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Opened 4 weeks ago

Last modified 4 weeks ago

#50623 new enhancement

Discoverability of plugin and themes autoupdates

Reported by: francina Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: trunk
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-design-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


The new auto updates feature for plugins and themes is very useful, but I found it was not easy to discover after updating to 5.5 beta. The feature doesn't have a place where it "pops" into users eyes. At least it didn't in mine.


  • Great: Having everything in one column
  • Not so great: Not having a clear differentiator between plugins I opted in and plugins I have opted out.


  • Not so great: having to go into each single theme
  • Bad: having a text with the same color of the theme author name (and in smaller font) right under it.


  • Have the design team review the UI
  • Have a call-out widget in the Dashboard
  • Have a call-out widget in the Updates screen
  • Have a call-out widget in the Theme screen, potentially with a button to bulk enable/disable
  • Turn the theme "Enable/Disable Auto-Updates" into a button in the lower part of the theme modal where "Activate/Live Preview/etc..." buttons live.

Change History (1)

#1 @davidbaumwald
4 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Security to Administration
  • Focuses ui added

HI @francina, and welcome to Trac! :wink: I've updated this to the Administration component.

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