[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3673: Improve WordPress download page

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#3673: Improve WordPress download page
 Reporter:  obenland  |       Owner:  obenland
     Type:  task      |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:
Component:  General   |  Resolution:
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Comment (by Clorith):

 Some thoughts I had when looking it over:

 - Will the hosts be rotating, and is WordPress.com being added as a
 featured host on .org?

 If they are static, it further blurs the lines of .com vs .org if we add
 .com as a prominent host on the downloads page, potentially leading to
 more confusion?
 I also suspect we'll see more complaints of the same kind we had when the
 hosting page was updated, maybe even more as this is a much more prominent

 - The requirements text needs to be refined (we recommend PHP 7.2, so the
 combined PHP/MySQL line won't work).

 - Should we have some more spacing or something between the hosts on
 mobile? the spacing between the "Visit <host>" link and the next host logo
 is the same, there's no natural separation between the two hosts then.

 - I also agree with @tellyworth that "Priceless, and also free" needs to
 be defined better somehow, considering more and more people are starting
 to realizing the concept of "If you don't pay for a product, you are the

 - The text under the sections are wide block links, I was surprised when I
 suddenly clicked a link when not scrolling on a tablet, as I touched the
 screen then changed my mind about scrolling further. Could we change these
 to be just the text as a link?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3673#comment:17>
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