Frontend Editing

Manage comments on the frontend of your site

Enabling Frontend Editing

Frontend Editing is by far the most favorite feature of Comment Edit Pro.

It's easy to enable. Just toggle the frontend editing option in the admin settings, save, and you're good to go.

Most themes display an "Edit" link when you are logged in and viewing a comment on the frontend.

The default behavior is to take you to the backend comments section.

Comment Edit Pro overrides this behavior and launches a modal where you can edit the comment without having to visit the admin.

If you are logged in and the author of the post or an Editor/Admin, you can simple click the "Edit" link for the individual comment.

Frontend editing depends on having an "Edit" button in the individual comment. If your theme does not provide this button, frontend editing will not work.

Frontend Editing Demo

Here's a quick demo of frontend editing in action.

When the modal launches, you can edit just about every aspect of the comment.

The following features are available in the popup modal:

  • Edit the commenters name, email address, and URL

  • Edit the comment

  • Change the comment status (approved, pending, spam)

  • Delete the comment

  • A shortcut to the comment in the admin

Enabling the Frontend Moderation Menu

The frontend moderation menu is a small meatball icon on the frontend of a comment.

It expands to reveal editing options:

  • Editing a comment

  • Approving a comment

  • Marking a comment as pending (moderated)

  • Marking a comment as spam

  • Deleting a comment

The moderation menu is designed for quick actions, but hidden in a way that isn't so obtrusive.

There are three themes available:

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