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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#42281 new defect (bug)

No Autoupdate for Translation files

Reported by: stk_jj's profile stk_jj Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8.2
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Codex says:

Automatic translation file updates are already enabled by default, the same as minor core updates.

But still a button "update translations" is shown in the Update Dashboard. This is ridiculous as I

a) have no influence on accepting or skipping a certain translation, because
b) there is no presention of the upcoming translation updates in advance

As we have PTE and GTE for QA autoupdate is the right choice for translation files. Pls consider to remove the "update translations" buttons and substitute it with a email message as per minor core updates.

Change History (2)

#1 @Jyria
7 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

Hello there @stk_jj !

Automatic translations updates are in place, if you are facing the following scenario:

  1. Plugin/theme update/s is/are available.

If you click "Update plugins/themes", within the same update routine also a check for newly available translation files (for just installed plugin/theme versions) is performed and installed automatically onto your installtion if available (!) for those currently updated plugins/themes - without having to click "update translations" separately.

  1. WP Core update

Same thing as above


Only if translation updates become available at an asynchronous point of time, you will see the "Update translations" button.
And yes, I agree there should be some improvement here:

  1. At least present the user a list of the exact translation files which just became available, with the possibility to NOT install one or all of them (just like available plugins/themes update list)
  2. Even though codex says, that WP should not force anything onto your installation, without your consent by default ( i.e. "update plugins"-button, "update themes"-button), we should take into account that newly available translation files already ran through thorough review, and you already decided to run the corresponding plugin and/or WP core versions in your installation. Thus the admin of the current installation already gave their consent to these code versions (plugin, theme, core). And since translation files should be considered as "part" of the installed plugin/theme/core versions, translation updates should run automatically, just like minor core updates.

Best regards

Could you have a look at this?

Last edited 7 years ago by Jyria (previous) (diff)

#2 @Presskopp
7 years ago

related #31902

Version 0, edited 7 years ago by Presskopp (next)
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