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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#15101 new defect (bug)

Update Message Reduces User Orientation reg. WordPress Version

Reported by: hakre Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


This is a usability issue many customers are telling me: When there is a WordPress update message, the current version is not prominent any longer.

Normally the current version is displayed in the admin's footer. If there is a (very promintent "on top") update message, this version information get's hidden in footer as well.

The only place where a user can find the current version is in some dashboard widget. That location is hard to find. And that location is hard to describe on the phone, e.g. in support.

I suggest to restore the current version display in the footer, because a footer is very easy to find and to describe by phone.

Additionally the update message on top should display the current version number as well. Something Like There is a new version available, you're currently running (should be 65%-70% of the width in english text of a 1024 width screen (970 or so viewport size) to allow this to be translated w/o consuming too much of the screen real estate).

Attachments (2)

15101.diff (1.7 KB) - added by dd32 20 months ago.
15101.2.diff (562 bytes) - added by circlecube 9 months ago.
Adding current WP version to update string.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 @hakre4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install
  • Version set to 3.1

comment:2 @scribu4 years ago

I agree with showing the current verision in the footer.

comment:3 @scribu4 years ago


comment:4 @dd324 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

It does seem a little weird, and is probably something that should be implemented whilst reworking some of the strings and UX of the upgrade pages.

@dd3220 months ago

comment:5 @dd3220 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

This still seems like something we should do.

Attached a rough patch, any thoughts on the exact strings? I tried to keep HTML out of it, but it's pretty ugly..

comment:6 @SergeyBiryukov20 months ago

  • Version changed from 3.1 to 2.5

Introduced in [7237].

@circlecube9 months ago

Adding current WP version to update string.

comment:7 @circlecube9 months ago

I'd agree. I am missing this feature every single time I update any install. I need to know how big the update is before I hit the button.

How about mirroring the language used for the plugins: You have x.x.x. installed. Short and sweet, see 15101.2.diff

comment:8 @SergeyBiryukov9 months ago

I think the long-term plan is to de-emphasize version numbers in favor of background updates:

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