WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as “Themes”.

Release Released Support Latest
6.4 7 months ago
(07 Nov 2023)
Yes 6.4.1
(09 Nov 2023)
6.3 10 months ago
(08 Aug 2023)
Ended 7 months ago
(07 Nov 2023)
6.3.2
(12 Oct 2023)
6.2 1 year and 2 months ago
(29 Mar 2023)
Ended 10 months ago
(08 Aug 2023)
6.2.3
(12 Oct 2023)
6.1 1 year and 7 months ago
(02 Nov 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(29 Mar 2023)
6.1.4
(12 Oct 2023)
6.0 2 years ago
(24 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(01 Nov 2022)
6.0.6
(12 Oct 2023)
5.9 2 years and 4 months ago
(25 Jan 2022)
Ended 2 years ago
(24 May 2022)
5.9.8
(12 Oct 2023)
5.8 2 years and 10 months ago
(20 Jul 2021)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(25 Jan 2022)
5.8.8
(12 Oct 2023)
5.7 3 years ago
(09 Mar 2021)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(20 Jul 2021)
5.7.10
(12 Oct 2023)
5.6 3 years and 6 months ago
(08 Dec 2020)
Ended 3 years ago
(09 Mar 2021)
5.6.12
(12 Oct 2023)
5.5 3 years and 10 months ago
(11 Aug 2020)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(08 Dec 2020)
5.5.13
(12 Oct 2023)
5.4 4 years ago
(31 Mar 2020)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(11 Aug 2020)
5.4.14
(12 Oct 2023)
5.3 4 years and 7 months ago
(12 Nov 2019)
Ended 4 years ago
(31 Mar 2020)
5.3.16
(12 Oct 2023)
5.2 5 years ago
(07 May 2019)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(12 Nov 2019)
5.2.19
(12 Oct 2023)
5.1 5 years ago
(21 Feb 2019)
Ended 5 years ago
(07 May 2019)
5.1.17
(12 Oct 2023)
5.0 5 years ago
(06 Dec 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(21 Feb 2019)
5.0.20
(12 Oct 2023)
4.9 6 years ago
(16 Nov 2017)
Ended 5 years ago
(06 Dec 2018)
4.9.24
(12 Oct 2023)
4.8 7 years ago
(08 Jun 2017)
Ended 6 years ago
(16 Nov 2017)
4.8.23
(12 Oct 2023)
4.7 7 years ago
(06 Dec 2016)
Ended 7 years ago
(08 Jun 2017)
4.7.27
(12 Oct 2023)
4.6 7 years and 9 months ago
(16 Aug 2016)
Ended 7 years ago
(06 Dec 2016)
4.6.27
(12 Oct 2023)
4.5 8 years ago
(12 Apr 2016)
Ended 7 years and 9 months ago
(16 Aug 2016)
4.5.30
(12 Oct 2023)
4.4 8 years ago
(09 Dec 2015)
Ended 8 years ago
(12 Apr 2016)
4.4.31
(12 Oct 2023)
4.3 8 years ago
(18 Aug 2015)
Ended 8 years ago
(08 Dec 2015)
4.3.32
(12 Oct 2023)
4.2 9 years ago
(23 Apr 2015)
Ended 8 years ago
(18 Aug 2015)
4.2.36
(12 Oct 2023)
4.1 9 years ago
(18 Dec 2014)
Ended 9 years ago
(23 Apr 2015)
4.1.39
(12 Oct 2023)
4.0 9 years ago
(04 Sep 2014)
Ended 9 years ago
(18 Dec 2014)
4.0.38
(30 Nov 2022)
3.9 10 years ago
(16 Apr 2014)
Ended 9 years ago
(04 Sep 2014)
3.9.40
(30 Nov 2022)
3.8 10 years ago
(12 Dec 2013)
Ended 10 years ago
(16 Apr 2014)
3.8.41
(30 Nov 2022)
3.7 10 years ago
(24 Oct 2013)
Ended 10 years ago
(12 Dec 2013)
3.7.41
(30 Nov 2022)
3.6 10 years ago
(01 Aug 2013)
Ended 10 years ago
(24 Oct 2013)
3.6.1
(11 Sep 2013)

The only officially supported and actively maintained version of WordPress is the latest one.

Security updates are backported to older releases when possible, but the Wordpress team offers no guarantee and no timeframe. Moreover, versions below 4.1 are guaranteed to not get security updates.

PHP Support

Release Supported PHP Versions
6.4 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
6.3 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
6.1 - 6.2 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
5.9 - 6.0 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1
5.6 - 5.8 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0
5.3 - 5.5 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
5.2 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
5.0 - 5.1 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
4.9 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
4.7 - 4.8 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1
4.4 - 4.6 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0
4.1 - 4.3 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6
3.7 - 4.0 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5

More information is available on the WordPress website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
wp core version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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