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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#31367 closed enhancement (invalid)

Conditional content on about.php for minor updates

Reported by: krogsgard's profile krogsgard Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.1
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: close
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


When you update WordPress after a minor update, it redirects to the about.php page, which is geared toward the major version only.

I believe this can be confusing when updating to a minor version.

I don't know the best way to move forward, but it seems to me that a logical flow for conditional content would be to check if the current version is a minor version, and if the site is being updated from within the same major version (4.1 to 4.1.1 or 4.1.1 to 4.1.2, etc), and then show conditional content with notes about the minor version within the about page -- likely above or in addition to the regular about page for that major version.

I think this would be good for informing people about the minor version. To my knowledge, we don't do anything like this, but we do point people straight to the about page no matter if they were already on that major version or not.

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Change History (6)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-flow by krogsgard. View the logs.

9 years ago

#2 @ocean90
9 years ago

To my knowledge, we don't do anything like this

We already have a section above the regular content, for example for 4.0.1:

Maintenance and Security Release
Version 4.0.1 addressed some security issues and fixed 23 bugs. For more information, see the release notes.

9 years ago

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

  • Keywords close added

31367.png is how it currently looks, which seems enough for me to inform about the minor version.

#5 @dd32
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think the content we already display on about.php for maintenance/security releases fulfils the original aim of the ticket..

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