Ajax Edit Comments allows users to edit their own comments for a limited time. Administrators can edit all comments on the front-end.
Looking for Just Comment Editing?
Looking for a new Contributor
We’re looking for a new contributor to this plugin. All the current contributors no longer have the time to maintain this project. If you’re interested, fork the project on GitHub and submit a pull request. Alternatively, leave a comment here.
Here are some things that need to be worked on:
- Existing support requests.
- Code re-factoring.
- CSS overhaul.
- Admin options de-cluttering.
If interested, visit the Ajax Edit Comments GitHub project page.
- Can edit all comments.
- Can move comments.
- Can blacklist comments.
- Can approve, mark for moderation, mark as spam, and delete all comments from a post or the admin panel.
- Undo functionality for most editing options.
- Can choose different icon sets for use on your blog.
- Dropdown menu to de-clutter the interface.
- Various admin-panel options including
- Can edit comment time.
- Can specify anonymous user options.
- Can specify logged-in user options.
- Can choose between Akismet and Defensio for spam protection.
- Can disable timer.
- And much, much more…
Anonymous User Features
Please watch this video demonstrating the anonymous features.
- Can edit comments for a limited time.
- Can request deletion of own comments.
Logged-in User Features
- Potential indefinite comment editing.
- Can edit comments for a limited time.
- New pop-up box called Colorbox used.
- Timer on both the post and in the comment-editing interface.
- Improved usability and look-and-feel.
- Better error and status messages.
- I have an “XYZ” problem with the plugin.
We’re looking for a new contributor to this plugin. All the current contributors no longer have the time to maintain this project. If you’re interested, fork the project on GitHub and submit a pull request.
- I installed the plugin and the edit buttons aren’t shown or the colorbox popup is off
Roughly 90% of the issues Ajax Edit Comments experiences is with multiple versions of jQuery running. Check your page source, and if you have multiple copies of jQuery being inserted, this is likely the issue.
The most common culprit is the theme in the header.php area. Please refrain from hard-coding in scripts and use wp_enqueue_script(‘jquery’) before the wp_head() call.
The most common colorbox conflict is when there is another lightbox plugin that uses their own version of colorbox.
- How do I disable the dropdown menu?
Go into Settings->Ajax Edit Comments, and go to the Styles section. You can adjust the settings there to get rid of the dropdown menu.
- Can I change the icons?
Go into Settings->Ajax Edit Comments, and go to the Styles section. From there, you can choose the icon set.
- What is the De-link feature?
If a user posts a comment, but includes a rather spammy link as their URL, you can click the De-link button to remove the person’s link.
- What does the “Move Comment” feature do?
Sometimes users leave a comment on the wrong post. With the “Move Comment” feature, you can select the comment, and move the comment to the correct post. You can do this by searching by the post title, the post ID, or by browsing your recent posts. Searching by Post Title and Post ID only shows the first five results. Browsing by posts should allow you access to all of your posts.
- What is the “Request Deletion” feature?
The “Request Deletion” feature is for anonymous users who leave comments. Sometimes a user has left a comment and would rather have it deleted than edit it. Call it buyer’s remorse.
Once the user requests deletion, the comment is automatically “unapproved”, the user is stripped of editing rights, and the admin of the blog is sent an e-mail of the deletion request. The admin can then decide whether to approve, edit, or delete the comment.
- Your plugin doesn’t look good with my theme. How can I fix this?
When you go into the Ajax Edit Comments settings page, you’ll see a section called “Styles”. From there, you’ll be able to enter a “relative” URL to a stylesheet of your choice, which will override the styles provided by Ajax Edit Comments.
It’s up to you to provide the relevant styles needed for the plugin in your own stylesheet.
- I upgraded to the latest version of your plugin and it’s not working. What’s wrong?
Make sure you have the latest WordPress version installed. If you still have issues, try de-activating your plugins one-by-one to rule out a plugin conflict.
- What WordPress versions does this plugin work for?
We strive for backwards compatibility, but can only support the plugin for the latest stable version of WordPress.
- Can I provide a translation?
Sure. If you’re familiar with Git, head to the Ajax Edit Comments Github and add your translation there.
Alternatively, leave a thread with a downloadable version of your translation (both .po and .mo files are required).
- Will you provide support for older versions of Ajax Edit Comments (1.x)?
No. Ajax Edit Comments 1.x is no longer supported. We encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of the plugin.
- I have a version of WordPress prior to 2.5. Is there a plugin for earlier versions?
Yes, the last stable version for WP versions 2.1 – 2.5 is: 184.108.40.206.
- Is support free?
We’ll do our best to answer your support question. Just leave the support question via the forums on WP.org.