New Chart – WordPress File Size
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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