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#56395 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

WordPress Events and News on Dashboard pulling from old URL

Reported by: ispreview's profile ispreview Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 6.0
Component: I18N Keywords: close
Focuses: administration Cc:

Description

WordPress doesn't seem to have updated the feed URL / source used for the ‘WordPress Events and News’ box on the Dashboard (currently on WP6.0.1 here). I think this feed may vary depending on what language you’ve selected (I’m English (UK), rather than English (USA)), which might explain it.

Essentially, that box on our site seems to pull the news from this URL or the related feed, which hasn’t been updated since March 2022:

en-gb.wordpress.org/news/

But if you go directly to the non-language specific wordpress site, then the latest news is correctly shown here:

wordpress.org/news/

I can’t find an easy way to update the URL/Feed for this without directly editing the database, which is something I’d rather not do, as the relevant field (I think) under the ‘options’ table (_transient_feed_XXXXXXXXXXX) is very dense with other settings = too much scope for damaging mistakes to fix a minor annoyance.

Attachments (1)

WordPress Events and News.jpg (91.7 KB) - added by ispreview 18 months ago.
Image of the old news being pulled into Dashboard under WP 6.0.1

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Change History (5)

@ispreview
18 months ago

Image of the old news being pulled into Dashboard under WP 6.0.1

#1 @swissspidy
18 months ago

  • Keywords close added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

I think this feed may vary depending on what language you’ve selected

That is correct, yes.

The en_GB team chose to display news from https://en-gb.wordpress.org/news/

So what you're seeing is expected. It's just that they are not publishing much content there.

If you think the en_GB should change the news source or publish more content, I recommend reaching out to them via https://en-gb.wordpress.org/get-involved/

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
18 months ago

Just to clarify a bit more, that URL is a translatable string, which has been translated by the English (UK) team to point to the local site.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
18 months ago

  • Component changed from General to I18N
  • Focuses administration added

#4 @JeffPaul
16 months ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
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