[wp-hackers] Codex and old versions of WordPress

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 12:01:43 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Simon Blackbourn <piemanek at gmail.com>wrote:

> Sections such as these appear all over the place:
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_posts#Parameters:_WordPress_2.5_And_Older
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_pages#List_Sub-Pages(that
> even has a section for versions prior to 2.0.1!)
> The Codex is seen as official and therefore authoritative, so these give
> the
> impression it's fine to still be running these old versions. Surely one way
> of encouraging people to stay up to date is to remove such outdated
> content?

Completely agree!

> I would also propose removing the older versions from the "Select the
> version of WordPress you are using" drop-down when you write a new post on
> the support forums - currently it goes right back to 2.6.5.

Yeah, I think it should only go back to the "latest version - 1" (currently
2.9) at most.


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