Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#4702 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add a post-download-of-WordPress page

Reported by: andreamiddleton's profile andreamiddleton Owned by: coffee2code's profile coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
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When people download WordPress from, there is no page or message that comes up, post-download, that tells them they've succeeded or that anything has happened. It's confusing and leads to people downloading WordPress multiple times.

There should be a page that comes up after successful download that says something like:

Hooray! You’ve successfully downloaded WordPress!

For help getting started, check out our [Documentation and Support Forums]

Meet other WordPress enthusiasts and share your knowledge at a [WordPress meetup] group or [WordCamp]!

To support education about WordPress and open source software, please donate to the [WordPress Foundation]

Attached is a mock-up.

Attachments (1) post-download page.png (121.1 KB) - added by andreamiddleton 5 years ago.
Mockup of a post-download page

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Change History (14)

5 years ago

Mockup of a post-download page

#1 follow-up: @jonoaldersonwp
5 years ago

Oh, this is an interesting idea!

I'm nervous about it being deployed as a page, because that'd require us to execute a JavaScript update after the download link has been clicked - that might be confusing/undesirable to many users.

How about we deploy this as a modal overlay, instead?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @andreamiddleton
5 years ago

Sure, I don't have a strong opinion on whether it's an overlay or a page :) Are there any other technical barriers or considerations?

#3 follow-up: @Otto42
5 years ago

When and where would it be displayed? Like here: after you click the download button?

#4 @jonoaldersonwp
5 years ago

Yep. We could later extend to match on any/various .zip download URLs, and add context, too ("You just downloaded a theme; here's how to install it!").

Hah, turns out we do a flavour of this on

Visit and click the 'Download Yoast SEO Free' link.

Last edited 5 years ago by jonoaldersonwp (previous) (diff)

#5 in reply to: ↑ 3 @andreamiddleton
5 years ago

Replying to Otto42:

When and where would it be displayed? Like here: after you click the download button?

Yes, that's what I had in mind. Any blockers to implementation that you can think of? :)

#6 @chanthaboune
4 years ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#7 @Otto42
4 years ago

@jonoaldersonwp what would be the correct way to do this from your perspective?

#8 @jonoaldersonwp
4 years ago

Modal would be preferable from a UI / SEO / Analytics perspective!

#9 @Otto42
4 years ago

  • Owner changed from Otto42 to coffee2code

#10 @coffee2code
4 years ago

In 9374:

Main theme: Add and update assets for new post-download modal.

See #4702.

#11 @coffee2code
4 years ago

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

In 9375:

Main theme: Add new post-download modal.

Props andreamiddleton, jonoaldersonwp, coffee2code.
Fixes #4702.

#12 @coffee2code
4 years ago

Implemented as a modal per @jonoaldersonwp recommendation. Copy is as provided by @andreamiddleton, though the sub-header text was changed from

You’ve successfully downloaded WordPress!


You're on your way with the latest WordPress!

The impetus for that change being that the implementation is not such that the actual download progress/status is known. Thus, it needed to not actually reference the success or state (downloading vs downloaded) of the download.

#13 @dd32
4 years ago

In 10262:

Main theme: Add RTL styles for the jQuery Modal plugin for the post-download modal.

Props nabilmoqbel.
See #4702.
Fixes #5427

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