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WordPress Versions

The following are the various versions of WordPress, listed chronologically from the oldest to newest, along with the Change Log information on new features and improvements in each version.

NOTE: WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music, and since WordPress 1.0 all major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians they admire.

Version Release Date Musician Change Log Announcement DB Version
0.70 May 27, 2003 Changelog Blog
0.71 June 9, 2003 Changelog Blog
0.711 June 25, 2003 Changelog Blog
0.72 October 11, 2003 Changelog Blog
1.0 January 3, 2004 Miles Davis Changelog Blog
1.0.1 January 25, 2004 Changelog Blog
1.0.2 March 11, 2004 Art Blakey Changelog Blog
1.2 May 22, 2004 Charles Mingus Changelog Blog
1.2.1 October 6, 2004 Changelog Blog
1.2.2 December 15, 2004 Changelog Blog 2540
1.5 February 17, 2005 Billy Strayhorn Changelog Blog 2541
1.5.1 May 9, 2005 Changelog Blog 2541
1.5.1.2 May 27, 2005 Changelog Blog 2541
1.5.1.3 June 29, 2005 Changelog Blog 2541
1.5.2 August 14, 2005 Changelog Blog 2541
2.0 December 26, 2005 Duke Ellington Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.1 January 31, 2006 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.2 March 10, 2006 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.3 June 1, 2006 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.4 July 29, 2006 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.5 October 27, 2006 Ronan Boren Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.6 January 5, 2007 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.7 January 15, 2007 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.8 February 8, 2007 Changelog No Blog 3441
2.0.9 February 21, 2007 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.10 April 3, 2007 Changelog Blog 3441
2.0.11 August 5, 2007 Changelog Blog 3441
2.1 January 22, 2007 Ella Fitzgerald Changelog Blog 4772
2.1.1 February 21, 2007 Changelog Blog 4773
2.1.2 March 2, 2007 Changelog Blog 4773
2.1.3 April 3, 2007 Changelog Blog 4773
2.2 May 16, 2007 Stan Getz Changelog Blog 5183
2.2.1 June 21, 2007 Changelog Blog 5183
2.2.2 August 5, 2007 Changelog Blog 5183
2.2.3 September 8, 2007 Changelog Blog 5183
2.3 September 24, 2007 Dexter Gordon Changelog Blog 6124
2.3.1 October 26, 2007 Changelog Blog 6124
2.3.2 December 29, 2007 Changelog Blog 6124
2.3.3 February 5, 2008 Changelog Blog 6124
2.5 March 29, 2008 Michael Brecker Changelog Blog 7558
2.5.1 April 25, 2008 Changelog Blog 7796
2.6 July 15, 2008 McCoy Tyner Changelog Blog 8201
2.6.1 August 15, 2008 Changelog Blog 8204
2.6.2 September 8, 2008 Changelog Blog 8204
2.6.3 October 23, 2008 Changelog Blog 8204
2.6.5 November 25, 2008 Changelog Blog 8204
2.7 December 10, 2008 John Coltrane Changelog Blog 9872
2.7.1 February 10, 2009 Changelog Blog 9872
2.8 June 10, 2009 Chet Baker Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.1 July 9, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.2 July 20, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.3 August 3, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.4 August 12, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.5 October 20, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.8.6 November 12, 2009 Changelog Blog 11548
2.9 December 18, 2009 Carmen McRae Changelog Blog 12329
2.9.1 January 4, 2010 Changelog Blog 12329
2.9.2 February 15, 2010 Changelog Blog 12329
3.0 June 17, 2010 Thelonious Monk Changelog Blog 15260
3.0.1 July 29, 2010 Changelog Blog 15477
3.0.2 November 30, 2010 Changelog Blog 15477
3.0.3 December 8, 2010 Changelog Blog 15477
3.0.4 December 29, 2010 Changelog Blog 15477
3.0.5 February 7, 2011 Changelog Blog 15477
3.0.6 April 26, 2011 Changelog No blog 15477
3.1 February 23, 2011 Django Reinhardt Changelog Blog 17056
3.1.1 April 5, 2011 Changelog Blog 17516
3.1.2 April 26, 2011 Changelog Blog 17516
3.1.3 May 25, 2011 Changelog Blog 17516
3.1.4 June 29, 2011 Changelog Blog 17516
3.2 July 4, 2011 George Gershwin Changelog Blog 18226
3.2.1 July 12, 2011 Changelog Blog 18226
3.3 December 12, 2011 Sonny Stitt Changelog Blog 19470
3.3.1 January 3, 2012 Changelog Blog 19470
3.3.2 April 20, 2012 Changelog Blog 19470
3.3.3 June 27, 2012 Changelog No blog 19470
3.4 June 13, 2012 Grant Green Changelog Blog 20596
3.4.1 June 27, 2012 Changelog Blog 21115
3.4.2 September 6, 2012 Changelog Blog 21707
3.5 December 11, 2012 Elvin Jones Changelog Blog 22441
3.5.1 January 24, 2013 Changelog Blog 22441
3.5.2 June 21, 2013 Changelog Blog 22442
3.6 August 1, 2013 Oscar Peterson Changelog Blog 24448
3.6.1 September 11, 2013 Changelog Blog 22448
3.7 October 24, 2013 Count Basie Changelog Blog 25824
3.7.1 October 29, 2013 Changelog Blog 25824
3.7.2 April 8, 2014 Changelog Blog 25824
3.7.3 April 14, 2014 Changelog Blog 25824
3.7.4 August 6, 2014 Changelog Blog 25824
3.7.5 November 20, 2014 Changelog Blog 25824
3.8 December 12, 2013 Charlie Parker Changelog Blog 26691
3.8.1 January 23, 2014 Changelog Blog 26691
3.8.2 April 8, 2014 Changelog Blog 26691
3.8.3 April 14, 2014 Changelog Blog 26691
3.8.4 August 6, 2014 Changelog Blog 26691
3.8.5 November 20, 2014 Changelog Blog 26691
3.9 April 16, 2014 Jimmy Smith Changelog Blog 27916
3.9.1 May 8, 2014 Changelog Blog 27916
3.9.2 August 6, 2014 Changelog Blog 27916
3.9.3 November 20, 2014 Changelog Blog 27916
4.0 September 4, 2014 Benny Goodman Changelog Blog 29630
4.0.1 November 20, 2014 Changelog Blog 29630

Planned Versions

Based on history, a major release of WordPress happens every 6 months or so. Suggest and vote on ideas for future releases at the WordPress Extend Ideas site. Here are the future releases and links to their respective milestones in our bug tracker.

Version Planned Release Date Remarks
4.1 December 10, 2014
4.2 ???

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