Comment Edit Core – Simple Comment Editing


Allow your users to edit their comments and WooCommerce reviews for a period of time.

Go Pro for a lot more control over the comment editing experience, including front-end moderation capabilities, and unlimited logged-in editing. Find out more…

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Comment Edit Core features:

  1. Install the plugin. That’s it. 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.
  5. Add Mailchimp to your comment form and get email subscribers through comments.

Get more with Comment Edit Pro

For additional features in addition to comment editing, please check out Comment Edit Pro.

Features Include:

  • Newsletter integration with Mailchimp or ConvertKit
  • Community features including @ Mentions, Comment Avatars, and Comment Character Control
  • Automations with Webhooks to connect to services like Zapier and other automation tools
  • Spam/bot protection add-ons with reCAPTCHA 3 or Cloudflare Turnstile support
  • Comment shortcuts and front-end moderation tools
  • Set comment rules per post type
  • Set comments to expire based on activity
  • Get notified of new and edited comments with the Slack integration
  • Find out more…

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  • Edit Button and Timer.
  • Styled Buttons and Compact Timer.
  • Default button theme.
  • Dark button theme.
  • Light button theme.


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


Simple Comment Editing is now Comment Edit Core?

Yes. We’ve renamed the plugin to make it easier to find and to more closely tie the plugin to the pro version.

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 Comment Edit Pro, you can choose between three themes.

Where are the options?

No options 🙂 – Just simple comment editing. If you prefer options, try out the paid add-on Comment Edit Pro.

How do I customize this plugin?

For advanced options, please see the SCE Filter/Action reference or get Comment Edit Pro.

What browsers have you tested this with?

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


12 de mayo de 2024
When it works, I’m really happy with what it offers and how it is coded. But it does not work if you have a theme or plugin which anonymizes the IPs of commenters before they are stored. I made a support request, and added to it myself 3 times, but the author never commented – even though I have supplied the one-line solution myself: Insert into simple-comment-editing.php as line 1095 (in plugin version 2.6.0) $comment_author_ip = apply_filters( ‘pre_comment_user_ip’, $comment_author_ip ); This runs the anonymize filter before using the IP values in the hash function. Then it all works. I provided the fix a couple of weeks before the version 2.6.0 was released, and so now I’m very disappointed and can’t understand why the fix did not make it into the new release. Will be very glad to amend my review if the fix is soon incorporated. Independently of all that, thanks to Ronald for providing and maintaining a great plugin! Update: Ronald fixed this in the version released 2021-07-02 – many thanks!
13 de diciembre de 2023
Simple and very efficient.Just only a question: I edited the .json file of the Spanish translation, but the texts modified there are not reflected when the plugin is run (The delete button, for example, keeps the text «Editar», instead of «Borrar»).Where’s the mistake? Congratulations for the initiative.Plácido.
25 de agosto de 2023 1 reply
I’ve wished there was a simple way for users to edit their comments just about as long as I’ve had a Wordpress blog, but all the plug-ins I could find were way over-complicated (like replacing the entire comment system). This one on the other hand is just about perfect. The free version it does require users have accounts and log in, but other than that it does everything I could ask for.
27 de septiembre de 2022
The plugin works as advertised, but it’s editor shows HTML code, and not easy to edit comments. And support appears almost non-existent. Those are the reasons for this 2-star rating. I’ll be looking for an alternative – or maybe crafting my own.
16 de agosto de 2021
After trying out different commenting plugins, I decided to ditch them all because of how bloated they were. The default Wordpress comments are too basic though. However, with Simple Comment Editing, it becomes a little bit more powerful. And for that, kudos to the developer!
9 de junio de 2021
This plugin is working jus like that 🙂 . No confusing settings and options. Perfect! Kudos the creator.
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Contributors & Developers

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


“Comment Edit Core – Simple Comment Editing” has been translated into 15 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Released 2024-06-25
  • Fixing Ajax JS error for timers on lazy loaded comments.
  • Hiding non-plugin notices on the settings page.


  • Released 2023-12-19
  • Compatibility update: Fixing JS events not tied to document and fixing JS filters for other callers.


  • Released 2023-12-08
  • Adding synthetic JS event for when the timer has been loaded. This is useful for third-party integrations.


  • Released 2023-10-25
  • Adding native Ajaxify Comments integration.


  • Released 2023-09-15
  • Fixing fatal error caused by case-sensitive server setups.
  • Fixing activation redirect to wrong screen in the admin.


  • Released 2023-08-24
  • Fixing fatal error caused by case-sensitive server setups.


  • Released 2023-08-24
  • Fixing fatal error caused by case-sensitive server setups.


  • Released 2023-08-24
  • Added support for LaTeX when editing comments. You should use a plugin like WP LaTeX to render the LaTeX.


  • Released 2023-08-08
  • Fixed timer issue not showing minutes correctly with a large timer.


  • Released 2023-07-31
  • Resolving fatal error with folder name capitalization.


  • Released 2023-07-31
  • Added support for WooCommerce Reviews and editing.
  • Re-worked the JavaScript for better extensibility.
  • Testing with WordPress 6.3.



  • Released 2023-02-24
  • Fixing spacing issue with the edit buttons when selecting a button theme.
  • New wrapper around the buttons for better styling control.


  • Released 2023-02-17
  • Adding new filter for early disabling of comment editing.
  • Fixing redirect issue on plugin activation when Comment Edit Pro is installed.


  • Released 2023-02-10
  • Rebranding the plugin from Simple Comment Editing to Comment Edit Core.
  • Please read more on the rebranding where you can leave questions or comments.


  • Released 2022-10-22
  • New: Integrate Mailchimp with your comment section to increase newsletter signups.
  • Updating internal documentation.
  • Successfully tested with WP 6.1.


  • Released 2022-08-11
  • Updating Akismet integration so it can be disabled.


  • Updating logo
  • Updating documentation


  • Released 2021-07-02
  • Added in a filter for better IP tracking when editing a comment. Props Tim Reeves for the fix.


  • Released 2021-06-03
  • New option: timer can now be compact (e.g., 41:15).
  • New option: button themes.
  • Using new comment check function name if it exists.
  • Correcting typo in admin options.
  • Basic styling for edit buttons.


  • Released 2021-06-02
  • Fix admin styling.
  • Fixing timer for > 5 minutes.


  • Released 2021-05-30
  • New admin panel style in anticipation of a few more feature additions.


  • Released 2021-04-25
  • Added new filters to allow comment deletion only.


  • 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.