When I adopted Ajaxify Comments three weeks ago, my first order of business was getting the plugin out of update limbo. It has a 4,000-strong user base, so I wanted to let the users know that the plugin is under active development again.
Let’s go over what’s new in Ajaxify Comments 2.0.
Backward compatible admin refresh
The admin was given a bit of a makeover. The options were a bit all over the place, to be honest, so I consolidated them into more digestible sections.
The new admin features a left sidebar, with prominent documentation and support links up top.
It was important to me that the admin settings be accessible to the common user, so I did my best to separate out the advanced bits that the user seldom has to worry about.
As far as backward compatibility, I made sure all of the admin options map one-to-one with the new ones. Hopefully there aren’t any surprises here.
New Appearance tab and interactive settings
The Appearance options were given a re-think. Rather than manually inputting in hex code and percentage values, you can now use the provided range sliders and color selectors.
There’s also a new preview feature, which allows you to see how Ajaxify Comments looks on the front end.
New Support tab in the admin
A new support tab in the admin allows for quick actions and links to get the help you need. If you need help, it’s only a few clicks away.
New Menu Helper feature
Menu Helper is a new tool that can help set up Ajaxify Comments. It sits in the admin bar and has some neat shortcuts for testing Ajaxify Comments on the front end.
New Selector Helper feature in the admin bar
With Menu Helper enabled, you can run Selector Helper to scan your page for the selectors Ajaxify Comments needs.
Selector Helper is a wizard that scans your comment section. If it finds all of the selectors, it allows you to save them.
The future of Ajaxify Comments
Given the modernization of the admin, the set up wizards and helpers, and current feature set of the plugin, I want to let this version stew a bit before introducing any new bells and whistles.
Please check out Ajaxify Comments below: