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#4786 closed enhancement (reported-upstream)

Improve email for "WordPress X.X is imminent! Are your plugins ready?"

Reported by: Confridin Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


WordPress.org sends emails to all plugin developers before each new major WordPress version release.

The email could be easily improved: it should provide direct links or methods to download and test the latest WordPress version. For example, we could just add this at the end of those emails :

"In order to ensure compatibility, you can download and beta test your plugin with the latest WordPress version here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/testing/beta-testing/

Change History (2)

#1 @dd32
17 months ago

The email is actually pretty manual, it's not automated as such.
The Plugins team sets up the content each release and sends it out to plugin authors.

cc @Ipstenu

#2 @Ipstenu
17 months ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

We can make a note to put that in the next email.

FWIW, generally developers are aware of how to get beta (we got a grand total of one person asking this release). I'm tagging this to close because it's not really something meta can fix :)

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