WordPress 3.7 "Basie"

About WordPress 3.7

General Info

WordPress 3.7 "Basie" is the 21st version of WordPress. It was named after the jazz musican Count Basie.

This version was released 6 years ago, on October 24th 2013. It had a lifespan of 49 days (~2 months).

Version 3.7 had 32 minor version, the last one released 4 months ago on December 12th 2019.

Although it's not the latest version of WordPress, it's still actively supported with automatic maintenance and security updates.

The entire 3.7 branch with all its minor versions was downloaded 29,127,935 times.

Release Announcement

WordPress 3.7 “Basie”


Minor Versions

3.7.1 October 29, 2013 Maintenance Release
3.7.2 April 8, 2014 Maintenance and Security Release
3.7.3 April 14, 2014 Maintenance Release
3.7.4 August 6, 2014 Security Release
3.7.5 November 20, 2014 Security Release
3.7.6 April 21, 2015 Security Release
3.7.7 April 23, 2015 Maintenance Release
3.7.8 May 7, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.7.9 July 23, 2015 Security Release
3.7.10 August 4, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.7.11 September 15, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.7.12 January 6, 2016 Security Release
3.7.13 February 2, 2016 Security Release
3.7.14 May 6, 2016 Security Release
3.7.15 June 21, 2016 Security Release
3.7.16 September 7, 2016 Security Release
3.7.17 January 11, 2017 Security Release
3.7.18 January 26, 2017 Security Release
3.7.19 March 6, 2017 Security Release
3.7.20 April 20, 2017 Maintenance Release
3.7.21 May 16, 2017 Security Release
3.7.22 September 19, 2017 Security Release
3.7.23 October 31, 2017 Security Release
3.7.24 November 29, 2017 Security Release
3.7.25 January 16, 2018 Security Release
3.7.26 April 3, 2018 Security Release
3.7.27 June 5, 2018 Security Release
3.7.28 December 12, 2018 Security Release
3.7.29 March 13, 2019 Security Release
3.7.30 September 4, 2019 Security Release
3.7.31 October 14, 2019 Security Release
3.7.32 December 12, 2019 Security Release

Background Updates

Updates While You Sleep

With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background, though some configurations may not allow it.

More Reliable Than Ever

The update process has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards. You’ll still need to click “Update Now” once WordPress 3.8 is released, but we’ve never had more confidence in that beautiful blue button.

Create Stronger Passwords

Your password is your site’s first line of defense. It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.

Improved Search Results

Search results are now ordered by how well the search query matches a post, instead of ordered only by date. For example, when your search terms match a post title, that result will be pushed to the top.

Better Global Support

Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date.

Under the Hood

More Background Updates (Experimental)

Want WordPress to always update automatically, even for major feature releases? Want to always keep a certain plugin up to date in the background? WordPress 3.7 comes with fine-grained update controls for developers and systems administrators.

Advanced Date Queries

Developers can now query for posts within a date range, or that are older than or newer than a specific point in time. Or get really fancy: all posts written on Friday afternoons? Not a problem.

Multisite Improvements

wp_get_sites() allows developers to easily get an array of all the sites on your network without resorting to a direct database query — just one of many improvements to multisite in WordPress 3.7.

WordPress 3.7 Core Developers

Ryan Boren

Mark Jaquith

Matt Mullenweg

Andrew Nacin

Andrew Ozz

Peter Westwood

Dion Hulse

Daryl Koopersmith

Jon Cave

Dominik Schilling

Sergey Biryukov

Helen Hou-Sandi

Scott Taylor

John Blackbourn

Drew Jaynes

Jeremy Felt

Chris Olbekson

Kim Parsell

WordPress 3.7 Core Contributors

Aaron Brazell

Aaron D. Campbell

Aaron Graham

Aaron Holbrook

Aaron Jorbin

Adam Silverstein


Alex Mills

Amy Hendrix (sabreuse)

Andrea Gandino

Andreas Nurbo

Andrew Norcross

Andrew Spittle

Anton Timmermans



Beau Lebens


Ben Miller

Bernhard Riedl



Brandon Kraft

Brian Hogg

Brian Richards

Bryan Petty

Calin Don

Carl Danley


Chip Bennett


Chris Jean

Chris Rudzki

Coen Jacobs

Colin Robinson

Daan Kortenbach

Daniel Bachhuber

Daniel Convissor

Daryl L. L. Houston (dllh)

Dave Ross

David Artiss

David Wolfpaw


Doug Cone



Dustin Filippini



Edward Caissie

Enej Bajgoric

Eric Andrew Lewis

Eric Mann

Evan Solomon




Frankie Jarrett

Frank Klein

Gary Cao

Gary Jones

Gary Pendergast


George Stephanis

Gijs Jorissen



Gregory Cornelius

Gregory Karpinsky (@tivnet)

Gustavo Bordoni


Ian Dunn

Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

J.D. Grimes


James Collins

Jason Coleman


Jeremy Buller

Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)

Joe Hoyle

Joey Kudish

John Fish

John James Jacoby


John P. Bloch

Jonas Bolinder (jond3r)

Jonathan Christopher

Jonathan Desrosiers

Jon Lynch

Joost de Valk

Joseph Scott

Josh Betz

Junko Nukaga

Justin de Vesine

Justin Sainton

K. Adam White

Kailey (trepmal)


Kevin Behrens


Konstantin Kovshenin

Konstantin Obenland

Kurt Payne

Lance Willett

Lee Willis


Lew Ayotte


Luke Gedeon

Marcin Pietrzak

Marco Cimmino

Marco Galasso

Mario Peshev

Mark McWilliams

Marko Heijnen

Mel Choyce-Dwan

Michael Beckwith

Mike Hansen

Mike Schinkel [WPLib Box project lead]

Milan Dinić

mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)


Mr Papa

Naoko Takano

Naomi C. Bush

Nashwan Doaqan



Niall Kennedy

Nick Daugherty

Nick Halsey

Nick Momrik

Nikhil Vimal

Nikolay Bachiyski


Oleg Butuzov


Parham Ghaffarian

Pascal Birchler

Patrick Rauland

Paul Biron

Paul de Wouters



Philip Arthur Moore

Pirate Dunbar


Rami Yushuvaev

Rasheed Bydousi



Reuben Gunday


Richard Tape

Rick Radko

Robert Chapin

Robert Dall

Rodrigo Primo

Ron Rennick


Ryan McCue

Samir Shah

Scott (@scottsweb)

Scott Reilly



Seisuke Kuraishi (tenpura)

Shinichi Nishikawa

Simon Prosser

Simon Wheatley


Siobhan Bamber (siobhyb)


Stephanie Leary

Stephen Edgar

Stephen Harris



Takayuki Miyauchi

Takuma Morikawa

Taylor Lovett

Tim Smith


Tom Auger


Travis Smith

Ulrich Sossou


Vinod Dalvi

Weston Ruter

Will Norris

Wojtek Szkutnik


Yoav Farhi

Yuri Victor

WordPress 3.7 Development

Minimum Requirements

PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.

MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.



Milestone 3.7 closed trac tickets.

WordPress 3.7 trac revision [25913].

WordPress 3.7 database version 25824.



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