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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#1651 closed enhancement (fixed)

Make it clearer how to update a wordpress.org theme

Reported by: BinaryMoon Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Theme Review Keywords: has-patch commit
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Description

When I submitted a theme to wordpress.org I had some revisions to make, and there were no clear options for updating the theme. Since I host some plugins on here my first instinct was to try to commit the theme to svn. That didn't work. So I attached the update to Trac. Using the upload page was not clear - since that page is geared toward submitting a new theme.

There are 2 parts to my suggestion for fixing this.

1) Make the upload page clearer. I would make the title clear that you can upload theme updates as well as submitting a theme. This will give new users a hint that they should both submit and update their themes on the same page. Something like: https://cloudup.com/cph2nUtqfVu

2) add a button to the bottom of the theme review trac (near where you enter replies to feedback) that says something like 'upload theme update' - and links through to the upload page mentioned above. https://cloudup.com/cJDpqzhck2q

I know point 2 is harder since it's modifying trac. I don't know how flexible trac is - but since there's a custom header and footer you could use javascript to inject the link.

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1651.diff (795 bytes) - added by rabmalin 3 years ago.

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Change History (14)

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4 years ago

#2 @Kenshino
4 years ago

I think at least a few lines should be added (https://wordpress.org/themes/upload/) to cater to the 2 distinct personas -

  • New Theme developers
  • Returning Theme developers

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3 years ago

@rabmalin
3 years ago

#4 @rabmalin
3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch 2nd-opinion added

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

#8 @poena
3 years ago

I see no reason to postpone this further. We can always change it again later.

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3 years ago

#10 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Keywords commit added; 2nd-opinion removed

#11 @rabmalin
3 years ago

Any blockers for this to be committed?

#12 @coffee2code
3 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 4054:

Theme Directory: Change header title for upload page to clarify that the form is also for theme update submissions.

Props BinaryMoon, rabmalin.
Fixes #1651.

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7 months ago

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