WordPress 3.1 “Django” becomes WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt”


There have been times in the past I have felt like a cool person. Pictures like this remind me I'll never be truly cool.

WordPress 3.1 was initially called “Django” after jazz musician Django Reinhardt. Shortly after the release complaints began to arise on Twitter, specifically due to the name being the same as another open source project. In short time the name was swapped to “Reinhardt”, Django’s last name. The catalyst for the change seems to have been a Hacker News thread, with the name change made to the dot org blog post shortly after.

Don’t worry, we’ve updated our post images and references from earlier today. Since you were worried. So what would you have named WordPress 3.1? Besides your own last name, of course.

8 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1 “Django” becomes WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt”

  1. This new version break my jQuery stuffs. My dropdown menu not working, my sliders not moving. Apparently it has conflict with jQuery cycle, even after i update my tag to the latest version my slider still not working 🙁

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  3. I got this as a drive-by. Does this mean they’re making a python-based version? Would be great for me, but wow that would be a big change. It’s been a pain to link my WP front with my Django apps.

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