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Change Limit

Change Limit 1.6

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Allows changing the time limit for editing an individual post.
Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Most forums have a short time period where a post can be edited by the author. However there are situations when a longer edit time is needed. This add-on provides the admin or moderator the ability to quickly change the edit limit for any individual post.

(Example of Change Limit link)


(Example of Change Limit overlay)


(Example of User Group Permissions)


  • Date and Time format based on user language
  • All phrases start with changelimit_
  1. Download changelimit_v1.6.zip 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_v1.6.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.

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First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Change Limit v1.6 changes: Now using prepared statements.
  2. See description.

    Change Limit v1.5 changes: 1. Fixed post number reference. 2. Added information to show what...
  3. See description.

    Change Limit v1.4 Missed a phrase.

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!