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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#16492 closed enhancement (fixed)

Improvements to the Wordpress Update Process

Reported by: manski Owned by: dd32
Milestone: 3.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0.5
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I've some suggestions on how to improve the update process (usability). I guess its not enough for separate tickets so I'm filing them together.

  • When updating Wordpress, a plugin or a theme, I'm being asked for the password to the FTP server. You should add a note there that the password won't be stored in the database. I guess many/some users are uncomfortable with storing their FTP password in the database and won't use the "update tool" for this reason.
  • Rename the button "Update Automatically" to "Update Wordpress". "Update Automatically" sound like "Update now and update automatically in the future when a new Wordpress (and also plugin/theme?) version is available." This should make the button's function a little bit clearer.

Change History (4)

#1 @dd32
10 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install
  • Keywords ux-feedback added

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#3 @dd32
8 years ago

  • Owner set to dd32
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 25071:

Add a note that the FTP Password will not be stored on the server to the FTP credentials page. Fixes #16492

#4 @dd32
8 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback needs-patch removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.7

We now use the text "Update Now" and similar strings, "update automatically" is no longer an action the user performs.

Adding a note about the password not being stored made sense.

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