[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #35656: Deprecated old single non-WP_Widget widgets

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Thu Feb 4 11:31:48 UTC 2016

#35656: Deprecated old single non-WP_Widget widgets
 Reporter:  westonruter             |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  4.5
Component:  Widgets                 |     Version:  2.8
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch dev-feedback  |     Focuses:

Comment (by dd32):

 I don't think a deprecated notice is realistically the best option,
 although we've added them for far less.

 I think the most important thing to think about here, is the user
 experience which this ultimately gives. To an end-user the fact a widget
 uses an older style API or a newer one is completely irrelevant, all that
 they're going to see is that the widget is missing from their UI
 (eventually) and that's bad.
 It feels like this is a step towards removing support for something "just
 because" (which "cleaning up" is usually) - it's not immediately clear
 what the implications of it are.

 If there's actual technical constraints, that should be showcased instead
 IMHO to see if someone else can dream up a way to make it work before just
 ruling it impossible and that the old API should be completely

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35656#comment:8>
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