I know from the post below that there are plans to improve the ClassicPress download process in the forthcoming website update.
However, I was introducing CP to an acquaintance yesterday and almost the first question was “how do you download it?”. This person is non-technical but quite capable of downloading and installing Wordpress themselves. I asked what the problem was and they said there were two things. Firstly, on clicking the “Download ClassicPress” button on the homepage, they expected then to see a large “Download latest version of CP…” CTA (similar to WP) but instead they got a “busy and confusing form” (their words). Secondly, and seemingly the largest issue, was that on clicking the small link on the form, they were taken offsite to a “confusing” site they hadn’t seen before (i.e. Github) and consequently wondered if it was safe.
As I say, I know this issue is being looked but I just wonder if it should be brought forward? From my experience yesterday, it does seem that non-technical-but-otherwise-capable people are being put off right at the start.