Comment Edit Pro 3.2 Comes With Post Activity Comment Expiration and New Advanced Settings

Comment Edit Pro 3.2
Comment Edit Pro 3.2

Comment Edit Pro 3.2 comes packed with new features, including closing comments based on post activity. Let’s dive in.

New tools tab

Tools Tab in Comment Edit Pro
Tools Tab in Comment Edit Pro

A new Tools tab has been added to Comment Edit Pro. Currently, there are two features: Post Activity Expiration and Post Type Settings.

More is planned to be added to this section based on user feedback.

Expire posts based on post activity

Post Expiration Settings
Post Expiration Settings

The default WordPress expiration expires a post after 14 days. Comment Edit Pro takes this concept and instead will close comments for a post after an x amount of days without activity.

Whenever the post is updated or a new comment comes in, the counter is reset.

With the post-expiration feature, you can set the expiration and enable it for only certain post types (or all of them).

You’re also able to allow the selected post types to override the global behavior, giving posts and pages their own individual expiration.

Expiration Settings in the Sidebar Options
Expiration Settings in the Sidebar Options

The per-post settings work with the block editor and classic editor.

Blanket enable or disable comments per post type

Per Post Type Comment Settings
Per Post Type Comment Settings

With the new Post Types section in the Tools tab, you’re able to force open and closed comments and pingbacks. You can also hide comments for a particular post type, and even have discussions enabled by default (for new posts).

This feature is also handy if you need commenting for a custom post type that isn’t a post or page.

New Akismet options allow skipping pingbacks and Gravatars

Akismet Anti-spam Options
Akismet Anti-spam Options

Two new Akismet options allow you to skip pingbacks/trackbacks from spam checks and also an option to skip spam checks for users with a valid Gravatar.

New Advanced tab

Advanced Tab for Setting Advanced Options
Advanced Tab for Setting Advanced Options

With the Advanced tab come some powerful options. You can:

  • Disable all new comments: prevent any new comments from being posted.
  • Hide all comments: this will disable comments from showing up on the frontend of your site.
  • Disable spam protection: this will prevent comments from being checked for spam.

Also, in the Advanced tab is an area to input all of your comment form HTML classes and IDs.

Comment Edit Pro HTML Settings
Comment Edit Pro HTML Settings

Some integrations that Comment Edit Pro comes with require knowledge of the comment area on the frontend.

Simply fill these out with the values of your own comment section.

Numerous bug fixes

reCAPTCHA 3 was way too difficult to configure, so I’ve refactored the code to make it a seamless process.

I’ve also removed the HTML options for reCAPTCHA 3 and Turnstile since they were made redundant with the Advanced options.

What’s next for Comment Edit Pro?

I’d like to add bulk tools to the next major release. Go ahead and check out Comment Edit Pro.

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Ronald Huereca
By: Ronald Huereca
Published On: on May 1, 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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