The Bleak screen of Sadness™ that users encounter when installing/updating/deleting plugins or themes is a terrible experience WordPress users. It’s not timely anymore and doesn’t reflect the values WordPress strives to adhere to. Instead, WordPress needs a simpler and more straight forward experience when installing, updating, and deleting items. That’s why the Shiny Updates Team is proposing a merge of the Shiny Updates plugin into WordPress 4.6 . We’re eager to hear feedback from WordPress core contributors and users alike. Existing plugin install process, showing The Bleak Screen of Sadness. Purpose & Goals The Bleak screen of Sadness™ is disruptive to user workflows, pulling them out of the context of plugins or themes, and dropping them into a screen filled with technical details that most users don’t care about or don’t understand. Shiny Updates deals with these details behind the scenes, maintaining the context of the triggered actions and leaving users with clear actions and results. This caters to two core principles of WordPress, designing for the majority, and striving for simplicity. Users don’t really care about
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