[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39641: Idea: Move "Updates" from "Dashboard" to "Tools"

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Thu Jan 19 18:01:56 UTC 2017

#39641: Idea: Move "Updates" from "Dashboard" to "Tools"
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion      |     Focuses:  administration

Comment (by swissspidy):

 Interesting thought. One thing that speaks against is that users might be
 surprised when the menu item they've been on suddenly disappears after an

 Also, see #12517 on why it was moved from Tools -> Upgrade to Dashboard ->
 Updates 7 years ago.

 > The "Available Tools" page is a pretty lonely place to be

 Funnily, there were once plans to remove that page. See #13563 and #26794.

 > When plugin/theme/core updates are available, a new submenu gets added
 to wp-admin for "Updates."

 Worth noting that the submenu always gets added, there's no such
 condition. Of course the user needs to have the sufficient capabilities to
 perform updates.

 > WordPress is logically progressing towards software updates being as
 invisible to the user as comfortably makes sense

 There's still a long way to go there though. We got automatic updates for
 minor releases, but the updates screen isn't shiny yet. I think once it
 is, people are more likely to (frequently) bulk update their site using
 one big button. When that happens, it might be easier to move menu items.

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