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Error messages built into WordPress (4 posts)

  1. nancyeb01
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I recently discovered the 'Cheatin' uh?' error message. I then searched my WordPress files for 'wp_die' which precedes these messages.

    Another discovery "Slow down cowboy, no need to check for new mails so often!"

    There is obviously an attempt a humor here. But, as more and more businesses want to use WordPress for their sites, I would suggest these kinds of lines be changed to something less 'cute'. I have to go thru and change them manually. And, when I upgrade, I assume they will all be back.

    I find 'Cheatin' uh?' to be snarky, and not at all helpful to the user.

    I did a search and so far have found that text in:
    options.php
    custom-header.php
    customize.php
    edit-comments.php
    edit-tags.php
    edit.php
    media-upload.php
    nav-menus.php
    plugins.php
    post-new.php
    press-this.php
    themes.php
    user-new.php
    users.php
    widgets.php
    bookmark.php
    site-themes.php
    site-users.php
    themes.php
    admin.php

    WordPress, and the team of people who work on it are amazing. I am so grateful that we have this fantastic platform. It allows us who use it to be creative and build great websites. And, I suggest we keep the humor (or not) on the front end!

    I hope this can be changed in upcoming versions.
    Thank you,
    Nancy

  2. We're a little snarky by nature here :) There's a lot of humor on the backend, and that error message really is a backend 'You're trying to look at source code directly via your browser.'

  3. nancyeb01
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the response. I actually got the message on a test site of mine. I was logged in as a non-admin user. I am using two plugins to manage user access: S2Member and User Role Editor.

    I clicked on a link that was not available to me under my privilege level and the Cheatin Uh message popped up.

    So, your saying it should never be shown on the front end?

    Thank you,
    Nancy

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was logged in as a non-admin user.

    So you're in the backend.

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