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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#13924 closed enhancement (maybelater)

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

Reported by: jane Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: WordPress.org Site Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:


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

Change History (6)

#2 @McGurk
11 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.

#3 @nacin
11 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to Future Release

#4 @johnbillion
7 years 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.

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by nacin. View the logs.

7 years ago

#6 @chriscct7
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; update removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as maybelater. Complete lack of interest on the feature on the ticket over the last 2 years. Feel free to reopen when more interest re-emerges (particularly if there's a patch)

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