WordPress now has 4 versions in 3.x line. With slow adoption rate for previous two major versions, despite great 3.2 release, question is will the new WordPress 3.3 manage to persuade users to upgrade? This benchmark will try to give, at least, partial answer to that.
With release of new WordPress 3.2, it’s very interesting to see benchmarked performance of last 3 major versions, and how far the new WordPress has come. This is first benchmark post with the results of the performance of the WordPress administration side. Second one coming in the next couple of days.
As I have announced already, I will going to benchmark various aspects of WordPress and plugins used. Before I proceed publishing benchmark results I am working on right now, I want to describe the benchmark setup I will use, WordPress versions and plugins that will be installed. So here is the test environment.