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Comment Preview for 1.5? (33 posts)

  1. pezastic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone have this plugin working? I u/led it to the plugins directory and it isn't even detected as a plugin.

  2. sjk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lack of comment previewing is a major disappointment for me with WordPress 1.5. Personally, I'm inhibited from posting comments on a blog when I can't preview them first. Maybe it's just not considered an important feature in the blogging community? Any enlightenment about this is appreciated.

  3. gvtexas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm using Live Preview from here and it's working well-ish. (on 1.5 strayhorn)

  4. dss
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I wrote this up here

    a very simple process. and it works just fine in 1.5

  5. sjk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestions. I noticed Live Preview last night but it didn't seem WP 1.5-ready.

    This is my first serious attempt to set up a weblog and I'm not familiar with all the components of WP yet. I tinkered with some 1.2 releases a few months ago before getting distracted by other projects. A couple weeks ago I tried one of the newer 1.5 nightly builds, then decided to wait for an official release. So, it's great timing that it showed up a few days ago and I'm glad to be on the upward curve of its evolution even if some 1.2-based features are available.

    It's rare to find comment previewing on WP blogs so I'm wondering if comment previewing will ever become a more "mainstream" WP (1.5?) feature that makes it popular to enable. Maybe trackback/pingback to one's own blog is a reason previewing doesn't get more attention? Why I'm asking is because without previewing it feels like I'm losing a feature that's been essential for me on forums (along with post editing) as I embark on the journey into blogging. I'm certainly open to the possibility of making it something I won't miss, but right now I feel crippled without it and thought other folks might appreciate that feature on my future blog. That's all. :)

  6. pericat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Live Preview works fine on my site, so I would say it's 1.5 ready as-is. Follow the instructions carefully, though, as there's several ways to enable it depending on where you want the previewing to happen.

  7. sjk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for confirming it works before I tackle integrating it using the sparse instructions, including a comment from Kelson on Chris' site. It already looks like WP will be a fun "trial by fire" learning experience.

  8. Yngwin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is also ComPreVal: Comment Preview and Validation plugin, see http://dev.d10e.net/wordpress/

  9. pezastic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I keep forgetting to try that one. Seems like a terrific plugin to me!

  10. katoomba
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have spent hours and hours trying to get preview plugin to work in 1.5 without major mods to core code etc.

    I am a newbie and this one worked 'out of the box' with just the one line added to comments.php in my theme folder:

    http://www.softius.net/wp/plugins/comment-live-preview/

  11. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well you can add one more to that, and it's available from wp-plugins.net and .org or the main author site:

    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/LiveCommentPreview

    Works in 1.5 absolutely fine - just upload and activate.

  12. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    man, what am I doing wrong. This doesnt work on my site. You can place the <?php live_preview() ?> tag anywhere right?

  13. softius
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    7milesdown I have updated the plugin, in order to work with WordPress 1.5. By the way, if you are using 1.5 I will suggest this plugin. Just activate the plugin and you are done! :)

  14. FredB
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I switched my site from MT to WP and now that everything is almost ok, I realize there's no preview comment available... :( With all the plugins available, I didn't even think I won't find one for this really basic feature!

    I just want simple preview, no live preview.

    I can't get Compreval to work (tells me my comment should not be empty when it's not), but anyway it has two major caveats: The html tags appears in the "edit you comment" form and it bypass the cookie made to remember the user's info.

    So, is there really no basic preview plugin for WP?

  15. adagiomarine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So, is there really no basic preview plugin for WP?

    The Live Comment Preview doesn't seem to do anything I need - it doesn't offer an HTML viewer, just plain text echo.

    I'm testing ComPreVal: http://dev.d10e.net/wordpress/ recommended above. So far it looks good. Installing with Default theme was trivial. Now I'm looking at integrating with my Manji2 theme.

    Steve

  16. FredB
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I agree LivePreview is useless, IMO.
    I can preview with ComPreval but not post, it sees my comment as empty., even with default template and I'm don't really want to spend time to make it work because of the two drawbacks I mentioned in my previous post. Plus, checking xhtml is nice, but it doesn't check Textile syntax, which is a problem of WP or Textile plugin, btw: You can post whatever you want in Textile!

  17. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Live Preview does support html tags. What are you talking about? Test it out here.

    http://www.softius.net/wp/plugins/comment-live-preview/

    Do some research before you post.

  18. adagiomarine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Fuzzy_logic> Do some research before you post.

    Sorry if I got it wrong. I spent an hour+ testing, it never displayed any of my tags, such as simple .

    And, perhaps not important to others, but it definitely doesn't display pasted XHTML - I inferred that it was trapping keystrokes(?).

    That said, I only tested on Mac OS X - maybe what I saw is platform specific?

    I think this is an important issue for WP - the user community expects comment preview.

    Steve

  19. Movabletripe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Live Preview will not work when a user is delivered 'true' XHMTL (ie. application/xhtml+xml not text/html).

    That is due to the fact that .innerHTML will not work in an XML document.

  20. adagiomarine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is to update and correct my 3/8 post that Live Preview did not process HTML tags. Today I finally had time to dig into this. As pointed out by fuzzy_logic the plugin works fine - it is really quite nice, many thanks to authors Jeff & Iacovos.

    There's a saying that "knowledge of existence is the key to finding stuff", right? Knowning it would work motivated me to figure out how to make it work. It turns out my original problem was due to testing Live Preview in Safari and giving up too easily. It installed easily in my WP1.5/Manji2 theme - I didn't try running unmodified Manji2 comments.php - I inserted the <?php live_preview(); ?> call where I wanted the preview. No other changes required.

    The nice styling buttons builtin to Manji don't work properly in Safari either - c'mon Apple get it together!

  21. adagiomarine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Dang!

    I dinged Apple in my just-posted reply, then discovered that Live Preview formatting doesn't work in IE6/PC! I have tested with both Default and Manji themes - neither displays correctly.

    Of course it works perfectly in Firefox Mac/PC, sigh.

    Could this be why some WP users report "no workee" and some report "OK for me"?

    I also tested IE6/PC (on XP SP1) using Chris's demo page

    http://www.softius.net/wp/plugins/comment-live-preview/

    which also does NOT work on my PC.

    Any suggestions mucho appreciated!

  22. SWAnderson
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I installed the live preview plugin on WP 1.2.2 and now comments are only accepted when the WP cookie is deleted or removed from the cookies folder.

    I am also using the Trencaspammers graphic-recognition utility to block comment spam. Since installing the comments preview plugin, a commenter can enter their name, e-mail address and comment, but the Trencaspammers entry form for the code number won't let anything be keyed in if there's a WP cookie on board. At least, that's the best I can figure this out.

    I deactivated the plugin and that didn't help. I then removed it, along with the code line that goes in wp-comments.php, and that didn't help.

    Can anyone tell me what changes the plugin may have made in other files that should now be undone to get things back the way they were before the plugin was installed?

  23. SWAnderson
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Update to my previous entry. It appears this is only a problem with IE6, as FireFox comments still work properly.

  24. JoeyDay
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is the biggest dissappointment for me with WordPress. Why can't the developers pull their heads out of the sand and put a basic comment preview feature in the core code?

    I've tried both the solutions above, but neither of them is a TRUE preview of a visitor's comment. They don't apply my filters. In fact, ComPreVal doesn't apply ANY filters -- if I'm reading the code correctly, it actually DISABLES the default WordPress filters. It also adds html tags that will seriously confuse my readers (not everyone is a web developer like you). The Validation stuff is entirely unnecessary for me because I'm already using Textile, which, in theory, should clean up whatever cruft a user wants to stick in the comment box. The whole plugin seems unnecessarily ANAL.

    Live Preview (depending on which one you download) applies proprietary filters with curly quotes, but not an exact replica of my filters. Plus, I'm not that excited about sticking JavaScript on my site and having it break in a large percentage of browsers.

    Why, oh why has a simple TRUE comment preview not been built, yet? I've built a quick and dirty plugin for WordPress before, but this is entirely out of the scope of my expertise. Someone out there who knows how to code this, please get on this one!

  25. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://www.softius.net/wp/plugins/comment-live-preview/
    I tried it in IE6 XP Pro SP2 and it worked.

  26. crackdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/LiveCommentPreview

    This one is not working on IE 6 (xp, sp2): the bold or italic text remains the same. Silly.

    Working great with Firefox though.
    Maybe it's just something with the code used to render the output... I'm writing to the author (Jeff).

  27. BigDog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I installed both versions of this at my site and the preview part works for either. The problem I have is that I can not get it to process html tags. I went to the test site and it works great but at my site it just posts the text.
    I use the Avant Browser and have never had a problem with any WP items but I also tried it in IE and it did not work there either.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    http://www.onebigdog.net/

  28. BigDog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried this with Firefox and the html tags work.
    So, how do I make this so it will work for the folks who do not use Firefox?

  29. softius
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There was a bug for ΙΕ in the previous. I have updated the plugin, so you can download the latest version. I am realy sorry for the late responce. Please, let me know for any other similar problems.

  30. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've just written a plugin that does a Movable-Type-like preview of comments, and I included a Trencaspammers-like captcha, all of which can be configured from the admin panel. I'd appreciate any feedback. Filosofo Comments Preview.

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