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