2022
5.8 Art Tatum जुलाई 20, 2021
5.7 Esperanza Spalding मार्च 9, 2021
5.6 Nina Simone डिसेम्बर 8, 2020
5.5 Billy Eckstine अगस्ट 11, 2020
5.4 Nat Adderley मार्च 31, 2020
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk नोभेम्बर 12, 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius मे 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter फ्रेवुअरी 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés डिसेम्बर 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton नोभेम्बर 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans जुन 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan डिसेम्बर 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams अगस्ट 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins अप्रील 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown डिसेम्बर 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday अगस्ट 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell अप्रील 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington डिसेम्बर 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman सेप्टेम्बर 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith अप्रील 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker डिसेम्बर 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie अक्टोबर 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson अगस्ट 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones डिसेम्बर 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green जुन 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt डिसेम्बर 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin जुलाई 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt फ्रेवुअरी 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk जुन 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae डिसेम्बर 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker जुन 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane डिसेम्बर 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner जुलाई 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker मार्च 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon सेप्टेम्बर 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz मे 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald जनवरी 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington डिसेम्बर 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn फ्रेवुअरी 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus मे 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis जनवरी 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. मे 27, 2003