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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#11739 closed feature request (fixed)

Add changelog or version info link to wp-admin/update-core.php

Reported by: dtoj's profile dtoj Owned by: nacin's profile nacin
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
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Description (last modified by dd32)


How should I know if I really want to apply an update if I can’t see what it changes? Sure some people might be OK with changing their software without knowing what changes are being made, but I am not.

Changelogs and release notes are important. The user needs to be able to see them, and they should be available before installing any kind of update. If it’s a bugfix update, I want to know which bugs were eliminated. If it’s a security update, I want to know which vulnerabilities were fixed. If it’s a feature update, I want to know which features have been added!

The most logical thing would be to have a link to the changelog right next to the “Upgrade Automatically” button in Wordpress.

Attachments (2)

wp-admin_update-core.diff (930 bytes) - added by dtoj 14 years ago.
wp-admin_includes_update.php (716 bytes) - added by dtoj 14 years ago.

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Change History (10)

#1 follow-up: @dd32
14 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

Quick comments, That HTML doesnt seem like its valid, ...string...<p>...string...</p> the first isnt in a paragraph?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @dtoj
14 years ago

Replying to dd32:

Quick comments, That HTML doesnt seem like its valid, ...string...<p>...string...</p> the first isnt in a paragraph?

You are correct. The string $message is used in the context

echo '<p>';
echo $message;
echo '</p>';

so $message should be on the form 'line1</p><p>line2'.

I'll upload a new patch.

#3 @hakre
14 years ago

I like the idea to have a link to the changelog.

Related: #11666

#4 @dtoj
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 3.0

#5 @janeforshort
14 years ago

The idea with the GUU was that when an upgrade was available, text would display that told users why they should upgrade, giving that top few features, and a link to the Codex if they wanted more information.

#6 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Owner set to nacin
  • Status changed from new to accepted

I really like this. Can we add it to all relevant upgrade strings across core? There's potentially up to a dozen of them. Having all of those in the same patch would be great.

#7 @nacin
14 years ago

(In [13250]) Add links to the codex changelog in update notification strings. props dtoj, see #11739

#8 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

I avoided wp-admin/includes/update-core.php, as that file is actually copied from a downloaded installation to the current installation, which means new strings aren't available when it is seen. I imagine we can eventually use the same "You cannot upgrade" strings found in wp-admin/update-core.php and upgrade.php.

Closing as fixed.

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