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More obvious "Edit" link for comments

  1. Mark Jaquith
    Moderator

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    To edit a post or a page, you click its name. That makes sense. To edit a comment, you click the name of the commenter or the name of the site that left the comment. That makes considerably less sense. The name of the person or the name of the site isn't an obvious "title" for the comment, and clicking this is unintuitive.

    Many people (both WP beginners, and long-time users) are confused by this. There isn't really an intuitive place to "hide" the edit link for comments -- so maybe we should just bite the bullet and make a straight-up "Edit" action link.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Dion Hulse
    Member

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    I personally expect that clicking the Commentors name is going to take me to their URL instead of editing.

    Not everyone fills out the url, so at first it took me a moment to realise that the url was shown on the 2nd line if one was ever given..

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. sacredpath
    Member

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    I agree Mark, we need an edit icon or link for comments. I would also like to see an edit link or icon brought back for posts and pages for exactly the same reason.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. Mark Jaquith
    Moderator

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    sacredpath -- I disagree on pages and posts. I think the post/page title is a logical click target for editing the post/page from within the admin. The title is a valid and representative "handle" for that post/page. There is no such "handle" for comments. Regardless, this Idea is about the comment edit link.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. kelter
    Member

    I agree with Mark on this one too... perhaps it'd most appropriate to add a simple "Edit Comment" or "Edit" under the Actions column?

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  6. Chrystalline
    Member

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    Wholeheartedly agree! Prior to upgrading to 2.5, I had no problems editing comments that needed it. With 2.5, I couldn't find any way to do that.

    Usernames link to websites - this is accustomed/expected behavior, and as I don't want to visit every website for questionable posters, (and I was already ON my own site) I never clicked the names. As a result, I was very frustrated with what I saw as a decline in functionality. Now I find out that it's just been hidden from me, not removed.

    Yes, please go back to having a clear link for editing comments.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. dcharti
    Member

    I think a simple "(edit)" link next to each commenter's name would suffice.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  8. 14words
    Member

    I would like to see "Ozh' Absolute Comments" built into WP ;)

    The plugin is awesome and would be a great feature for WP.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  9. tene
    Member

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    I thought for a while the edit facility might have been removed altogether. Having an Edit button is important for ease of use.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  10. HighToro
    Member

    I agree with the comming back of the edit link!

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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