Roadmap

After the 2.1 release, we decided to adopt a regular release schedule every 3-4 months with the features primarily driven by ideas voted on by our users. Here are the current planned releases, and links to their respective milestones in our issue tracker.

Any projected dates are for discussion and planning purposes, and will be firmed up as we get closer to release.

Version Planned
5.1 (Trac) 2019

The month prior to a release new features are frozen and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues.

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 2700 May 2700 000000 2003
1.0 Miles Davis 3 0300 January 0300 000000 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus 22 2200 May 2200 000000 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 17 1700 February 1700 000000 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington 31 3100 December 3100 000000 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 22 2200 January 2200 000000 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 16 1600 May 1600 000000 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon 24 2400 September 2400 000000 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker 29 2900 March 2900 000000 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 15 1500 July 1500 000000 2008
2.7 John Coltrane 10 1000 December 1000 000000 2008
2.8 Chet Baker 11 1100 June 1100 000000 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae 18 1800 December 1800 000000 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk 17 1700 June 1700 000000 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt 23 2300 February 2300 000000 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 4 0400 July 0400 000000 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 1200 December 1200 000000 2011
3.4 Grant Green 13 1300 June 1300 000000 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones 11 1100 December 1100 000000 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson 1 0100 August 0100 000000 2013
3.7 Count Basie 24 2400 October 2400 000000 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 1200 December 1200 000000 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith 16 1600 April 1600 000000 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 4 0400 September 0400 000000 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington 18 1800 December 1800 000000 2014
4.2 Bud Powell 23 2300 April 2300 000000 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 18 1800 August 1800 000000 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown 8 0800 December 0800 000000 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 12 1200 April 1200 000000 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 16 1600 August 1600 000000 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 6 0600 December 0600 000000 2016
4.8 Bill Evans 8 0800 June 0800 000000 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton 15 1500 November 1500 000000 2017
5.0 Bebo Valdés 6 0600 December 0600 000000 2018