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#45999 closed feature request (fixed)

Remove privacy pointers again

Reported by: garrett-eclipse Owned by: desrosj
Milestone: 5.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:


This ticket is to trac the discussion on timeline for removing the wp496_privacy pointer.

As @desrosj indicated we'll need to look historically how long pointers lifespans have been and decide upon a timeline and release for deprecating the Privacy pointer.
Reference - https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45529#comment:11

As 5.1 RC is impending I would assume this would be 5.2+ unless it becomes a blessed task (leaving that decision to others..

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45999.diff (2.3 KB) - added by desrosj 3 weeks ago.

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Change History (14)

#1 @Luciano Croce
2 months ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added
  • Severity changed from normal to blocker

IMHO Privacy Pointer is very nagging for users in backend.

In general is very nagging as well for all other usages in backend.

I suggest to totally remove it for all usages!

#2 @swissspidy
2 months ago

  • Severity changed from blocker to normal
  • Summary changed from Ticket for removal of the Privacy Pointer in a future release to Remove privacy pointers again

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.

2 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.

2 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by desrosj. View the logs.

5 weeks ago

#6 @dejliglama
5 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#7 @desrosj
5 weeks ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion dev-feedback removed
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 5.2
  • Owner set to desrosj
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Let's remove this in 5.2. There are a few issues with the implementation (#44136), and 5.2 will be the third major release after the feature was introduced in 4.9.6.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by desrosj. View the logs.

3 weeks ago

3 weeks ago

#9 @desrosj
3 weeks ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added; needs-patch removed

45999.diff removes the privacy pointer added in 4.9.6.

#10 @xkon
3 weeks ago

Looks fine to me @desrosj , I just want to add that when we implemented these pointers we've added a small css addition as well https://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/43942/43942.3.diff at src/wp-includes/css/wp-pointer.css.

I'm guessing that stays though as an overall addition, correct?

#11 @desrosj
3 weeks ago

  • Keywords commit added; needs-testing removed

Ya, I think that style can remain.

#12 @desrosj
3 weeks ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 44787:

Privacy: Remove privacy feature related admin pointers.

In 4.9.6, several new privacy related features were introduced. Admin pointers were included to make administrators aware of these features. They have served their purpose and can now go silently into the night.

Props garrett-eclipse, desrosj, xkon.
Fixes #45999.

#13 @garrett-eclipse
3 weeks ago

Nicely done @desrosj this looks good.

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