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Trashed By

Tracks the user who trashed a post and when they trashed it. Displays that info as columns in admin trashed posts listings.

What if I am only interested in seeing when a post was trashed but not who trashed it?

The visibility of the "Trashed By" and "Trashed On" columns can be controlled by the "Screen Options" slide-down options panel available at the top right of the page when viewing the trash listing in the admin.

If a post is trashed, then restored, and then trashed a second time by a different person, who is noted as the trashing user?

The user most recently responsible for trashing a post will be recorded as the trashing user.

Why are the "Trashed By" and "Trashed On" columns blank for some posts in the trash?

This should only be the case for posts that were trashed prior to activating this plugin (or any time when the plugin wasn't active).

Does the plugin retain any information about a previously trashed post once it has been restored?

No. Once a trashed post is restored and thus removed from the trash, the information about when and who trashed the post is deleted.

Does this plugin track who permanently deleted a posted?

Just so everyone is clear, "Trashed" and "Permanently deleted" are two differently things.

Trashed posts get assigned a post status of "trash" and then only appear in the "Trash" list of the page/post area of the admin. These posts still exist, they're just hidden from public view. This operates like the trash feature in your operating system; you can still go into the trash to retrieve something before it is gone for good. As such, it is possible for the plugin to keep track of and report who trashed the post.

Permanently deleted posts (whether done so directly by a user or automatically by WordPress for posts that have been in the trash for a period of time) are completely deleted from the database. This plugin does not track who deleted those posts.

How do I see (or hide) the "Trash By" and/or "Trashed On" columns in an admin listing of posts?

In the upper-right of the page is a "Screen Options" link that reveals a panel of options. In the "Columns" section, check (to show) or uncheck (to hide) the "Trashed By" and/or "Trashed On" options.

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Requires: 4.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 60+


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