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#47963 closed enhancement (fixed)

Readme file: consider to remove reference to WordPress 2.7

Reported by: afercia Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 5.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-screenshots has-patch
Focuses: docs Cc:


In the readme.html file, under the section "Updating" there's a reference to WordPress 2.7. It mentions the "single click" automatic updater for major versions available in the Updates page (see attached screenshot).

While it makes perfectly sense to explain what the updating options are, the reference to 2.7 sounds a bit old and maybe it could be removed. At the time of writing this ticket, WordPress is at version 5.2 and 5.3 is going to happen soon. I'd like to propose to change the sentence:

If you are updating from version 2.7 or higher, you can use the automatic updater:


To use the automatic updater:

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readme reference to 2.7.png (79.8 KB) - added by afercia 22 months ago.
47963.diff (536 bytes) - added by donmhico 22 months ago.

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Change History (8)

22 months ago

#1 @donmhico
22 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

I agree @afercia. Version 2.7 is no longer in the radar based on the stats - https://wordpress.org/about/stats/.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.3

#3 @davidbaumwald
21 months ago

  • Keywords commit added

#4 @davidbaumwald
21 months ago

  • Keywords commit removed
  • Milestone changed from 5.3 to 5.4

With 5.3 Beta 1 shipping today, I’m punting this to Future Release so as not to clog up the 5.4 milestone. However, @afercia, feel free to move to 5.4 if you feel comfortable committing to resolving this fully then... thanks!

#5 @johnbillion
21 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Upgrade/Install
  • Focuses docs added

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
18 months ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 47056:

Docs: Remove a reference to WordPress 2.7 from readme.html.

Props afercia, donmhico.
Fixes #47963.

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