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Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#47656 new enhancement

Remove 'Error:' prefixes from error notices as they're redundant

Reported by: garrett-eclipse Owned by:
Milestone: 5.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: I18N Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:


Branching from #47003

@ramiy's comment - https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47003#comment:10

I think that this ticket should handled only the merge of similar translation strings. A separate ticket should remove the Error: prefix from the error messages in the dashboard.

The Add New user form throws errors when invalid characters are used, etc. These have an Error: prefix on them which is unneeded and makes it harder to reuse some of the strings as found in #47003.

I would suggest they simply be removed.

Change History (3)

#1 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

Previous discussion: #15887

Specifically, I think comment:5:ticket:15887 sums up the purpose of the ERROR: prefix nicely:

All CAPITAL letters in a word typically denotes Emphasis. It's not meant to be

"Good day gentle, but incorrect, user - there seems to be an error. Be a sport and type in your e-mail address"

But rather

"HEY, USER! (yelling) THERE'S A PROBLEM! ATTENTION! ERROR. Type in your email address please"

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

We could, however, move the ERROR: prefix out of the strings and add it separately, see the error message in wp-admin/themes.php for example. Related: #38860

Last edited 3 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#3 in reply to: ↑ 1 @garrett-eclipse
2 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.4

Thanks @SergeyBiryukov I agree completely and feel isolating the prefix is our best option. I've updated #47003 with that information and am moving this into 5.4 so the two can coincide.

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