WordPress 4.5 Release

The WordPress 4.5 Release was announced yesterday at about 3:15 PM EST (April 12, 2016).

This post is not about any new or improved features, bug fixes, etc. that are included in the release but watching what was going on in the Core Group as time was getting closed.

I had an idea that 4.5 was going to be released yesterday afternoon, so I was able to keep an eye on the WordPress Core Slack channel. I have stated many times before that I am NOT a developer by any stretch of the imagination. BUT is was interesting (to me anyhow) to watch the discussion that was going on as the Core Team was getting ready to publish the announcement. There were times that I had no idea what was being talked about but it was interesting nonetheless.

One item of discussion was the total downloads of version 4.4, which topped out at just under 43 million downloads.


And like I said, at about 3:15 PM EST it was official!


It only took a few minutes and the downloads reached 100,000.

Also, it is worth mentioning that the work did not end with the 4.5 release. The Slack channel was busy throughout the evening and this morning. Something that I NEVER gave a thought to were the releases in non English. I didn’t take long before they were showing up in different parts of the world.

I have been “involved” as a volunteer with WordPress for slightly more than 2 years. It is amazing to me to see (or hear about) what happens on a daily basis and the team focus that this project inspires.

To the Core Team and any other people involved in the WordPress Community – WELL DONE!!!

Sponsored Post Learn from the experts: Create a successful blog with our brand new courseThe WordPress.com Blog

WordPress.com is excited to announce our newest offering: a course just for beginning bloggers where you’ll learn everything you need to know about blogging from the most trusted experts in the industry. We have helped millions of blogs get up and running, we know what works, and we want you to to know everything we know. This course provides all the fundamental skills and inspiration you need to get your blog started, an interactive community forum, and content updated annually.

WordPress, tech and some parenting news.