Comment editing: why are the "rich edit" tools off on initial posting? (4 posts)

  1. Kelly64
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When adding a comment to my WordPress blog, the user has a simple text box with no editing tools at their disposal. But if I edit the comment later, I have a full suite of editing tools.

    Is this something wrong with my theme? Or is this "normal" behavior? It seems odd to only give editing tools on subsequent edits *after* the comment is posted.

  2. Rashunda
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Dumb question but..do you have the formatting under "writing options" set?

  3. Kelly64
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, I do. And no question is dumb: that option could have been unset :)

    Bear in mind I'm referring to posting comments, not to posting blog entries. When I post a comment to my site I have no editing tools. When I (at least as administrator) subsequently edit a comment, I have the full editing set, just as I do with blog postings.

    I think (?) I may have figured it out. A user can not edit their own comments. I as the post author (actually, as the admin user) can edit any comments associated with my post. At least when I created a test user (a registered user) and created a comment with that user, the account was unable to edit the comment.

    If I'm right...is there any way to give a user nothing more than the ability to edit their own comments? Or am I totally confused here?

  4. 13770
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's the same for my blog...

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