Support » Plugin: Limit Comments and Word Count » No Rules Remembered

  • Resolved dannydanny


    Two problems:

    1. When I created a rule, it isn’t shown anywhere. I would expect something like, “Rule #1 – Authors – word limit 200 – etc.” But when I create a rule, I just get a message saying “settings saved” and there is no way to remember what rule was created. If you create many rules, this will quickly get out of hand.

    2. Also, there is another problem and that is, there seems to be no way to create rules for site users who are not logged in. So I can limit comments for logged-in users, but not for regular site visitors? They can ramble forever? Maybe I’m missing something.

    This plugin seems like it might work for me. I want to be able to limit comment length for regular site visitors (not users) and then be able allow my site’s users (authors, etc.) to NOT have limits.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by dannydanny.
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  • Plugin Author artiosmedia


    Greetings @dannydanny,

    Once you create a rule, then click “Add New Limit”, the plugin appends the rule to the table. You also must click the “Save Changes” button below to send the table additions to the SQL database. The rules will stack as deep as you create them, but it is two saving steps.

    The second point was already addressed from the description on the plugin page, quote “To clarify, for the plugin to work, a user must be registered and active for the plugin to track activity. Logically, no plugin can monitor or limit unregistered anonymous comments.” There is no possible way for the plugin to work without a user being logged in via whatever subscription system being used, like a membership system. A person couldn’t even develop a plugin to do this where the user registration is the controller of the rules.

    The last point is also addressed from the plugin’s description, “The plugin never places a restriction on the administrator where they remain unaffected by all limits.” The plugin could be edited with this consideration of the default WordPress roles. I will get with my developer and see if he can add Editor, Author and Contributor as not to have any limits unless the rules are created.

    Plugin Author artiosmedia


    @dannydanny, The latest update 1.1.0 now sets the default users types Editor, Author, and Contributor by default as having no limits unless defined by the plugin. Other users types that may be seen in the user type dropdown are not default to WordPress and would require a rule created if limits are required.

    The developers have concluded there is no effective way to limit unregistered users since the controlling mechanism of the limits is fully dependent on a user being registered in WordPress or by means of a membership system.


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