[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #54489: Update the Dashboard welcome banner for 5.9

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Wed Dec 8 23:48:03 UTC 2021

#54489: Update the Dashboard welcome banner for 5.9
 Reporter:  jameskoster                          |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  task (blessed)                       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  5.9
Component:  General                              |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-design-feedback needs-copy-    |     Focuses:
  review has-patch                               |  administration

Comment (by noisysocks):

 > I have a few questions from pulling this together. What should the site
 editor section (second) say/link to if you're not using a block-based
 theme? In the PR now it falls back to the customizer.

 I think linking to the Customizer makes sense here but the copy needs to
 be adjusted to not say "entire site" and "using blocks".

 > What is the link destination for the Styles section (last)?

 We can link to `site-editor.php?styles=open`. This will automatically open
 the Styles panel.

 > What should this say/link to if the current theme is not a block theme?

 Perhaps in this case we could swap the third section out for one that
 links to the theme selector? Switching theme is, I think, the primary way
 to change the appearance of your site in the pre site editor era.

 Alternatively we could just show the old welcome box if a classic theme is

 > Do we expect the copy in the panel to change with each release now, or
 is this longer-lasting content (like it's been)? If longer-lasting, we
 might want to remove the "new" from the copy.

 I think saying "new" is okay but maybe let's create a ticket to update the
 copy in WP 6.1 or thereabouts when it is no longer new.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54489#comment:22>
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