[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #56199: Make the warnings about critical Site Health issues more prominent

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#56199: Make the warnings about critical Site Health issues more prominent
 Reporter:  azaozz       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  6.1
Component:  Site Health  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:               |
 Judging by comments on make.wordpress.org and the support forums, seems
 many people like and care about the Site Health features. A logical next
 step would be to be able to "escalate" the more critical issues detected
 by Site Health and make an effort to bring them to the site admins/owners

 The most pressing issue at the moment is to try to clearly communicate the
 need for running on more recent PHP version. There are many benefits and
 virtually no (or very few) drawbacks for the actual site and for the
 community as a whole. However many site owners are probably not aware
 about what PHP version is installed on their server or how to go about
 updating it.

 This ticket is intended for designing and implementing more prominent
 warnings about critical site health issues. Some ideas that came up in
 previous discussions:

 - A non-foldable, non-hideable widget on the Dashboard (shown only to
 - Site Health emails listing the more critical issues and ways to address
 them. These can be sent to site admins perhaps monthly or whenever
 WordPress is auto-updated.
 - Warnings (at the top) on most wp-admin screens. This would probably be
 quite intrusive and really annoying. Added here for completeness.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/56199>
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