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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 5 hours ago

#4702 assigned enhancement

Add a post-download-of-WordPress page

Reported by: andreamiddleton Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Priority: normal
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When people download WordPress from WordPress.org, 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]https://wordpress.org/support/.

Meet other WordPress enthusiasts and share your knowledge at a [WordPress meetup]https://www.meetup.com/pro/wordpress/ group or [WordCamp]https://central.wordcamp.org/!

To support education about WordPress and open source software, please donate to the [WordPress Foundation]https://wordpressfoundation.org/donate/.

Attached is a mock-up.

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WordPress.org post-download page.png (121.1 KB) - added by andreamiddleton 4 months ago.
Mockup of a post-download page

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Change History (9)

4 months ago

Mockup of a post-download page

#1 follow-up: @jonoaldersonwp
4 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

When and where would it be displayed? Like here: https://wordpress.org/download/ after you click the download button?

#4 @jonoaldersonwp
3 months 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 yoast.com.

Visit https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/ and click the 'Download Yoast SEO Free' link.

Last edited 3 months ago by jonoaldersonwp (previous) (diff)

#5 in reply to: ↑ 3 @andreamiddleton
2 months ago

Replying to Otto42:

When and where would it be displayed? Like here: https://wordpress.org/download/ 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
5 days ago

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  • Status changed from new to assigned

#7 @Otto42
24 hours ago

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

#8 @jonoaldersonwp
5 hours ago

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

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