Today, the stats reflected on wordpress.org/about/stats changed, dramatically. I’d like to explain why. First, so they’re documented here, the numbers: WordPress versions Version Before After 3.0 16.06% 2.27% ?13.80% 3.1 1.21% 1.25% +0.04% 3.2 1.38% 1.35% ?0.03% 3.3 4.11% 2.96% ?1.15% 3.4 4.47% 3.24% ?1.24% 3.5 14.60% 7.21% ?7.38% 3.6 6.95% 3.72% ?3.23% 3.7 4.34% 2.51% ?1.83% 3.8 11.66% 8.61% ?3.05% 3.9 13.20% 13.52% +0.31% 4.0 12.53% 17.40% +4.87% 4.1 9.48% 35.95% +26.47% PHP versions Version Before After 5.2 31.76% 16.60% ?15.15% 5.3 38.56% 38.45% ?0.11% 5.4 25.01% 37.18% +12.17% 5.5 4.29% 6.52% +2.22% 5.6 0.39% 1.26% +0.87% MySQL versions Version Before After 5.0 17.84% 9.31% ?8.53% 5.1 25.24% 23.80% ?1.45% 5.5 51.87% 59.35% +7.47% 5.6 4.99% 6.84% +1.85% MariaDB 10.0 0.00% 0.68% +0.68% What happened? Dion Hulse (@dd32) has been working hard to modernize our stats collection and processing. This stats page, which is updated daily, has as of today been switched to this new data. Thousands of new WordPress sites come online every day. Some others, though, stop pinging over time. The new data only reflects sites that have pinged api.wordpress.org within the last few months. There were
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