Why is it that I don’t have the right to edit posts in threads that I’ve started ? The edit link is there but apparently I don’t have the right to actually edit stuff. Does this just apply to me or is it general ?

Author: jazz606

An Old Dog

16 thoughts on “Editing.”

  1. Jazz – you have exactly the same rights as every other Author on the Chariot.

    1. Posts that you have created.
    You can edit that post and you can edit any and every comment that it contains, irrespective of who originally posted that comment.

    2. Posts that someone else has created.
    You can add comments, but you cannot edit them once they’ve been published. Only the owner of the post can change it or any of its comments.

    Nobody on the Chariot has different rights except me, Boadicea and Soutie. All Charioteers with Author capabilities have identical rights. There is nothing different or special about your account. šŸ™‚

  2. So when I attempt to edit a comment I get a message saying ” Oops you don’t have permission to manage comments. If you think you should, contact the site’s administrator”.

  3. Oh dear – Bearsy gets the same error message, WordPress have obviously changed things over the past few years. I shall investigate – but please be patient, it will take a while. Sorry and all that.

  4. OK, so far, so good.

    I haven’t yet solved the fundamental reason why this now happens (though I’m heading in the right direction, I think), but I can give you a work-round, which is not too complicated. There are several other ways but they get increasingly complicated to explain.

    If you want to edit a comment in one of your posts, don’t click on the edit link !!

    Instead, click on the My Site(s) button on the WordPress menu bar and then select Blog Posts under Manage in the dropdown menu. Then choose Me rather than Everyone at the top right of the page, and you’ll have a list of all your posts.

    Find the one you’re interested in and click on Comments in the line immediately after the Title. Lo and behold, you will get all the comments on that post, each of which can be edited by clicking on Edit.

    Let me know if you have any other problems doing this. I’ll update this comment when and if I find a better solution. šŸ™‚

  5. Jazz, I have to do it. it’s my life, such as it is. šŸ˜¦ But as CO says this problem is not new. I discovered Bearsy’s solution a while ago.

  6. Sorry everyone – I won’t go into technical detail (though I can if anyone’s interested), but it turns out that we’ve lost the useful ‘Edit’ link facility in a similar way to the loss a few years ago of the ‘Quote’ link

    Comments can still be edited, but only by using the more complicated work-round described above (or one of several similar approaches).

    Our template is no longer supported and we cannot access or change any code in this WordPress hosted implementation – we never could. šŸ˜¦

    The only real solution is to change the Chariot to use a new template – if there is one that gives us what we want. I’ll research this, but it’ll not happen quickly. I’ll keep you posted.

    Sob !!

  7. There’s a quicker way: Click Site admin, click posts or comments, select the one you want to edit, click edit……simples.

    Like this…?

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