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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#37908 closed enhancement (wontfix)

No confirmation when clicking Delete Permanently for pages or posts

Reported by: b-rad's profile b-rad Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords: has-ux-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


If you click the 'Delete Permanently' link for a page/post that's in the trash, there isn't a final confirmation asking if you're sure you want to proceed with the action. This makes it terribly easy to accidentally click or tap on a Delete Permanently link when you don't intend to. A basic JavaScript confirm() would seem like an easy enough final check to prevent this.

Change History (9)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Posts, Post Types
  • Focuses administration added
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

#2 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

#3 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Version 4.7 deleted

#4 @karmatosed
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I'm slightly torn here. The fact that there is a catch by putting into trash makes having a step less important. You are in the trash and confirming by clicking there. In theory to get to Trash isn't an accident, although yes someone could browse to there.

At this point, I'd probably vote against having a confirm message as you are already confirming by being in trash. What I would be, is open to any user evidence this happens though as an accident. If we get enough evidence we should change it.

#5 @karmatosed
8 years ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

#6 @karmatosed
8 years ago

  • Keywords has-ux-feedback added; ux-feedback removed

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Milestone set to Awaiting Review

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by howdy_mcgee. View the logs.

4 years ago

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

No traction, re-closing per comment:4.

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