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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#20531 new enhancement

Version No. removed from theme name in themes

Reported by: kcssm Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.4
Component: Themes Keywords: needs-patch 2nd-opinion
Focuses: administration Cc:


The version no. of themes is removed in 3.4 from the themes page. There was a direct display of theme version no. in 3.3 and was a great help for developers with lots of theme with different versions. But now we have to click on Details to see the version number, which is just a bit time consuming. Hope you would consider my request.


Change History (8)

comment:1 jane2 years ago

Why would you keep multiple versions of a theme on a live install? Themes should always be kept up to date for security reasons. I'm not closing this as wontfix because I want to see what others think, but for the end user, version numbers usually are not particularly meaningful since they just have one copy installed. A notice there on the theme screen when a theme had an available update, on the other hand, would be really helpful for end users.

Do people think having multiple versions is more common that I've stated? If so, we can revisit. Otherwise, a developer-centric plugin to display version number by default would be my suggestion.

comment:3 nacin2 years ago

I would agree with Jane, but I've also seen situations where this could affect users very badly. For example, Headway and Thesis both key their theme directories by version. (thesis_18, headway_20, etc.) This then allows users to upload the zip of the new theme and activate it. It doesn't make the best user experience, because you end up with 15 themes on themes.php that are all the same. And it doesn't make the best developer or security experience, because Headway had to write code to recurse through all of their previous directories to remove Timthumb. But, I could see how this could affect users who are already stuck in situations like these.

comment:4 kcssm2 years ago

I am theme developer and there are users with different theme versions installed and I have to check each of those versions. So instead of having to go and click details of each theme to see the version number, it would be more easier and faster to just see that in the front page. Even as a user, if i have to update a theme I would like to which version i have. Since I have many themes in the themes directory, its tedious to view the version number as of now in 3.4.

comment:5 nacin6 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Appearance

comment:6 nacin6 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

comment:7 nacin5 months ago

  • Component changed from Appearance to Themes
  • Focuses administration added

comment:8 obenland5 weeks ago

We could make it dependent on whether WP_DEBUG is true.

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