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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#44515 new enhancement

Multisite: "Deactivate" And "Delete" Labels Are Confusing

Reported by: conner_bw Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Networks and Sites Keywords:
Focuses: multisite Cc:
PR Number:


Problem: Some of our admins accidentally "Deleted" their sites when all they really wanted to do was "Delete" their site. (?!)


  • "Deactivate" sets delete column to 1 in wp_blogs, recoverable action.
  • "Delete" runs wpmu_delete_blog() with $drop = true, unrecoverable action.


  • "Deleted" sets delete column to 1 in wp_blogs, recoverable action.

Suggestion: Change "Deleted" to "Deactivated"

$attribute_fields['deleted'] = __( 'Deactivated' );


'deleted' => array( 'site-deleted', __( 'Deactivated' ) ),


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Change History (3)

#1 @conner_bw
17 months ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
17 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Networks and Sites
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