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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#36763 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Inline help for the user-new page in administration

Reported by: jyd44 Owned by: ocean90
Milestone: 4.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.5.1
Component: Help/About Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:


The help relative to the content of the mail sent to a new user is not correct (see lines 178 and 179 in the wp-admin/user_new.php file). If the wp_new_user_notification function (wp-includes/pluggable.php) is not overwritten by any plugin, checking the checkbox will send a mail asking the new user to set himself his password. The new password is not sent with the message.

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user-new.diff (1.9 KB) - added by anneschmidt 5 years ago.
Revised new user help langauge

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Change History (6)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from Users to Help/About
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.6

5 years ago

Revised new user help langauge

#2 @anneschmidt
5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

Edited the help language to improve accuracy:
New users are automatically assigned a password, which they can change after logging in. You can view or edit the assigned password by clicking the Show Password button. The username cannot be changed.

By default, new users will receive an email letting them know they’ve been added as a user for your site. This email will also contain a password reset link. Uncheck the box if you don’t want to send the new user a welcome email.

#3 @swissspidy
5 years ago

  • Keywords commit added

Looks good to me.

Should we perhaps change The username cannot be changed to something like The username cannot be changed once the user has been added or The username cannot be changed afterwards to make it more clear?

#4 @DrewAPicture
5 years ago


The username cannot be changed once the user has been added.


#5 @ocean90
5 years ago

  • Owner set to ocean90
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 38064:

Users: Update help text for user-new.php to remove reference to sending passwords via email.

Props anneschmidt.
Fixes #36763.

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