Allow Your Blog Users to Edit Their Own Comments with WP Ajax Edit Comments WordPress Plugin

Posted on 3rd July, 2007

I came across this useful plugin called WP Ajax Edit Comments for WordPress recently where it allows users to edit their comments on a post for a period of time after the comments are published.

The default value is 15 minutes and this can be adjusted according to your needs.

You can test how it works by leaving a comment at the plugin writer’s blog. Just be sure to leave meaning full comment.

Another thing to note when using this plugin, an error will be raised if you edit a comment/author details and save without changing anything. This is not a bug as it’s a result of the way WordPress deals with database changes.

I’ve tested the plugin on Sabahan.com this morning but unfortunately it failed to work properly. The problem occurs when user edits a comment. While the comment was edited successfully, the plugin said it wasn’t.

I was also unable to delete a comment when I am logged in as admin from the comment section (not from within my WordPress dashboard)

Whether this has to do with the Brian’s Threaded plugin I am using or it’s an incompatibility issue with WordPress 2.2.1, I am uncertain.

That said, if it works for you, this is a good plugin to add into your blog. In a way, the new function added by the plugin could improve your user’s experience by allowing them to edit their own typos or add new points into their existing comment without the need to create a new comment.


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

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  • Lorna says:

    My blog uses this as well as Brian’s Threaded Comments, and they’ve been running without a hitch. Although the problem sounded more PHP-program-related, I gather it *may* have something to do with themes, or a combo of CSS + JavaScript error. I’m assuming this since rarely have any errors by using WordPress’ default theme.

  • Thai says:

    What’s above bug? Well, it sounds interesting, allowing blog users to edit their own words after uploading it within a limited period.

  • papajoneh says:

    I saw this plugin at work at ..hmmm, i think at Lorna’s blog. or something similar. interesting but until it solved the above bug, i wont’ touch it. 🙂

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