Recent visitors to WordPress.org might have noticed a few changes have been made, but if you haven’t stopped by to see the improvements for yourself we’re here to fill you in.
Posting on WordPress.org, Samuel Sidler had the following to say:
We’ve been working hard to improve the site to make it more useful to everyone, both developers and users, and we hope you like what we’ve done.
Following on from the theme and management refinements we saw in WordPress 3.8 and 4.0, the Theme Directory has been enhanced to provide an improved browsing experience, with handy tabs that allow you to view featured, popular and recently added themes. It’s also simple for those with a budget to switch between free and premium themes.
The Plugin Directory has been given a few nips and tucks to mirror the experience in your WordPress admin, giving users a more visually pleasing experience and provide more precise and relevant search results and statistics.
Major changes have been made to WordPress.org’s statistics, giving the developers plenty of useful information about the way users utilise WordPress. The new stats have already provided some insight about current WordPress usage, including the following heartening statements:
- More than 43% of sites are currently running the latest version of WordPress
- Only 15.9% of sites are using PHP 5.2
The developers will be monitoring the new statistics to bring users new tools and improvements over the coming months – so keep your eyes peeled for even more changes.