WordPress 3.5 Passed 1 Million Downloads

December 14th, 2012
WordPress, WordPress News

Less than an hour ago, WordPress 3.5 passed 1 million downloads! That’s not bad for an update which was released just a bit over two days ago. In fact, it’s yet another record for the popular blogging platform! Watch to the download counter, and you just might see it break 2 million soon.

If you have not updated to WordPress 3.5 yet, why not help the download counter reach 2 million today? You can safely update from Dashboard -> Updates or download and update manually.

Make sure that you check out the new features, stop by the master list of known issues if you run into trouble, and post to the support forums if your problem isn’t covered there.




  1. VXR Driver (1 comments.) says:

    Holy moley, 1 million in 2 days? That’s fantastic! Mind you, I was pretty quick to hit the update button myself on day 1. It’s really encouraging to see WordPress continuing to grow and it’s one of the reasons I have such confidence in it.

  2. Nathalie (1 comments.) says:

    It shows that it’s a popular and reliable blogging platform. It’s like going to a restaurant – good food at a reasonable price and it will thrive.

  3. Gilbert (1 comments.) says:

    Still running on 3.4 but am surely going to update now. Thanks for the update James.

  4. Arun Kumar (@arunkw) (1 comments.) says:

    There is a bug what I faced in new update, I am not able to able to upload media or see media resources. Work around I got from few is to deactivate and activate the plugins to see if it works and/or adding few extra line of code. This is not expected from wordpress and it becomes serious issues since 1 million download is made.

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      I haven’t run into any trouble myself, so I suspect a conflict with a plugin you’re using, probably one that hasn’t been updated. WordPress 3.5 was available for anyone to try in beta form a month prior to the release, and developers were especially encouraged to make sure their plugins worked properly prior to the official release. Unfortunately, many don’t bother to check.

      I recommend asking about the problem at

  5. Pat (1 comments.) says:

    Just because it surpassed one million downloads, doesn’t mean it’s successful. You guys should be commended for complicated a process that was simple enough and for forcing already stressed-out people (have you noticed that, lately?) to completely change the way they were doing things, with no complaints and no problems. There are not enough expletives for me to tell you how much I HATE this new version. I hated the last one, too, and this compounds it by orders of magnitude. How does it make any sense to edit images in the text window? What possible purpose does it serve to require more clicks to do the same job? You’re earning VERY BAD KARMA by creating more complications for people like me who aren’t web developers and who just want a simple, straightforward way to create an attractive, functional website.

  6. Harshit (1 comments.) says:

    Even though I don’t like to keep updating WordPress as soon as a latest verison is released, I tried out WordPress 3.5 and was quite impressed with the media manager in particular. The images now don’t take that much time to load and it has made life a bit easy for me as far as managing images is concerned.

  7. Nadish Hussain (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress is my favorite script. I use it for my websites.

  8. Sven Raphael Schneider (3 comments.) says:

    When I started my website in 2010, it was not clear, wordpress would be the platform of the future. Others like Joomla or Drupal were capturing market share, but wordpress really developed very well and now I am really glad I stuck with it.

  9. ISETjeremy (1 comments.) says:

    We haven’t updated yet. But I will be testing it on my test site to make sure we wont have any plug-in issues. Thanks for the update.

  10. Lauren Porter (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress definitely seems to be the king when it comes to any blogging or content management software. While Joomla and Drupal seem to still be in the mix, it doesn’t surprise me that WordPress is pulling ahead in leaps and bounds!

  11. Steve Halvorson (1 comments.) says:

    I’m super pumped about the latest version of WordPress. It looks like they fixed a bunch of bugs associated with galleries and media in WordPress and also made for faster loading using the multi-site feature.

  12. mikolajek (1 comments.) says:

    I did update my own blog as well and it works perfectly. The power of WP is in its community – both in terms of support and additional features explosion created by enthusiast plugin-makers. It’s no surprise its downloads spike after every update.

  13. saicharan123 (1 comments.) says:

    That’s Awesome figure
    I loved the New Media Up loader
    It is faster than the previous one :D

  14. velvetfinger (1 comments.) says:

    Still using 3.4 cause i’m having problems with the hosting company i’m with now, but once this is solved i’ll definitely upgrade. Very impressive work, thanks again for this fine piece of SW!

  15. Rich Blogger (1 comments.) says:

    Wow! It’s great seeing WordPress grow. I remember when they first came out, it was very limited and Blogger was considered a better platform. Boy, things have sure changed!

    Just browsed through their known bugs, nothing that’s overwhelming or any good reason to not upgrade to 3.5.

    Currently, the download counter is at 3.1 million, anybody want to take bets on when it will pass 4?

  16. Sam (1 comments.) says:

    In my old version i was unable to set feature image from my gallery, don’t know that was fault from my side or WordPress did not have that feature but now my tension is gone. thanks WordPress for 3.5

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