Change Limit

Change Limit 2.0

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5

Most forums have a short time period where the post author can edited their message. However there are situations when the post author needs to be able to edit a particular post message for a longer period of time. This add-on provides the admin or moderator the ability to quickly change the time limit for any individual post allowing the author of the post to continue editing the message until the date and time entered in the change limit overlay.

(Example of Change Limit link)


(Example of Change Limit overlay)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User Group Permissions)


  • Date and Time format based on user language
  • All phrases start with changelimit_
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-ChangeLimit_v2.0.xml file
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Group Permissions:

In order to see the Change Limit link below the post, you will need to set the Group Permissions for the Administrative group to Allow.

How to use:

Click the Change Limit link and edit the date and time. The member will be able to edit the post until the date entered. When the date has expired, the member will no longer see the Edit link under the post.

If there's already a change limit override, that date will be shown as confirmation.

To cancel a change limit override, simple submit ton the default date which is the post date, that will remove the change limit override.

Optional Notes:

Forum which use a language other than English can add notes in the Options page. For example if you add the following notes:

Jan = Jan<br />
Feb = Lut<br />
Mar = Zniszczyć<br />
Apr = Kwi<br />
May = Może<br />
Jun = Cze<br />
Jul = Lip<br />
Aug = Sie<br />
Sep = Wrz<br />
Oct = Paź<br />
Nov = Lis<br />
Dec = Gru<br />

The overlay will show the following:


Database Table:

This add-on creates a table called xf_change_limit in your database.

Sending a donation:

If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.

Thank you.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    On Dec 31, 2015 version 1.6 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    Change Limit v2.0 changes: Updated Options page.
  3. See description

    Change Limit v1.9 changes: Added a Notes field in the Options.

Latest reviews

This is a perfect add-on for every forum! Very often, especially for an upcoming event, a user may need access to EDIT their own thread past the default time limit you've declared in XF. So you can now easily extend that expired timeframe for just a single post at a time.

My only problem with this add-on was re-locating it after I read it's description a month or so ago. I kept searching for 'Edit Time Limit', or 'Edit Expiration' and could not turn anything up. LUCKILY, I finally tripped across it again! If you're reading this, save yourself the effort of finding it again and just install it now.
This add-on I was ever looking for! Awesome! Thank you!
Andy, what's your problem?! You provide us with all these great necessary addons!

This one is no exception; was JUST what I was looking for. Thank you!!
Awesome. This was needed :D
Another masterpiece from Andy!
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