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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#11739 closed feature request (fixed)

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

Reported by: dtoj Owned by: nacin
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by dd32)

From http://llbit.se/?p=398

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.

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wp-admin_update-core.diff (930 bytes) - added by dtoj 9 years ago.
wp-admin_includes_update.php (716 bytes) - added by dtoj 9 years ago.

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Change History (10)

#1 follow-up: @dd32
9 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
9 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
9 years ago

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

Related: #11666

#4 @dtoj
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 3.0

#5 @janeforshort
8 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
8 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
8 years ago

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

#8 @nacin
8 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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