Making WordPress.org

Opened 3 weeks ago

#4654 new defect

downloads.wordpress.org shows a confusing 404 Not Found error

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords:


A user on support forums was experiencing an issue with updating WordPress from the admin:

cURL error 6: Could not resolve host: downloads.wordpress.org

They went to the downloads.wordpress.org home page and saw the default nginx 404 Not Found page, assuming the server was indeed down.

"It's weird for a reputable CMS like WordPress to neglect their own update server" was the conclusion. Later, the issue was tracked down to DNS setup on their hosting.

Could we have that page redirect to https://wordpress.org/download/ or at least show some simple HTML with a link to the "Get WordPress" page?

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