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Comment Editing Live on SocialEngine Cloud

We’re happy to announce the Comment Editing feature is now live on SocialEngine Cloud.

Comment editing allows users to edit the comments and attachments placed as comments within SocialEngine Cloud.

The default for comment editing is never. Activate this new functionality on your site site today.

Two New Admin Features

Go to: Admin Control Panel->Settings->Comments

SE comment editing two new features

Allow Comment Editing

Lets members edit comments and add if attachments are enables the ability to delete them.

  • Choose one of the following options:
    • Never
    • Anytime
    • Up to 1 minute after commenting
    • up to 5 minutes after commenting
    • Up to 30 minutes after commenting
    • Up to 24 hours after commenting
    • Up to one week after commenting

Allow Attachments in Comments

Allows for links and attachments to be added to a comment.

  • Select one of three options:
    • Do not allow attachments in comments
    • Only allow link attachments
    • Allow links and uploaded files

Comment Appearance

Post Editing highlighted box

  • Edit and Delete functionality are visible to the content originator in the comment box
  • If a comment has been edited, the edit time will appear to all readers
  • A new attachment icon is now visible in the bottom right of the comment box to the comment originator

Editing Text

  • The comment originator will see the ability to edit or delete the comment.
  • When edit is selected the comment text box is highlighted and cursor becomes active to make any changes
  • Comment originator can change the comment , enter to save, or esc too cancel. I one cancels a pop up will alert you of unsaved changes
  • If the user leaves without saving a notification box will appear to warn you of unsaved changes

Link Inserts

If a link is inserted into the original comment the user is able to:

  • See a preview of the linked content
  • Select a thumbnail
  • Edit linked post title and description


Being able to add attachments to comments is available by clicking on the attachment icon in the bottom right of the comment box. With attachments:

  • GIFs can be added to comments through attachments
  • Attachments without a title or description will appear as full-size images once the page is refreshed
  • As the comment attachment originator you can delete the attachment and upload a new attachment to the comment. One cannot edit the title or description of the attachment

We hope you take these new features live, we know your members will love it.

The SocialEngine Team.


  1. Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Very nice feature!

  2. Posted August 14, 2015 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Yes, we will be introducing limited editing functionality in 4.9

  3. Spirit SilverWind
    Posted August 14, 2015 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Limited? how so

    Also that’s great this has been a huge feature request that has been highly requested nonestop from so many of my community members, Thank you so much!

  4. Shivani
    Posted August 17, 2015 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    By limited editing functionality, we mean that we will allow users to be able to edit their text based status posts on site. For more details, you may check this issue:
    For allowing users to edit their comments also, you can use multiple 3rd party Advanced Comments plugin available for SocialEngine PHP. Thanks.

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