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Opened 11 days ago

Last modified 11 days ago

#44538 new defect (bug)

WordPress does not offer a way to show WHAT changed when it nags me about a change to the suggested privacy policy text.

Reported by: ssokolow Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


Currently, when WordPress notifies me that the suggested privacy policy text has changed, it doesn't provide any indication of WHAT has changed.

Given that I've customized the text I'm actually using, this makes it prohibitively time-consuming to track down what changed (because I'd have to download an old WordPress version, copy-paste out the suggested text, and then run the two versions through a diff utility manually).

As a result, I wind up just dismissing the notification and getting on with my day. (Not to mention feeling irritated by further confirmation of my sense that I spend more time applying updates to WordPress or its plugins than actually posting... something I hope to remedy by migrating to a static site generator like Jekyll or Pelican.)

Given that WordPress already has a diff implementation for showing changes between revisions of posts, it should offer to apply it to the two different versions of the suggested privacy policy, so I can easily know whether I need to update my customized version. (Ideally, it should apply it between whatever version was current when the privacy policy page was last edited and the current version.)

Change History (1)

#1 @desrosj
11 days ago

  • Component changed from General to Privacy
  • Focuses administration added
  • Version changed from 4.9.7 to 4.9.6
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