New WordPress Contributors

Total New WordPress Contributors

Data Sources

The raw data for this chart is based on the contributors list in the credit screen inside the WordPress dashboard.

Each version has it’s own contributors. For each version, we create a list of all the previous contributors for all the previous version. Then the duplicate value are removed. In the final stage, for each version we can retrieve the number of newly added contributors.

History

WordPress 3.2 introduced the credits.php screen inside WordPress dashboard, giving special credit to all the people contributed to each WordPress version. This let’s us to keep track of contributors and generate insights over time.

For an open source project it’s important to attract new contributors. The more developers contribute to the project, the better the quality of the code as each developer brings his own background and discipline to the common good.

Only three WordPress versions had more than 250 contributors. WordPress 5.5 holds the record with the highest number of new contributors – 342 people. WordPress 3.8 holds the record with the lowest number of new contributors – only 74 people.

Historical Data

6.0Total of 138 new WordPress contributors.-71-34% ▼
5.9Total of 209 new WordPress contributors.+6646% ▲
5.8Total of 143 new WordPress contributors.+1713% ▲
5.7Total of 126 new WordPress contributors.-85-40% ▼
5.6Total of 211 new WordPress contributors.-131-38% ▼
5.5Total of 342 new WordPress contributors.+11450% ▲
5.4Total of 228 new WordPress contributors.-71-24% ▼
5.3Total of 299 new WordPress contributors.+155108% ▲
5.2Total of 144 new WordPress contributors.-47-25% ▼
5.1Total of 191 new WordPress contributors.-52-21% ▼
5.0Total of 243 new WordPress contributors.-33-12% ▼
4.9Total of 276 new WordPress contributors.+162142% ▲
4.8Total of 114 new WordPress contributors.-123-52% ▼
4.7Total of 237 new WordPress contributors.+142149% ▲
4.6Total of 95 new WordPress contributors.-3-3% ▼
4.5Total of 98 new WordPress contributors.-108-52% ▼
4.4Total of 206 new WordPress contributors.+119137% ▲
4.3Total of 87 new WordPress contributors.-16-16% ▼
4.2Total of 103 new WordPress contributors.-41-28% ▼
4.1Total of 144 new WordPress contributors.+2925% ▲
4.0Total of 115 new WordPress contributors.+1920% ▲
3.9Total of 96 new WordPress contributors.+2230% ▲
3.8Total of 74 new WordPress contributors.-3-4% ▼
3.7Total of 77 new WordPress contributors.-29-27% ▼
3.6Total of 106 new WordPress contributors.-25-19% ▼
3.5Total of 131 new WordPress contributors.+5062% ▲
3.4Total of 81 new WordPress contributors.-27-25% ▼
3.3Total of 108 new WordPress contributors.-6-5% ▼
3.2Total of 114 new WordPress contributors.+114100% ▲
3.1Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
3.0Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.9Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.8Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.7Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.6Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.5Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.3Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.2Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.1Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
2.0Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
1.5Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
1.2Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
1.0Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —
0.7Total of 0 new WordPress contributors.+00% —