Ajax Edit Comments
WP Ajax Edit Comments (for WP 2.1+) allows users and admins alike to edit comments on a post. Users can edit their own comments for a period specified by the admin, and admins can edit all post comments.
- Edit comments inline without page reloads.
- Can turn off comment edits for non-admins.
- Authors with admin can choose to disable the comment editing in their User options.
- Can adjust the comment editing time in the admin panel.
- Absolutely no theme or file manipulation needed. Works completely out of the box.
If you are admin, simply hover over a comment in a post and click. The comment will load, and from there you can edit the comment. If you click “Save” without editing, an error will result. This is normal. Simply click “Cancel” to back out of the error.
If you are admin and want to turn off comment editing while still allowing your users to edit, you can turn it off by going to Users » AJAX Edit Comments.
If you are a user, leave a comment. You may edit for a specified amount of time. If your comment is in moderation and you decide to edit, your comment will disappear from the page on the next refresh. Make sure you do all of your editing before you refresh the page.
1. E-mail admin when someone makes a comment modification.
2. Re-moderate the comment if a user adds significant wordage or links
3. Better error messages.
4. Show the user how much time is left to edit.
This is one plugin I love using, simply because it makes things a lot easier. I got it running on my blog and the very fact that I give users to edit their comments means there will be reduced duplicate comments with corrections.
That I believe is the primary objective of this : Allow your users to edit their comments to clean up their spelling, grammar etc.
The plugin allows you to set the timeout beyond which a user will not be allow to edit his or her comment. This is good because you don’t want users changing their comments after new comments are posted.
You also have the option of turning off user editing, while allowing admins to edit comments.
This is still a boon as you save tonnes of bandwidth loading the wp-admin page and editing the comment and returning to your page again.
A good feature of the plugin is that it doesn’t need the commenter to be a user of your blog to allow them to edit. This works well on blogs (like mine) that have user signup disabled.
Unless I run into major problems with the plugin (I haven’t seen any so far), it’s staying on my blog.
Would you install this?