Okay, sorry about the light posting this morning but I was working on yet another new feature that Max recommended to me last night. It is probably one of the top requested features that I have had in the past as well.
The new feature this time is the ability to edit your own comments. This took a little thinking and some extra time because of security issues, which is why WordPress probably doesn’t let users edit their own comments by default. Here are the restrictions I have placed for editing the comments.
- You can only edit your own comments, duh!
- You have 15 minutes to edit a comment.
- You must be logged in when commenting and when modifying the comment. If you are not logged in when you place the comment you will not be able to edit it…no exceptions.
You can see what the “Edit” link looks like from the screenshot above. I do use a cache manager to store the pages on this site so the link may appear on a comment for longer than 15 minutes but it will not work after that time (you’ll receive an error).
Once you have modified the comment it will notify me via email about the changes. I do this for security reasons so that I can watch for any unauthorized access to changing the comments.
Again, I apologize for the light posting lately but I have been wanting to accommodate the user requested features. I think in the long run this will help build the community here.
Make sure you check out the other new features for registered users if you haven’t already seen them:
Now go on, we know you want to try out the comment editing…