WordPress Minor Versions

Total Minor Versions

Data Sources

The raw data for this chart is based on release dates of all the minor WordPress versions. WordPress marks major versions as X.X and minor versions as X.X.X.

Basically, a minor version is a maintenance release containing bug fixes or a security release fixing flaws and software vulnerabilities.

The minor version chart sums up the total number of minor versions for each major versions ever released.

History

Due to the nature of software development in general and WordPress development in particular, all major WordPress versions had minor versions fixing and patching maintenance and security issues.

WordPress 3.7, released on October 2013, was the first version to introduce automatic updated for minor WordPress versions. Since then, each time a new vulnerability discovered, older version back to WordPress 3.7 patched with new minor versions.

It handled the claims that WordPress is not secure. WordPress core updates itself automatically even if the site is not using the latest release. Although, in time to time there is a new discussion asking to change the policy and stop supporting older WordPress versions.

Historical Minor Versions

5.42 minor versions.
5.34 minor versions.
5.27 minor versions.
5.16 minor versions.
5.09 minor versions.
4.915 minor versions.
4.814 minor versions.
4.718 minor versions.
4.619 minor versions.
4.522 minor versions.
4.423 minor versions.
4.324 minor versions.
4.228 minor versions.
4.131 minor versions.
4.031 minor versions.
3.932 minor versions.
3.834 minor versions.
3.734 minor versions.
3.61 minor versions.
3.52 minor versions.
3.42 minor versions.
3.33 minor versions.
3.21 minor versions.
3.14 minor versions.
3.06 minor versions.
2.92 minor versions.
2.86 minor versions.
2.71 minor versions.
2.64 minor versions.
2.51 minor versions.
2.33 minor versions.
2.23 minor versions.
2.13 minor versions.
2.011 minor versions.
1.55 minor versions.
1.22 minor versions.
1.02 minor versions.
0.73 minor versions.