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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#28110 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Recently updated tab missing in Appearance->Themes

Reported by: tskk Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9
Component: Themes Keywords: dev-feedback
Focuses: administration Cc:


Recently updated tab with list of recently themes which was present prior to 3.9 is missing in Appearance->Themes section of Dashboard.

Change History (14)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Themes
  • Focuses administration added

I think it was intentionally removed during the work on #27055.

#2 @tskk
6 years ago

Thanks Sergey,

Is it possible to request re-inclusion?
Users used that section quite a bit before 3.9

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

I guess the reasoning was similar to the one for removing it from plugin installer in #19573.

So it doesn't look like it will be restored, but reconsideration is always an option.

#4 @tskk
6 years ago

Thanks Sergey,

Will this ticket be considered a reconsideration request or is there another method?

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

Yes, the ticket is enough for reconsideration. Let's just wait and see what others think.

#6 @rohitink
6 years ago

I Support a "Recently Updated" Section. It gives, users quick access to themes which are regularly being maintained.

#7 @cyberchimps
6 years ago

Please keep the "Latest" tab, it is one of the few remaining ways for regularly maintained themes to be discovered.

The majority of people discover themes via the WordPress dashboard, very few people actually visit wordpress.org to find themes.

#8 @sakinshrestha
6 years ago

Yes, it will be nice to get back Recently Updated. Thanks

#9 @jcastaneda
6 years ago

I, too, am in favor of bringing back the recently updated tab.

For many it is one thing to look for when it comes to picking out a theme or plugin.

#10 @tskk
6 years ago

Hello Sergey,

Theme review team already made it clear that gaming indulged by plugins won't be allowed and updates have to be meaningful. Removing that tab greatly demotivates theme authors from maintaining themes and adding new features, If no one is using the themes then there is no point in creating them and maintaining them.

Did core dev's reconsider? If not can you please put this ticket before them.

#11 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.1

#12 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added

#13 @obenland
5 years ago

  • Milestone 4.1 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks tskk for bringing it up.

When the theme install screen was updated, they intentionally removed the "Recently Updated" tab since it didn't return the most meaningful results, or was very helpful for users.

I was trying to find a record of this in the #wordpress-ui IRC channel but had no luck.

#14 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

#37706 was marked as a duplicate.

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