[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #40721: 4.8 About Page
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Tue May 30 21:24:56 UTC 2017
#40721: 4.8 About Page
Reporter: melchoyce | Owner: melchoyce
Type: task (blessed) | Status: assigned
Priority: normal | Milestone: 4.8
Component: Help/About | Version:
Severity: normal | Resolution:
Keywords: | Focuses:
Comment (by francina):
I re-read the text and here are some notes for your consideration.
> Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been developed by hundreds of
Core Contributors and Committers with you in mind. Get ready for new
features you’ll welcome like an old friend.
We should refrain from assuming what is minor or major. Core Contributors
are not the only ones who develop, propose features, submit patches,
report bugs and all the other things that go into a release.
The first sentence and the opening of the second one could be combined. Do
you think "Get ready for some exciting new features, developed by hundreds
of contributors with ''you'' in mind" could work?
> achievable for any WordPress user without hiring a developer. (Don’t
tell them we told you that.)
This sounds diminishing for developers and for users. Also I seem to
remember we try to avoid the term users in favor of people or people that
> This feature deserves a parade down the center of town.
This could be removed altogether: the following sentence explains what the
widget does and it's enough.
> a more intimate welcome message
Intimate? Sorry, no.
> but try to use them for good!
> (because you’re running updates and writing posts, right?)
Hmm, not necessarly: it depends on your role in the website, each one has
> New CSS rules mean extraneous content (like “Add New” links) no longer
English is not my native language, so I might be wrong, but I think "need"
should be "needs"
And finally, to quote @iandunn comment in the GDoc:
> I personally hate it when advertisements try to tell me what I need,
because it feels condescending.
I am not a podcaster, I am not a musician and yet I might find the audio
widget useful. I don't want to add video to grow my personal brand or
create trust: maybe I just want to add a video of my cat playing. Why
would I want to add a headshot and brief bio? Why not a manifesto? Or a
picture of my latest knitting project?
The 28% of the web is made by loads of different people that use this
great piece of software for different purposes: we should refrain from
suggesting specific uses for features that are quite self-explanatory.
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