WordPress Versions Support Period

New Chart – WordPress Versions Support Period

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress Versions Support Period chart. The chart displays the support period (in days), the time between the release date and the end-of-life date.


The chart is based on the version support period. Support period is the difference between the release date and the version end-of-life date. Support period defined as the time the version receives regular updates.


In the past, when a new major version was released, the previous major version reached its end-of-life and was no longer supported.

In October 2013, when WordPress 3.7 introduced “Automatic Updates”, everything changed. Now major WordPress versions no longer reached their end-of-life as new minor version automatically fixed security vulnerabilities.

Until WordPress 3.7 the support period was equal to version lifespan – the period between two major WordPress versions.

Since WordPress 3.7 the support period is larger than version lifespan – the period between the release day until today.

In the future, when WordPress stop supporting older versions, they will publicly release the end-of-life date for each major version.

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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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