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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#53887 new enhancement

no link to theme changelog/readme.txt on the wordpress updates page

Reported by: waterfire Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.8
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

On the WordPress updates page, there is a really convenient link to see what's new in every plugin update. Why isn't there the same link for theme updates? Instead, you have to go into APPREARANCE>>THEME and open the theme details, navigate to the theme's repo and open the readme.txt to what's new. Seems like there would be a way to make this easier.

Change History (3)

#1 follow-up: @joyously
4 months ago

Core handles what the API provides. The plugin directory was revamped, but the theme directory was not. So it's a chicken and egg thing. I've pushed on both sides for a long time now...

See #22810 and #36971
Related meta tickets:
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/215
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/969

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @waterfire
4 months ago

Wow, that's frustrating. Thanks for the info and for working on this for 8+ years.

Seems like parity between plugin and theme updates shouldn't be so elusive.

Replying to joyously:

Core handles what the API provides. The plugin directory was revamped, but the theme directory was not. So it's a chicken and egg thing. I've pushed on both sides for a long time now...

See #22810 and #36971
Related meta tickets:
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/215
https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/969

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install
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