[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #20983: Change phrasing for 'Network Activate' newly installed plugins

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Mon Sep 23 04:26:47 UTC 2013

#20983: Change phrasing for 'Network Activate' newly installed plugins
 Reporter:  Ipstenu                |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  3.7
Component:  Multisite              |     Version:  3.0
 Severity:  minor                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch ux-feedback  |

Comment (by knutsp):

 Replying to [comment:13 Ipstenu]:
 > It's not 'mandatory' though, it is 'active' on all sites.
 Mandatory, from "TheFreeDictionary": "Required or commanded by authority;

 Since site admins cannot deactivate such plugins, and since site admins
 can't even see that such plugins is active, I call them mandatory. If they
 were just activated, site admins would be able to see them in the list of
 (active) plugins and deactivate them.

 In theory, the "Network activate" action could loop through all sites in
 the network and make the plugin active, but that is not what's happening,
 of course. Hence, the plugin becomes mandatory active for all sites in a
 network, not just happening to be active, in the usual way, on all sites.

 And this distinction is exactly what causes confusion. "Network activate"
 does not provide the superadmin specific information about the effect of
 this action.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20983#comment:14>
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