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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#19 closed defect (fixed)

Email notification signup is broken

Reported by: sillybean Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Mailing Lists Keywords:
Cc:

Description

At the moment, it's impossible to sign up for email notification of new releases. The simple form on the sidebar of http://wordpress.org/download/ leads to http://wordpress.org/list/ with an error message about an invalid submission. (The address submitted was definitely valid.)

The profile form on the list page requires the user to create an account rather than just signing up for the list. My client didn't want to do that, but we tried it anyway. Once we finally got a captcha we could read, this form led to a whitescreened page.

Change History (2)

#1 @coffee2code
5 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#2 @coffee2code
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Fixed.

The whitescreen page you experienced was a bug with loading the success template. Any account being requested still actually got created and sent an email with the password (and was also signed up for the notification list).

The download page has been updated to remove the email address input form. You have to go through the signup form on /list to join the notification list (simultaneously getting a .org account if you don't already have one), which is where the still-existing 'Join' button takes you. Removing the email address input form should remove any expectation that a user is directly signing up for anything from the /download page.

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