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#57066 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Avoid accidental deletion of entire menus

Reported by: helmutmeisl's profile helmutmeisl Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.7
Component: Menus Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I am an avid user of wordpress and find wordpress (almost) perfect.
After I accidentally deleted the entire menu yesterday for the second time, I’ve now found the cause.
I am asking the wordpress team to make a change that will avoid this accidental deletion.
If you edit a menu and want to delete a single (!) menu item, this is possible via a corresponding link at the end of the menu item. If the menu item is not scrolled to the end, the link for deleting the entire (!) menu comes to the fore and if you are not careful, you mix up the two links and – the menu is gone.
My request / my suggestion: Place the link for deleting the entire menu somewhere else so that you no longer run into this “danger”.

Change History (4)

#1 @sabernhardt
21 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Menus
  • Keywords "danger" removed
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement
  • Version 6.1 deleted

#2 @sabernhardt
21 months ago

  • Summary changed from accidental deletion – suggestion for improvement to Avoid accidental deletion of entire menus
  • Version set to 5.7

This would be one case where the sticky footer is not ideal (added in #51631). Maybe the Save Menu button could be placed before the delete link.

#3 @sabernhardt
21 months ago

Moving the Save button was already proposed in ticket:40822#comment:28.

#4 @sabernhardt
19 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for the report!

I'll close this as a duplicate so the conversation stays on one ticket. If you have anything to add, please comment on #40822.

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