WordPress Monthly Releases

New Chart – WordPress Monthly Releases

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress Monthly Releases chart. Historical chart displaying the total amount of major WordPress versions released each month.

Source

The monthly release list in based on release dates of all the major WordPress versions. it basically sums up the total number of releases per month.

History

For the first couple of years WordPress had no official release schedule. With the release of WordPress 2.1 in January 2007, it was decided to adopt a regular release schedule every 3-4 months (90-120 days).

Insights

November seems to be as the only month that had no major WordPress version releases. But not for long, WordPress 4.9 is scheduled to be released on November 2017.

WordPress Monthly Releases (WordPress 0.7 - WordPress 4.8)
WordPress Monthly Releases (WordPress 0.7 – WordPress 4.8)

The adoption of regular release schedule every 3-4 months after should be represented in the chart, but it is not. So I generated a new chart displaying data from starting in WordPress 2.1 up to WordPress 4.8.

WordPress Monthly Releases (WordPress 2.1 - WordPress 4.8)
WordPress Monthly Releases (WordPress 2.1 – WordPress 4.8)

With 3 releases per year, the common release months are April, August and December. With 2 releases per year, the common release months are June/July and December.

WordPress Yearly Releases
WordPress Yearly Releases

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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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