Unhelpful error messages when updating default category
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If we try and change the default category slug to one that has already been used we get conflicting error messages between quick edit and full edit.
If you use Full Edit you're simply told Item Not Updated however, if you use quick edit, you are informed that the slug has already been used.
The full edit error message is, I think, on line 223 of wp-admin/edit-tags.php - I'm unable to find where the error message for the quick edit functionality is, however.
Having correct and useful copy in error messages is vital, especially for relative newcomers to WP.
This oversight was found by Relly Annett-Baker (@RellyAB on twitter) - one of the best copy writers and content strategists out there. Perhaps we could look at overhauling the error messages and ask (someone like) Relly to give them a once-over or offer advice on them.
Change History (13)
- Component changed from Warnings/Notices to Administration
- Keywords ux-feedback added; error category copy warnings notices removed
- Component changed from Administration to Taxonomy
- Focuses administration added