WordPress Contributors

New Chart – WordPress Contributors

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress Contributors chart. Historical chart displaying the total amount of WordPress contributors for each major WordPress version.

Source

The contributors list is based on the data displayed in the credits screen in the WordPress dashboard.

History

The credits screen was introduced in WordPress 3.2 to give special credit to all the people who contributed to the release of each WordPress version.

Insights

Since the first time this data became available, we see an increase in the community’s involvement. More people join the effort to improve WordPress core.

WordPress 3.2 was released on 2011, it had only 114 contributors. A year later, as of WordPress 3.5, the number of contributors doubled. In 2015 when WordPress 4.4 was released the total amount  of contributors quadrupled to 460.

Over the years we see a constant increase in contributors. In some versions more than others. But in average, for the last two years each WordPress version was developed by ~300 contributors. More than double the amount of contributors six years ago.

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Rami Yushuvaev

I'm an entrepreneur, a web developer and a blogger. I’ve contributed code to each and every WordPress release since version 2.8. I am the Hebrew GTE since WordPress 3.3, responsible for the translation and the release of WordPress Hebrew version. And a core developer for WordPress 4.4, 4.6, 4.7 and 5.2. I am also the founder of GenerateWP.com and several other WordPress related projects. But mainly I work with Israeli startups, providing WordPress Plugin development services.

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