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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#47669 new enhancement

'Was' helping verb looks wrong in plugin deletion message

Reported by: jadhavravindra's profile jadhavravindra Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 5.2.2
Component: Plugins Keywords: has-screenshots needs-copy-review
Focuses: ui, administration, ui-copy Cc:


Content UI ISSUE: 'Was' helping verbs looks wrong in plugin tab.
removed helping verbs 'was' from validation alert comes after deleted the plugin

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Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Focuses template removed
  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi @jadhavravindra, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report.

The [Plugin name] was successfully deleted. message looks correct to me. Could you clarify why it looks wrong?

#2 @jadhavravindra
5 years ago

Yes, @SergeyBiryukov , it looks wrong because If I deleted the the plugin right now then validation message should be " Plugin is successfully deleted " but its showing the Past tense sentence. so please remove helping verbs "was" from sentense which meant plugin already deleted.

#3 @sabernhardt
6 weeks ago

  • Focuses ui-copy added
  • Keywords needs-copy-review added; reporter-feedback removed
  • Summary changed from Content UI ISSUE:'Was' helping verbs looks wrong in plugin tab. to 'Was' helping verb looks wrong in plugin deletion message
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

The past tense should be correct with "was" because the process of deleting the plugin has been completed.

On the other hand, the text is inconsistent with other messages:

Also, in this case, I think passive voice is appropriate so that the plugin name is at the very beginning of the sentence (in most languages).

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