Ajaxify Comments 2.0 is Released Featuring an Admin Refresh and a New Setup Tool Called Menu Helper

Ajaxify Comments 2.0 has been released.
Ajaxify Comments 2.0 has been released with a new Menu Helper feature and a complete admin refresh.

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.

Ajaxify Comments Admin Screen Pre Refresh
Old Ajaxify Comments Admin Screen Pre-Refresh
Ajaxify Comments Admin Screen Post Refresh
Ajaxify Comments Admin Screen Post Refresh

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.

Appearance Tab in the Admin
Appearance Tab in the Admin

There’s also a new preview feature, which allows you to see how Ajaxify Comments looks on the front end.

Appearance Preview Functionality
Appearance Preview Functionality

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.

Support Tab in Ajaxify Comments
Support Tab in Ajaxify Comments

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.

Menu Helper in the Admin Bar
Menu Helper in the Admin Bar

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.

Selector Helper With Saved Selectors
Selector Helper With Saved Selectors

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.

Seeing that I own Comment Edit Core and Pro, I’d like to have integration between Ajaxify Comments and those two.

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Ronald Huereca
By: Ronald Huereca
Published On: on September 24, 2023

Ronald Huereca founded DLX Plugins in 2022 with the goal of providing deluxe plugins available for download. Find out more about DLX Plugins, check out some tutorials, and check out our plugins.

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