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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#45574 closed enhancement (fixed)

"WordPress 5.0" is available link goes to uninformative page

Reported by: brentswisher's profile brentswisher Owned by: pento's profile 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 which is not a very informative page, it essentially just links to

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

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Change History (13)

6 years ago

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#1 @subrataemfluence
6 years 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.

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
6 years 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
6 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

6 years ago

#4 @swissspidy
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

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

6 years ago

#6 @pento
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.0.2 to 5.0.3

#7 @audrasjb
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years ago

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

#10 @pento
5 years 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, are redirected to their HelpHub equivalent.

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

Props swissspidy.
Fixes #45574.

#11 @ocean90
5 years ago

In 44700:

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

See #46111.
Fixes #45574.

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