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WP-Ajaxify-Comments hooks into your comment form and adds AJAX functionality - no page reloads required when validating, posting or updating comments

The plugin is not working, what can I do?

It is recommended to use the plugin's debug mode that can be enabled on the plugin's settings page ("Settings > WP-Ajaxify-Comments"). After enabling the debug mode use a browser that supports console.log(…) e.g. Firefox with the Firebug extension or Google Chrome and open a page that contains a comment form. If the plugin is not working you will most likely find an error message in the console saying that one of the selectors does not match any element. If your theme does not use the default IDs for the comment form (#commentform), the comment container (#comments) or the respond container (#respond) you need to go to the plugins settings page and provide the proper selectors.

Please note: If you don't succeed in configuring the proper selectors, please don't hesitate to ask a question the plugin's support forum or send me a private message. The plugin is highly customizable and I'm not aware of conflicts to any themes or other plugins that cannot be resolved. I would kindly ask you make a small (PayPal) donation when I'm able to find a working configuration for your customized WordPress site. All donations save future development and support of the plugin. Thanks in advance!

Can I suggest new features?

If you feel something is missing, or if you have any other suggestions, please contact me or use the support forum.

Are there any known problems?

There are problems when using an old jQuery version. The plugin was successfully tested with jQuery 1.4.4 and above.

The debugging mode does not work in Internet Explorer 8 (and older versions); please use Firebug, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer 9 or above for debugging WP-Ajaxify-Comments.

Please see also the "Known incompatibilities" section.

Does this plugin work with every WordPress theme?

Since the plugin hooks into the DOM that is generated by the theme, there is no guarantee that the plugin will work with every theme. Basically, the plugin uses (jQuery) selectors to find the elements like the comment form and the list of comments. Please go to the plugin's settings page to customize these selectors if the default selectors don't match the elements in your theme.

There is no guarantee, but (as written above) the plugin is highly customizable and I'm only aware of a few conflicts to any themes or other plugins that cannot be resolved (see section "Known incompatibilities" below).

Can I add or update translations?

If you would like to support the plugin by adding or updating translations please contact me. After installing the plugin, you can find more information about translations in the file wp-content\plugins\wp-ajaxify-comments\languages\readme.txt.

Does the plugin work with older WordPress versions than 3.1.3?

Most likely yes, but it has not been tested yet. Please leave me a message if you have trouble using the plugin with older Worpress versions and I will try to update the plugin to add compatibility.

Are there any future plans?

Yes, there are some features I would like to add in future versions:

  • Client-side validation
  • Option to enable vertical alignment of popup overlays
  • Option to customize popup overlays with user-defined CSS
  • File upload support

How to enable the debug mode?

The debug mode can be enabled on the plugin's settings page (Settings > WP-Ajaxify-Comments).

Which callback options are supported and how do I use them?

The plugin provides some JavaScript callback options that can be used to add custom JavaScript code that is executed on client-side when certain (wp-ajaxify-comments related) events occure. Please note that these callbacks are client-side callbacks, i.e. you cannot execute any PHP code using this callback options.

In detail the following callbacks are supported:

  • OnBeforeSelectElements: Called before the plugin selects any DOM elements. The DOM tree the plugin is currently working on is passed as parameter dom.
  • OnBeforeSubmitComment: Called before a (new) comment is submitted.
  • OnBeforeUpdateComments: Called before the plugin replaces the comments.
  • OnAfterUpdateComments: Called after the plugin has replaced the comments.

How do I use the client-side API?

In addition to the callback options the plugin provides a JavaScript client-side API that supports the following functions:

  • WPAC.RefreshComments(options): Refreshes the comments on the current page
  • WPAC.LoadComments(url, options): Loads the comments from another url/page

The options defined as key/value pairs and the following keys are supported:

  • scrollToAnchor: Whether or not to scroll to the anchor of the target url/page (default: true)
  • showLoadingInfo: Whether or not to show a "loading" overlay popup (default: true)
  • updateUrl: Whether or not to update the browser url (default: false if option "Disable URL updating" is enabled, true otherwise)
  • success: A function to be called when the comments have been updated/replaced

Does the plugin use any external libraries?

Yes, the plugin uses the following libraries:

Known incompatibilities

There are known incompatibilities to the following plugins:

  • WP-reCAPTCHA (tested with WP-reCAPTCHA 3.1.6)
  • Jetpack with activated "Jetpack Comments"

Requires: 3.1.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-7-30
Downloads: 58,791


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