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Opened 19 months ago

Closed 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#45574 closed enhancement (fixed)

"WordPress 5.0" is available link goes to uninformative page

Reported by: brentswisher Owned by: pento
Milestone: 5.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-patch needs-testing commit
Focuses: Cc:


When viewing a site that has not updated to 5.0, the "update nag" link goes to https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0 which is not a very informative page, it essentially just links to https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-0/

Is there any reason not to link right to the support page from the admin?

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19 months ago

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#1 @subrataemfluence
19 months ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Welcome to Trac and thanks for the ticket!

The link goes to a codes page where you have the actual information page link available, i.e. https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-0/.

Unlike 4.9.8, probably 5.0 does not have the documentation completed yet and so it encourages users to navigate to the above link.

Since all WordPress versions by default have a landing codex page with information furnished, it is good to have that page in place for 5.0 as well (although it is not completed yet) along with a link to navigate to the actual information page.

I am quite sure, in due course, as the documentation completes, the codex page will have them.

#2 @swissspidy
19 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.0.2
  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Actually, with the migration from the Codex to HelpHub we should probably update the URLs in the update_nag() function accordingly.

#3 @swissspidy
19 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

19 months ago

#4 @swissspidy
19 months ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #docs by swissspidy. View the logs.

19 months ago

#6 @pento
19 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.2 to 5.0.3

#7 @audrasjb
19 months ago

  • Keywords commit added


I tested the patch and it works fine on my side with both 5.0.x and 4.9.8/9 versions.

Adding commit tag to see if it can land in 5.0.3.

#8 @desrosj
18 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.3 to 5.1

This falls outside of the 5.0.3 scope. Punting to 5.1.

#9 @pento
18 months ago

  • Owner set to pento
  • Status changed from reopened to assigned

#10 @pento
18 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 44451:

Install/Upgrade: Link to HelpHub instead of the Codex.

WordPress version links in the Codex (eg, https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0) are redirected to their HelpHub equivalent.

Rather than relying on the redirect, Core and link directly to HelpHub.

Props swissspidy.
Fixes #45574.

#11 @ocean90
18 months ago

In 44700:

Install/Upgrade: After [44451], update translator comments to include the new placeholder.

See #46111.
Fixes #45574.

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