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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#13924 new enhancement

Provide 'reasons to update' text with core update notice in GUU

Reported by: jane Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords: update
Focuses: Cc:


Just like plugins can enter some text to ID why they should be upgraded, we should have this for core.

Change History (5)

comment:2 McGurk4 years ago

I've been thinking a bit more about this.

I think we could do something like Mozilla does (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.9/releasenotes/) under What's new.

For example, when a major version like 3.0 is released the info box will tell the user about all the major changes in the version, kinda like the way Highlights is presented today in the codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.0).

Versions like 2.9 can be presented in a similar way whilst minor versions like 3.0.1 should just present a little text saying something like "Fixed several issues found in previous versions of Wordpress, we strongly recommend an update."

Just some thoughts of mine, since I think that many users doesn't update since they don't see any reasons for it.

comment:3 nacin3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to Future Release

comment:4 johnbillion3 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to WordPress.org site

Moving to WordPress.org component because a prerequisite of this is a new field in response from the update API.

comment:5 ircbot3 months ago

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