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[resolved] WP Ajax Edit Comments is Broken (32 posts)

  1. Adam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A plugin installed in my site also alerts me to some missing files which are directly related to this plugin. Too bad it's broken. :(

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-ajax-edit-comments/

  2. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In my case, the recent versions are broken because they don't work properly. Click Edit and it doesn't load the message. This is a bug that has existed for several versions, and it seems the author(s) are tone deaf about the need to fix the problem. I'm not alone in reporting such issues.

    Peace,
    Gene

  3. Adam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey, WP Ajax Edit Comments plugin developers! Please fix your wonderful plugin! :)

  4. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wrote to the company who had previously offered this as a premium plugin, and they said they'd let the developers know.

    Haven't heard anything since. :(

    Peace,
    Gene

  5. wholmes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems like a sneaky way to get rid of the free version which still works! Guess I'll edit the plugin to remove auto updates and get rid of the update nag.

  6. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There isn't a paid version anymore. They released it as free, but they don't seem to be paying much attention to making it work.

    Peace,
    Gene

  7. Commeuneimage
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ wholmes » Could you please provide a link to a functional package of the plugin, once you've down this quick fixing?
    Thanks in advance!

  8. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Folks, this version, the link provided by one of the former authors, works:

    http://aecpublic.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-ajax-edit-comments.zip

    Peace,
    Gene

  9. wholmes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks @genesteinberg I was just about to respond with a link. So it's going to be a free plugin again... well then I was wrong it's not a conspiracy as I had thought. lol!

  10. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Today, probably I made it. Now I'm going to talk about 'How to use Ajax Edit Comments v5.0.7.0'. :-)

    Though I wrote about this on my blog, I post here again.

    I still have two errors, 'Stack overflow at line: 2' from IE8 and 'too much recursion' from FireFox 9.0.1. But the plugin works in a sort.

    1. Install Ajax Edit Comments v5.0.7.0. But, when you finish installing it, you never activate it immediately.
    2. Access your server by FTP client software.
    3. Make directory 'aec' under /wp-content/uploads and change its permission to '707' or '777'.
    4. Activate the plugin from your Dashboard.
      You need 7 files in your 'aec' directory, admin.js, edit-comments.css, ajax-edit-comments.js, comment-editor.css, frontend.js, popups.js and index.php. At this point, only two files exist there, admin.js and edit-comments.css.
      When you click 'Update Settigs' bottun on the AEC setting page, other 4 files are created.
      About index.php you have to make it manually, and write in it   '<?php // Silence is golden.'.
    5. About 6 files are created automatically, their owner is server and they are unwritable. If you use shell or something, change owner and permission by it.
    6. If you can't use such tools, follow the next steps.
    7. Access your server by FTP client software.
    8. Download directory 'aec' and remove it.
    9. Remake directory 'aec' under /wp-content/uploads and change its permission to '707' or '777'.
    10. Reupload 6 files, admin.js, edit-comments.css, ajax-edit-comments.js, comment-editor.css, frontend.js, popups.js and change their permission to '606' or '666'.
      Upload index.php to directory 'aec'.

    That's it. Good luck. ;-P

  11. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Take a look at what you're saying. You can download an older version of the plugin that pretty much just works, or you have to go through 10 levels of nonsense to force a buggy version to mostly work.

    Which do you think is the better solution?

    I have my answer, until or unless the programmers figure out how to fix their problem.

    Peace,
    Gene

  12. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Gene.

    I have this older version. When did he upload it?

    Unfortunately, the errors which this older version also has.

    If the programmers don't do it, I can't be helped to throw out the plugin.
    But it's a shame for it.

  13. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have no problems with the older version.

    Peace,
    Gene

  14. artmuns
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here's the problem I was having with AEC and how I (seemingly) fixed it.

    I have two, single install, WordPress sites. One is the live site at http://www.musiclibraryreport.com and the other is mlrtest.com (a duplicate of musiclibraryreport.com). Both have the exact same plugins, theme and both with the same host.

    On mlrtest.com AEC worked fine but on musiclibraryreport.com when trying to edit a comment the following message was displayed in the edit box - "Fatal error: Call to a member function get_admin_option() on a non-object in /home/munson/public_html/musiclibraryreport.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-ajax-edit-comments/views/comment-editor.php on line 74". This occurred both on the front end and on the admin side at musiclibraryreport.com.

    I seem to have fixed the problem by deleting AEC, installing the older version and then updating to 5.0.70.

    Hope that may help someone.

  15. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But why not just use the older version? Is the newer one benefiting of special features critical to your blog that the older one didn't have?

    Peace,
    Gene

    P.S. Updating from old to new doesn't do it for me. Just loses Edit functionality (nothing loads).

  16. artmuns
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The older version wasn't working for me (tried that first). When I tried to edit a comment I would get a grayed out screen and there was no edit box with the comment that I wanted to edit. That's when I thought I would try updating the older version and that fixed it for me.

    BTW the older version had been working for me but seem to break within the last few WP upgrades.

  17. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was a user of pay version. So, I found the support email address and sent an email about this the day before yesterday. I've not had a reply yet. I wonder I'll have a good news. I hope so but have little hope. If I give up this plugin, it's a shame for it.

    By the way, I think v5.0.7.0.'s trouble has roots in owner and permission of the directory 'aec'. Why do I think so? Because, on my own server, its OS is WindowsXp Professional Sp3, the plugin works. Other my sites on Linux server I had trouble. As we know, WindowsXp server has poor owner and permission managements. And most people say the older version works and it does not have the directory 'aec'.

    At any rate, v5.0.7.0. is not a WordPress plugin, I think. A WordPress plugin is easy to install and easy to activate. Soon you can use it. That's a WordPress plugin.

    Also, both older and new version have an error, 'Stack overflow at line: 2' from IE and 'too much recursion' from FireFox. Most of people are unaware of it in normal use. But it's for real. It is probably from some JavaScript codes. I want to fix it if they can.

    I almost forgot to write. When you try other versions, you'd better clear your browser cash. Or, you don't get new effects well.

  18. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got a wrong spelling.
    Of course, it means 'cache', not 'cash'. :-)

  19. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have not seen your "Stack overflow" error and wonder if it's specific to your server. Meantime, I tried installing 5.0.7.0 every which way, double checking that permissions and group settings were correct (they were). Still won't work. My current server is a standard Linux box with Debian.

    Peace,
    Gene

  20. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, Gene,

    Thank you for your testing.

    Do you have 6 files in your 'aec'?
    Depending on server types, the plugin creates no files in it at all.

    For the past week, I understood a lot of different situations exist for each user. I don't know what it depends on. It's kind of confusing.

    By the way, I forgot to write. "Stack overflow" is a client side error.
    It sometimes appears, when a user tries to edit his/her comment on the post by IE8.

  21. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What constitutes an aec? I have no such folder within this plugin's files.

    Peace,
    Gene

  22. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What? You don't have the directory 'aec'. You installed v5.0.7.0., didn't you?
    Why did you talk about nothing with it on your post before this one?

    As I wrote, the major difference between v5.0.7.0 and the older version is the directory 'aec'. Because of that, various troubles occur, I think. So, it is very important the plugin can create this directory or not. It is also important who is the owner of 'aec' and what permissions are set to them, I mean 'aec' itself and the files in it.

    You wrote:

    I tried installing 5.0.7.0 every which way, double checking that permissions and group settings were correct (they were).

    So, I think you followed my 10 steps and failed. But you didn't so, please test again if you have time.

    My ten steps are too much of a bother.
    So, I wrote

    At any rate, v5.0.7.0. is not a WordPress plugin.

    But the order of my ten steps is very important. If you try, please follow the order indicated.

    For well working of the plugin, you have to make 'aec' under /wp-content/uploads manually.

  23. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did this a couple of times. The uploads/aec directory and contents were ll changed to 777. No difference. It does not work. The change in permissions gets me the icons next to Edit that are otherwise not visible, but the Edit function fails to produce the message I want to change.

    Meantime, the previous version works. This does not. Why go through hoops to fix something that's broken.

    That the authors aren't responding to my direct emails to test and fix the problem indicates to me they just don't care.

    Peace,
    Gene

  24. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your testing.

    I think that is unfortunate. I myself tried it on Linux servers at four free web hosting services. I don't know what distribution they use. Three of them worked and the rest one didn't. On this, the plugin cannot create 'aec' and its files at all.

    For my mail they aren't responding, either. About a week has passed.
    Last December, when I asked them "Please tell me for whom I send the new language file.", they answered nothing. A shame.

  25. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I cannot believe the authors are so tone deaf as to be unaware of this.

    Peace,
    Gene

  26. genesteinberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I also emailed iThemes and told them to stop sending me solicitations for commercial themes and plugins until they fix this thing!

    Suggest everyone do that.

    Peace,
    Gene

  27. russellcunning
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've just downloaded the older version, and it's working fine on WordPress 3.4.2, so I'm happy at last!!

    I can't believe that the ability to edit comments isn't standard on all blogs - if you spot a typo afterwards, it's stuck there for posterity. I hate leaving mistakes uncorrected.

  28. Ronald Huereca
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll probably push an update this weekend, but for any of you experiencing write-permission errors, can you try the development version on Github?

    I am curious if it fixes your issues.

  29. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow! Welcome back, Ron!

    Yesterday, I was compared with v.5.0.7.0, v.5.0.10.0 and your 5.0.13.

    And today, I have tested your 5.0.13.0 until now. I say it's great.
    I installed it by my Admin panel in the morning. I feel it works great.

    Please check it out. When I installed v.5.0.13.0, it did not delete the sub directory "aec" at the uploads directory. But I think it is not necessary anymore, right?

    Here is the Japanese language zip for v.5.0.13.0.

  30. o6asan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I forgot to write about the below.

    When using the edit feature, the expand window does not work well.

    I can edit my comment and have the message "Comment successfully saved", but I don't have the popup window at that time, the window for editing appears in its parent window. My browser is IE10 on Win8.

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