De-emphasis WordPress Version in the admin
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Currently WordPress is very proud of the version it's running - but version strings are not exactly the most important piece of information to a regular user.
I'd like to bring it back to displaying only the major version (ie. Version 4.4, not Version 4.4.1).
A few of us have kicked the idea around over the years, and making the version number less specific as we move towards faster point releases really makes a lot of sense.
There's two options which could be taken:
- Simply bring it back to x.y (Version 4.4). attachment:major.minor.diff
- Remove it entirely, including the You are running WordPress x.y.z running Theme X theme. message in the at-a-glance widget. attachment:remove-all-version-mentions.diff
The second option is a harder-line approach, but removes information that most users have no need to see most of the time. They'll still see update nags when a new version comes out (Well, except for the million or more of sites which choose to enable automatic updates for major versions too) and the version string will always be available on the update screen where it's useful.