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Comment Timeout

Closes comments on blog entries after a user-configurable period of time, with an option to make allowances for active discussions.

Configuration

You can change various settings globally on the "Comment Timeout" page under the "Options" tab on the WordPress dashboard. Most of the options are fairly self-explanatory.

You can also change options on a per-post basis by looking for the "Comment Timeout" section in the sidebar of the post or page editor.

Template tags

Comment Timeout 2.1 introduces two new functions that you can use in your theme:

get_comment_timeout()

Returns the UTC time, as a Unix timestamp, when comments will be closed for the current post.

the_comment_timeout($relative, $dateformat, $before, $after, $moderated)

Formats and displays the date and time after which comments will no longer be accepted on this post. Parameters are:

  • $relative: Set this to true if you want to display the date in terms of the time remaining (for instance "in 3 weeks"). Set it to false to display it as an absolute date.
  • $dateformat: The format in which the date should be displayed, as used by the PHP
date()

function. If you set this to false, it will use the date format that you have configured globally for your WordPress installation. * If $relative is set to true, this parameter is ignored. * $before: The HTML to insert before the date that comments will be closed. * $after: The HTML to insert after the date that comments will be closed. * $moderated: The HTML to display when late comments are being sent to the moderation queue rather than being rejected outright.

Development and reporting bugs

When reporting bugs, please provide me with the following information:

  1. Which version of Comment Timeout you are using;
  2. Which version of WordPress you are using;
  3. The URL of your blog;
  4. Which platform (Windows/IIS/PHP or Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) your server is running, and which versions of Apache and PHP you are using, if you know them;
  5. The steps that need to be taken to reproduce the bug.

If you wish to get hold of the latest development version, or to contribute bug fixes or new features, you can clone the project on GitHub:

git clone git@github.com:jammycakes/comment-timeout.git

Redistribution

Copyright (c) 2007-2013 James McKay http://jamesmckay.net/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

For more information

For more information, please visit the plugin's home page:

https://github.com/jammycakes/comment-timeout

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2013-8-18
Downloads: 13,463

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