[wp-hackers] Codex and old versions of WordPress

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sat Jun 19 13:02:25 UTC 2010

On 19 Jun 2010, at 12:02, Simon Blackbourn wrote:

> I'm not too sure if the hackers list is the right place for this, but
> following on from the latest discussions about LTS, not supporting old
> versions of WordPress, encouraging people to upgrade, etc, plus the
> announcement that the core team are now planning to spend some time on
> wp.org, documentation, etc, maybe it's time to remove all the sections from
> the Codex referring to old versions of WordPress?
> 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 of encouraging people to stay up to date is to remove such outdated content?

This sounds reasonable.

The best place to discuss the codex is the wp-docs list - CC'd

That way you can interact with all the volunteers who write documentation but are not subscribed to wp-hackers

Peter Westwood
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