WordPress 3.4 "Green"

About WordPress 3.4

General Info

WordPress 3.4 "Green" is the 18th version of WordPress. It was named after the jazz musican Grant Green.

This version was released 8 years ago, on June 13th 2012. It had a lifespan of 181 days (~6 months).

Version 3.4 had 2 minor version, the last one released 8 years ago on September 6th 2012.

This is a very old version of WordPress, it is no longer supported.

The entire 3.4 branch with all its minor versions was downloaded 35,792,037 times.

Release Announcement

WordPress 3.4 “Green”


Minor Versions

3.4.1 June 27, 2012 Maintenance and Security Release
3.4.2 September 6, 2012 Maintenance and Security Release

Release Video

Live Theme Previews

Try on New Themes

Gone are the days of rushing to update your header, background, and the like as soon as you activate a new theme. You can now customize these options beforeactivating a new theme. Note: this feature is available for installed themes only.

Customize Current Theme

Satisfy your curiosity and try on a fresh coat of paint — you can also use the live preview mode to customize your current theme. Look for the Customize link on the Themes screen.

Custom Headers


Flexible Sizes

You can decide for yourself how tall or wide your custom header image should be. From now on, themes will provide a recommended image size for custom headers rather than a fixed requirement. Note: this feature requires theme support.

Choose from Media Library

Tired of re-uploading the same custom header image every time you check out a new theme? Now you can choose header images from your media library for easier customization.

Twitter Embeds

Share Tweets with Style

You can now embed individual tweets in posts. It includes action links that allow readers to reply to, retweet, and favorite the tweet without leaving your site. Just paste a tweet URL on its own line. This works with URLs from some other sites, too. For more, see the Codex article on Embeds.

Better Captions

HTML Support

Basic HTML support has been added to the caption field in the image uploader. This allows you to add links — great for photo credits or licensing details — and basic formatting such as bold and italicized text.

Under the Hood

Faster WP_Query

Post queries have been optimized to improve performance, especially for sites with large databases.

Themes API

WP_Theme, wp_get_themes(), wp_get_theme(). Faster, uses less memory, makes use of persistent caching.


A new WordPress API that supports custom content types and taxonomies, as well as dozens of other bug fixes and improvements.

Faster Translations

The number of strings loaded on the front end was greatly reduced, resulting in faster front page load times for localized installations. Also, better support for East Asian languages, right-to-left languages, theme translations, and more.

Custom Header and Background API

Custom header and background API relocated into the theme support API.

External Libraries

jQuery, jQuery UI, TinyMCE, Plupload, PHPMailer, SimplePie, and other libraries were updated. jQuery UI Touch Punch was introduced.

WordPress 3.4 Core Developers

Ryan Boren

Mark Jaquith

Matt Mullenweg

Andrew Ozz

Jen Mylo

Peter Westwood

Andrew Nacin

Dion Hulse

Daryl Koopersmith

Jon Cave

Cristi Burcă

Dominik Schilling

Sergey Biryukov

Helen Hou-Sandi

Aaron D. Campbell

Max Cutler

Kurt Payne

Marko Heijnen

Amy Hendrix

George Stephanis

Stas Sușkov

WordPress 3.4 Core Contributors

Adam Harley (Kawauso)

AJ Acevedo


Alex Concha

Alex King

Alex Mills


Andrea Rennick

Andrew Ryno

Andrey "Rarst" Savchenko

Andy Skelton


Arie Putranto

Austin Matzko

Barrett Golding


Ben Balter

Ben Casey


Ben Dunkle

Ben Huson

Bill Erickson


Boone Gorges





Chelsea Otakan

Cheon, YoungMin

Chip Bennett

Chris Olbekson

Coen Jacobs


Dan Collis-Puro

Daniel Bachhuber

Daniel Convissor

Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater)


Daryl L. L. Houston (dllh)

David Gwyer




Doug Provencio

Drew Jaynes

edward mindreantre

Eric Andrew Lewis

Eric Mann


Evan Solomon

Fred Wu

Gary Cao

Gary Jones

Gautam Gupta

Gene Robinson

Gennady Kovshenin

George Mamadashvili

Gustavo Bordoni


Hugo Baeta

Ian Stewart


Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

Jacob Chappell




Jer Clarke

Jeremy Felt

Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)

Jiehan Zheng

Joachim Jensen

Joey Kudish

John Blackbourn

John Ford

John James Jacoby

Joost de Valk

Jorge Bernal

Joseph Scott

Justin de Vesine

Justin Givens

Kailey (trepmal)

Kenan Dervisevic


Konstantin Kovshenin

Kristopher Lagraff

Lance Willett


Lee Willis


Lutz Schröer

Mantas Malcius


Mark Rowatt Anderson

Matias Ventura


Matt (Thomas) Miklic

Matt Martz


Matt Wiebe


Mert Yazıcıoğlu

Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

Michael Beckwith

Michael Fields

Michael Rodríguez Torrent

Michelle Langston

Mike Schinkel [WPLib Box project lead]

Mike Toppa

Milan Dinić

mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)

Mohammad Jangda

Mustansir Golawala


Naoko Takano

Nashwan Doaqan

Niall Kennedy

Nikolaos Anastopoulos

Nikolay Yordanov



Nuno Morgadinho

Olivier Collet

Paul Biron


Pete Mall

Pirate Dunbar


Prasath Nadarajah



Rami Yushuvaev

Reuben Gunday


Ross Hanney


Ryan Duff

Ryan McCue

Safirul Alredha

Samir Shah

Samuel Wood (Otto)

Seisuke Kuraishi (tenpura)

Sergey Biryukov

Simon Wheatley


Stephane Daury (stephdau)


Thomas Griffin

Thorsten Ott


Tom Auger

Toni Viemerö


Ulrich Sossou

Utkarsh Kukreti

Wojtek Szkutnik


Xavier Borderie

Yoav Farhi

Zach "The Z Man" Abernathy

Zack Tollman

Ze Fontainhas



WordPress 3.4 Development

Minimum Requirements

PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.

MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.



WordPress 3.4 database version 20596.

WordPress 3.4 trac revision 21078.

WordPress 3.4 closed 605 trac tickets (major release only).



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