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. Ogwokutaano (Muzigo) 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis Gatonnya 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus Ogwokutaano (Muzigo) 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Mukutulansanja 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Gatonnya 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Ogwokutaano (Muzigo) 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker Mugulansigo 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Ogwomusanvu (Kasambula) 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker Ogwomukaaga (Sseebaaseka) 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk Ogwomukaaga (Sseebaaseka) 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt Mukutulansanja 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Ogwomusanvu (Kasambula) 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green Ogwomukaaga (Sseebaaseka) 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Ogwekkumi (Mukulukusa) 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith Ogwokuna (Kafuumuulampawu) 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Ogwomwenda (Mutunda) 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell Ogwokuna (Kafuumuulampawu) 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Ogwokuna (Kafuumuulampawu) 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Ogwomunaana (Muwakanya) 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans Ogwomukaaga (Sseebaaseka) 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton Ogwekkuminogumu (Museenene) 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs Ogwekkuminebiri (Ntenvu) 6, 2018