WordPress Infographics – September 2020

WordPress Infographic – September 2020

New WordPress infographic with new stats revealed for the first time. Total releases, total downloads, supported versions ratio, release cycle efficiency, gender ratio in version naming and more.

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WordPress Upgrades Minimum Required PHP version to 7.2

WordPress Upgrades Minimum Required PHP version to 7.2

WordPress finally dropped support for PHP 5.x. As of yesterday, the minimum required PHP to run WordPress is PHP 7.2.

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Proposal to Upgrade the Minimum Requirements

Proposal to Upgrade the Minimum Requirements

A long awaited proposal was raised by Gary Pendergast to upgrade the WordPress Minimum Requirements.

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WordPress Market Share is now 30%

WordPress Market Share is now 30%

W3Techs reports that WordPress has reached 30% usage in the content management systems market.

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Decline in usage of unsupported PHP versions

Decline in usage of unsupported PHP versions

Six months ago, in July 2017, over 80% of all active WordPress sites used unsupported PHP versions. Today only 32% are using old versions. Huge improvement over a short time.

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WordPress Market Share is now 29%

WordPress Market Share is now 29%

Another milestone for WordPress, according to W3Techs historical trends in the usage of content management systems, WordPress passed the 29% market share.

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WordPress & MariaDB

MariaDB Penetrates the WordPress World

WordPress originally developed using MySQL databases but currently over 5% of all active installs are using MariaDB. An increase of 25% since the beginning of the year.

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SWFUpload Removal from WordPress

SWFUpload to be Removed from WordPress

WordPress 4.9 will remove the SWFUpload open-source library from core. Will that affect the total amount of External Libraries? surprisingly not!

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WordPress Market Share is now 28%

WordPress Market Share is now 28%

Today, according to W3Techs historical trends in the usage of content management systems, WordPress passed the 28% market share.

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WordPress Market Share is now 27%

WordPress Market Share is now 27%

According to W3Techs historical trends in the usage of content management systems, today WordPress passed the 27% market share.

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End of PHP 5.5 support

Ending the support of PHP 5.5

Next week, on July 10th, the support of PHP 5.5 will end, this means that next week 80% of all the active WordPress websites will use unsupported PHP versions.

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