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Please make it harder to delete users

  1. beckyddesign
    Member

    I've now had 2 clients delete users associated with content without realizing that they were deleting the content as well. At the very least the default radio button should be to associate the content with another user. But really, deleting the user with content should be red and blinking and "are you sure"?

    I understand that this is a training issue as well, but it's just too easy for someone to delete right now. A re-designed interface could go a long way to avoiding this issue.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    Deleting a user takes you to a new page.

    I think you mean to say to make it harder to delete user's CONTENT, not to delete users.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. beckyddesign
    Member

    Yes that's exactly what I mean. The fact that the user and his content are linked is not something that a standard client understands, so they think they're just getting rid of a user and don't understand the full consequences.

    This is where flashing red and are you sure would help. Having a rollback for this would also be nice.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    Flashing red is unlikely to happen ;) And a rollback is impossible given what goes into the delete.

    But... A more descriptive alert seems sensible!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. beckyddesign
    Member

    Well... OK :) Agreed; a more descriptive alert and changing the default to assigning the content to another user would go a long way to avoiding this issue.

    Thanks!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. Hi,

    Sending a confirmation mail to admin email will be more better in this case. Hope this will help.
    :)

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. beckyddesign
    Member

    Jouhara,

    I disagree. It is when relationships change and the client is trying to get rid of an old admin that this happens. I do agree that some sort of confirmation needs to be in place, but emailing to the admin you're trying to get rid of is not the way.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. k_nitin_r
    Member

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    @bdgardengirl

    In very old versions of WordPress, there was nothing we can do if the admin clicked on delete but in newer versions, it is possible to build something that can create a backup of the posts and then perhaps create an option to recover those posts.

    Drop me a message through my blog or email/IM me if this is what you are looking for - I might be able to put together a plugin for you.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  9. Pete
    Member

    "The fact that the user and his content are linked is not something that a standard client understands"

    I agree...

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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