Core WordPress Developers

New Chart – Core WordPress Developers

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress Core Developers chart. Historical chart displaying the total amount of core WordPress developers for each major WordPress version.


The core WordPress developers list in based on the data displayed in the credits screen in the WordPress dashboard.


The credits screen was introduced in WordPress 3.2 to give special credit to core developers leading and releasing each WordPress version.


Over the years we see a constant increase in core WordPress developers. WordPress 3.2 – WordPress 3.7  was lead by ~20 core developers. Since then the total amount of core WordPress developers rose to 30-45. This is a significant leap, doubling the project leaders and distributing the responsibility among more people.

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Rami Yushuvaev

I'm a fullstack developer, a blogger and an entrepreneur. I contribute to open source projects. Creator of,, and many other projects. I work mainly with Israeli startups, providing development services.

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