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allowing subscriber-level users to edit their own comments

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  • Started 10 years ago by B.B.
  • Latest reply from Immobilienmakler-Aachen
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  1. B.B.

    I have tried implementing 2 different plugins that allow registered, subscriber-level users edit their own comments within a set time limit (WP Ajax Edit Comments and Edit Comments XT). Edit Comments XT requires some changes to the comments.php file. I copied/pasted their code and put that version in my child theme folder, but it resulted in an error message. Neither has worked properly and I'm wondering if it's a compatibility issue (I am using a child theme and other comment plugins) or if there's some option/setting that I have wrong.

    This all seems more complicated than it should be. Allowing a user to edit their own comment seems pretty I missing something here? Has anyone else using a child theme been able to solve this? Thanks!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. amygail

    I'm sure there's someone here that can help you more than I - but can you let us know what the error message is?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. B.B.

    Hi amygail, thanks for responding. Well, it was an error based on bad work on my part (my php knowledge is pretty limited). Edit Comments XT has installation instructions where they tell you what to copy and paste into comments.php:

    but I was probably putting their replacement code in the wrong places. They said every theme is different, so maybe I was in the wrong file alltogether?

    I'm hoping this is a common feature that others have installed (it's on this site!) so maybe someone knows what to do in Thematic/child?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. amygail

    The error messages are good clues -at least it might help us narrow the problem down.

    Did you try disabling the other plugins? -That will also help narrow things down.

    If it's not a simple syntax error or plugin conflict - maybe it has something to do more specifically with Thematic - hopefully Chris or another brilliant mind on the forum can chime in.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. I'm on vacation with a very slow and unstable Internet connection. Currently I can answer questions here while downloads including my emails and connections to certain blogs or web sites are nearly impossible. :(

    Will check this latest next weekend when I'm back home.


    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. B.B.

    Hi Chris!
    I am totally opposed to working during please, enjoy yourself...ha-ha! But when you get back, if you could visit this plugin page (above) and show me exactly where to paste the replacement code into the comments.php file that comes with the latest version of Thematic, then I could then save that in my child theme folder. There must be other users that this plug-in would benefit, too.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. Sorry .. missed this one.

    There's no chance to integrate Edit Comments XT without returning to the old comments.php stuff (no nested comments).

    I tested WP Ajax Edit Comments and this works without touching any files.


    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. I have the same problem with Edit Comments XT to integrate this.

    But: Ajax Edit Comments can't testing, while you must buy it.


    Posted 9 years ago #

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