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
5.3 Rahsaan Roland Kirk 12 An t-Samhain 2019
5.2 Jaco Pastorius 7 An Cèitean 2019
5.1 Betty Carter 21 An Gearran 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés 6 An Dùbhlachd 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton 15 An t-Samhain 2017
4.8 Bill Evans 8 An t-Ògmhios 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 6 An Dùbhlachd 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 16 An Lùnastal 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 12 An Giblean 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown 8 An Dùbhlachd 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 18 An Lùnastal 2015
4.2 Bud Powell 23 An Giblean 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington 18 An Dùbhlachd 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 4 An t-Sultain 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith 16 An Giblean 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 An Dùbhlachd 2013
3.7 Count Basie 24 An Dàmhair 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson 1 An Lùnastal 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones 11 An Dùbhlachd 2012
3.4 Grant Green 13 An t-Ògmhios 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 An Dùbhlachd 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 4 An t-Iuchar 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt 23 An Gearran 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk 17 An t-Ògmhios 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae 18 An Dùbhlachd 2009
2.8 Chet Baker 11 An t-Ògmhios 2009
2.7 John Coltrane 10 An Dùbhlachd 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 15 An t-Iuchar 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker 29 Am Màrt 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon 24 An t-Sultain 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 16 An Cèitean 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 22 Am Faoilleach 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington 31 An Dùbhlachd 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 17 An Gearran 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus 22 An Cèitean 2004
1.0 Miles Davis 3 Am Faoilleach 2004
.70 No musician chosen. 27 An Cèitean 2003