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#56613 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Bulk deleting an active plugin does not work, shows no error message

Reported by: swb1192's profile swb1192 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


When on the Plugins admin screen, selecting Active plugins then using the "Delete" bulk action shows a confirmation message but does not delete the plugins. No error message is shown about deleting an Active plugin.

I would recommend making it so bulk deleting an active plugin deactivates it then deletes it, but an alternative would be showing some UI element that tells the user it's not possible to bulk delete active plugins.

Change History (3)

#1 @swb1192
22 months ago

Steps to reproduce:

  • Log into WP admin dashboard
  • Go to the Plugins screen (the default "All" tab)
  • Bulk select plugins that are active
  • In the Bulk Actions menu, choose "Delete" then confirm

#2 @haritpanchal
22 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

Facing the same issue.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Plugins
  • Focuses administration added
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there, welcome back to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for the report, we're already tracking this issue in #38112.

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