WordPress File Size

New Chart – WordPress File Size

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress File Size chart. Historical chart displaying the ZIP file size in bytes for each major WordPress version.


The chart is based on the data from the official release archive page, displaying the .zip file size in bytes.


As expected, in each version the size of the ZIP file is getting larger and larger as each new version introduce new features. The only exception was WordPress 3.6 whose file size has been reduced compare to the previous version.

Although some versions had no major features or improvements, the code base expanded due to massive code documentations WordPress has adopted. It is done using an inline phpDocs, meaning that the file size will increase constantly.

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Rami Yushuvaev

I'm an entrepreneur, a web developer and a blogger. I’ve contributed code to each and every WordPress release since version 2.8. I am the Hebrew GTE since WordPress 3.3, responsible for the translation and the release of WordPress Hebrew version. And a core contributor for WordPress 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. I am also the founder of GenerateWP.com and several other WordPress related projects. I work mainly with Israeli startups, providing development services.

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