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