WordPress 3.8 "Parker"

About WordPress 3.8

General Info

WordPress 3.8 "Parker" is the 22nd version of WordPress. It was named after the jazz musican Charlie Parker.

This version was released 6 years ago, on December 12th 2013. It had a lifespan of 125 days (~4 months).

Version 3.8 had 31 minor version, the last one released 2 months ago on October 14th 2019.

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

The entire 3.8 branch with all its minor versions was downloaded 83,697,934 times.

Release Announcement

WordPress 3.8 “Parker”


Minor Versions

3.8.1 January 23, 2014 Maintenance Release
3.8.2 April 8, 2014 Maintenance and Security Release
3.8.3 April 14, 2014 Maintenance Release
3.8.4 August 6, 2014 Security Release
3.8.5 November 20, 2014 Security Release
3.8.6 April 21, 2015 Security Release
3.8.7 April 23, 2015 Maintenance Release
3.8.8 May 7, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.8.9 July 23, 2015 Security Release
3.8.10 August 4, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.8.11 September 15, 2015 Maintenance and Security Release
3.8.12 January 6, 2016 Security Release
3.8.13 February 2, 2016 Security Release
3.8.14 May 6, 2016 Security Release
3.8.15 June 21, 2016 Security Release
3.8.16 September 7, 2016 Security Release
3.8.17 January 11, 2017 Security Release
3.8.18 January 26, 2017 Security Release
3.8.19 March 6, 2017 Security Release
3.8.20 April 20, 2017 Maintenance Release
3.8.21 May 16, 2017 Security Release
3.8.22 September 19, 2017 Security Release
3.8.23 October 31, 2017 Security Release
3.8.24 November 29, 2017 Security Release
3.8.25 January 16, 2018 Security Release
3.8.26 April 3, 2018 Security Release
3.8.27 June 5, 2018 Security Release
3.8.28 December 12, 2018 Security Release
3.8.29 March 13, 2019 Security Release
3.8.30 September 4, 2019 Security Release
3.8.31 October 14, 2019 Security Release

Release Video

Introducing a modern new design

Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

WordPress on every device

We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Pick a color

We’ve included eight color schemes so you can pick your favorite. Choose from any of them below to change it instantly. To change your color scheme later, just visit your profile.

Refined theme management

The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen. Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

Twenty Fourteen, a sleek new magazine theme

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates. With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.

WordPress 3.8 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

Matt Thomas

Lance Willett

Samuel Wood

Andy Peatling

Dan Bernardic

Dave Whitley

Ben Dunkle

Isaac Keyet

Joen Asmussen

Brandon Kraft

Dave Martin

Kate Whitley

Matías Ventura

Mel Choyce

Michael Erlewine

Kelly Dwan

Shaun Andrews

Till Krüss

Aaron Jorbin

K. Adam White

Yoav Farhi

Nick Halsey

Takashi Irie

Konstantin Obenland

WordPress 3.8 Core Contributors

Aaron Holbrook

Adam Silverstein



Allan Collins

Amy Hendrix (sabreuse)

Andrey Kabakchiev

Andy Keith

Ankit Gade

Anton Timmermans

Arkadiusz Rzadkowolski

Aubrey Portwood


Billy Schneider


Brady Vercher

Bram Duvigneau

Brian Richards

Bryan Petty

Calin Don

Carl Danley

Caroline Moore


Chris Jean

Clinton Montague

Connor Jennings





Doug Wollison



Eric Andrew Lewis

Erick Hitter

Eric Mann

Evan Solomon



Frank Klein

Gary Jones

Gary Pendergast

Gennady Kovshenin

George Stephanis



Gregory Karpinsky (@tivnet)


Ian Dunn

Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

J.D. Grimes

Jack Lenox



Jeff Bowen

Jeff Chandler


Jeremy Buller

Jeremy Felt

Jeremy Herve

Jeremy Pry

Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)



Joan Artes

Joe Dolson

John Fish

John James Jacoby

Joost de Valk

Joshua Abenazer

Junko Nukaga

Justin de Vesine

Justin Sainton

Kailey (trepmal)

Kat Hagan

Kim Parsell

Kirk Wight

Konstantin Dankov

Konstantin Kovshenin

Krzysiek Dróżdż

Lee Willis



Lutz Schröer



Mario Peshev

Mark McWilliams

Marko Heijnen

Matthew Denton

Matthew Haines-Young


Matt Wiebe



Michael Cain

Michel - xiligroup dev

Michelle Langston

Mike Hansen

Mike Little

Milan Dinić

Mohammad Jangda

Morgan Estes

moto hachi ( mt8.biz )

Naoko Takano

Neil Pie

Nick Daugherty

Nikolay Bachiyski



Nowell VanHoesen



Pascal Birchler

Paul de Wouters

Paul Vincent Beigang


Payton Swick

Philipp Cordes


Pirate Dunbar

Raam Dev

Rachel Baker

Rachel Cherry


Ram Ratan Maurya

Remkus de Vries

Ricky Lee Whittemore

Robert Dall

Robert O'Rourke

Robert Wetzlmayr, PHP-Programmierer

Rodrigo Primo

Samir Shah

Scott Basgaard

Scott Reilly


Sean Hayes

Shinichi Nishikawa

Simon Wheatley


Siobhan Bamber (siobhyb)

Stéphane Boisvert

Stephen Edgar

Stephen Harris

Steven Word

Takayuki Miyauchi

Takuma Morikawa


Thomas Guillot


TLA Media



Torsten Landsiedel

Tracy Rotton

Trisha Salas

Tyler Smith

Tyrel Kelsey



Vladimir Tufekchiev

Weston Ruter


Yuri Victor

Zack Tollman


WordPress 3.8 Development

Minimum Requirements

PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.

MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.



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