Simple Comment Editing


Simple Comment Editing gives anonymous users the ability to edit and/or delete their comments for a period of time.

Simple Comment Editing features:

  1. No options. Install the plugin. It just works.
  2. Anonymous users can edit comments for 5 minutes.
  3. No styling is necessary. For advanced customization, see the “Other Notes” section.
  4. Advanced customization can be achieved using filters.

Introducing Simple Comment Editing Options

Introducing Simple Comment Editing Options. It is a paid add-on for Simple Comment Editing. If you lack programming experience and want to customize Simple Comment Editing, then this plugin is for you. See the features below.

  • Set the comment timer
  • Stop the timer
  • Hide the timer
  • Allow unlimited editing for logged in users.
  • Change the timer output to words or compact (e.g., 10:45)
  • Select button styles to match your theme
  • Enable comment editing logging to show an editing history for the comment
  • See how many people are editing comments
  • Receive email notifications of edited or deleted comments
  • Edit the messages and text shown to users
  • Set a minimum and maximum comment length
  • Disable/Enable comment deletion
  • And More!

Get the Simple Comment Editing Options add-on today!
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Help Contribute


For advanced options, please see the SCE Filter/Action reference. Don’t want to program? Try the Simple Comment Editing Options add-on.


  • Edit Button and Timer.
  • Styled Buttons and Compact Timer.


  1. Just unzip and upload the “simple-comment-editor” folder to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Why doesn’t this plugin come with any styles?

It’s impossible to style an inline comment editor for every theme. We’ve included basic HTML markup that is easily stylable to fit your theme.

With Simple Comment Editing Options, you can choose between three themes.

Where are the options?

No options 🙂 – Just simple comment editing. If you prefer options, try out the add-on Simple Comment Editing Options.

How do I customize this plugin?

For advanced options, please see the SCE Filter/Action reference or get Simple Comment Editing Options.

What browsers have you tested this with?

Simple Comment Editing will work all the way back to IE10.


ފެބްރުއަރީ 17, 2020
Thx for fixed verion 2.4.6
ފެބްރުއަރީ 19, 2020
After last update this plugin caused a fatal error on my site. I had to disable it via recovery mode since my site didn't work in a normal mode. WordPress caught an error with one of your plugins, Simple Comment Editing. P.S. Bug has been fixed.
އޮކްޓޯބަރ 20, 2019
Great plugin! Works right away it just needs some CSS styling.
ފެބްރުއަރީ 17, 2019
The plugin guidance does not tell the user how to proceed in the dashboard after installation. In other words, it is unusable. Edit: Even if a WP plugin works 'out of the box' it should still create a menu in the admin dashboard. The plugin is very limited and is just a gimmick. The rating has been revised to 3 starts because the plugin's author's support is 5 stars.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Comment Editing” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Simple Comment Editing” has been translated into 13 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Simple Comment Editing” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Released 2020-04-28
  • Fixing undefined variable error.


  • Released 2020-04-26
  • Unlimited logged-in comment was always failing.


  • Released 2020-02-17
  • Fixing WSOD error with incompatible PHP7 syntax.


  • Released 2020-02-16
  • Added better support for multisite.


  • Released 2020-01-13
  • Added hook for when the editing dialog is displayed.


  • Released 2019-12-18
  • Fix: Users (logged in) can now edit their comments.
  • Fix: Removing ability of authors to see edited-enabled comments.


  • Released 2019-12-13
  • Fix: Users could not edit comments.


  • Released 2019-12-11
  • Removing ability of authors to see edited-enabled comments.


  • Released 2019-12-08
  • Fixing translation errors for Russian language.


  • Released 2019-12-07
  • Internal documentation update.


  • Released 2019-11-06
  • Fixed bug where edited (and approved) comments were sent back to moderation.


  • Released 2019-03-17
  • Adjusting filters to prevent WSOD


  • Released 2019-03-06
  • Added options panel for editing the timer time.


  • Released 2019-02-20
  • Added new filter for unlimited editing option.
  • Fixing PHP 5.3 fatal error when posting a comment.


  • Released 2019-02-17
  • Updating JavaScript hooks to work with WordPress 5.0+


  • Released 2019-02-14
  • New hook to allow scripts to load after SCE scripts
  • Ability to stop the timer and finish editing


  • Released 2018-11-08
  • Fixing timer when it’s less than a minute and the timer disaappears


  • Released 2018-11-08
  • Added better i18n with JavaScript files. Updated German translation.


  • Released 2018-11-08
  • Fixing compatibility with WP Ajaxify Comments


  • Released 2018-11-06
  • WordPress 5.0 compatible only
  • Enhancement: set the timer past the 90 minute mark
  • Enhancement: new filter to hide the timer
  • New add-on: Simple Comment Editing Options


  • Released 2018-10-21
  • Added CSS around seperator so it can be hidden


  • Released 2018-10-13
  • Allow logged in users (author of the post) to bypass the cookies needed for comment editing


  • Released 2018-05-08
  • Fixes a bug where a proxy server can give a different IP and prevent the user from editing


  • Released 2018-02-09
  • Fixes a bug when the comment is deleted even when canceling the confirmation


  • Released 2017-11-15
  • Added filter to remove the delete comment notifications


  • Released 2017-01-20
  • Resolving Epoch 1.0 conflict


  • Released 2016-12-07
  • Added Thesis compatibility


  • Released 2016-10-18
  • Re-added filter sce_return_comment_text


  • Released 2016-09-17
  • Post meta is no longer used and comment meta is used instead


  • Released 2016-08-14
  • Bug fix: Deletion filter now works in JS and in HTML output
  • Bug fix: Changing comment time in filter resulted in undefined in JS output
  • New filters: Allow changing of edit and save/cancel/delete buttons
  • Epoch 2.0 compatible


  • Released 2016-04-02
  • Polish translation added


  • Released 2016-03-23
  • Fixes issue where Ajax call wouldn’t work on non-SSL site but SSL admin
  • Resolves double query issue with Epoch
  • Resolves comment ghosting with Epoch


  • Released 2015-11-04
  • Added minified script for events hooks


  • Released 2015-10-27
  • Timer now shows below save/cancel/delete buttons for convenience


  • Released 2015-10-21
  • Fixed Portuguese translation (thanks Marco Santos)
  • Added Lithuanian translation
  • Fixed timer scroll issue where the delay was too long (thanks MamasLT)


  • Released 2015-10-20
  • Fixing user logged in issue where unusual timer values are being shown, and the comment appears editable, but is not


  • Released 2015-10-12
  • Logged in users who log out can no longer edit comments
  • Added Delete button
  • Updated translations for language packs


  • Released 2015-09-26
  • Fixed Epoch+SCE user logged in dilemma


  • Released 2015-09-20
  • Fixed timer issue on many sites. New JS hook for allowing customization of output.


  • Released 2015-09-20
  • Fixing PHP bug declaring fatal error for multiple class instances. Props volresource.


  • Released 2015-09-17
  • Fixing strings that are not replaced in the timer. Sorry I didn’t catch this error.


  • Released 2015-09-16
  • Fixed undefined JavaScript errors in timer. Sorry about that.


  • Released 2015-09-16
  • Added filter for custom timer output
  • Added support for logged in users to bypass cookie checks
  • Added support for custom post types


  • Released 2015-09-07
  • Fixed return call to be better compatible with third-party customizations
  • Added Latvian translation
  • Revised WP Ajaxify Comments integration


  • Released 2015-08-23
  • Fixing PHP 5.2 error


  • Released 2015-08-19
  • Forgot to update minified JS


  • Released 2015-08-19
  • Adding hooks for the capability to add extra comment fields.
  • Added Epoch compatibility.
  • Added JS events so third-party plugins can integrate with SCE.


  • Released 2015-07-22
  • Fixing JavaScript error that prevented editing if a certain ID wasn’t wrapped around a comment.


  • Released 2015-07-13
  • Added filter sce_can_edit for more control over who can or cannot edit a comment.
  • Updated translations (Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Swedish).


  • Released 2015-06-26
  • Fixed debug error that stated there were two few arguments when there was a percentage sign (%) in a comment. Thank you bernie-simon.


  • Released 2015-06-18
  • Improved timer internationalization to accept languages with plurality variations (e.g., Russian)
  • Added Russian translation
  • Improved the timer to be significantly more accurate
  • Added filters to the SCE HTML in order to add custom attributes
  • Improved inline documentation
  • Added smooth scrolling to the comment after a page load


  • Updated 2015-04-19 – Ensuring WordPress 4.2 compatibility
  • Released 2015-02-04
  • Added status error message area
  • Added filter for custom error messages when saving a comment


  • Updated 2014-12-11 – Ensuring WordPress 4.1 compatibility
  • Released 2014-09-02
  • Added Romanian language
  • Added French language
  • Added Dutch language
  • Added better support for cached pages
  • Fixed a bug where cached pages showed other users they could edit a comment, but in reality, they could not (saving would have failed, so this is not a severe security problem, although upgrading is highly recommended).


  • Released 2014-08-27
  • Added Arabic and Czech languages
  • Ensuring WordPress 4.0 compatibility


  • Released 2014-05-13
  • Added Swedish translation
  • Added better support for internationalization
  • Removed barrier for admins/editors/authors to edit comments


  • Released 2014-04-14
  • Added support for WP-Ajaxify-Comments


  • Released 2014-02-06
  • Fixed an error where users were erroneously being told their comment was marked as spam


  • Released 2014-02-05
  • Added JavaScript textarea save states when hitting the cancel button
  • Allow commenters to delete their comments when they leave an empty comment


  • Released 2013-09-15
  • Added Persian translation file


  • Released 2013-09-12
  • Added Serbian translation file


  • Released 2013-09-12
  • Added Portuguese translation file


  • Released 2013-09-06
  • Added German translation file


  • Released 2013-08-23
  • Fixed slashes being removed in the plugin


  • Released 2013-08-05
  • Fixed an internationalization bug and added Norwegian translations.


  • Released 2013-08-05
  • Improved script loading performance


  • Initial release.