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
5.2 Jaco Pastorius Muzigo 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter Mukutulansanja 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton Ogwekkuminogumu (Museenene) 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans Sseeboaseka 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Kafuumuulampawu 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell Kafuumuulampawu 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith Kafuumuulampawu 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Ogwekkumi (Mukulukusa) 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green Sseeboaseka 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Kasambula 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt Mukutulansanja 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk Sseeboaseka 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker Sseeboaseka 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Kasambula 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker Mugulansigo 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Muzigo 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Gatonnya 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Mukutulansanja 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus Muzigo 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis Gatonnya 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. Muzigo 27, 2003