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Change limit

Change limit 1.5

No permission to buy ($25.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
Premium upgrade:

This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $25.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:


Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.


Allows changing the time limit for editing an individual post.

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 Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • All phrases start with changelimit_ for your convenience.
  1. Download Andy-ChangeLimit-1.5.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ChangeLimit directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Group Permissions:

In order to see the Change Limit link below the post, you will need to set the User group permissions for the Administrative group to Yes.

How to use:

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

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

To cancel a change limit override, submit 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.
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  1. See description

    Change limit v1.5 changes: Removed support for legacy upgrade.
  2. See description

    Change limit v1.4 changes: Updated error message if incorrect date is entered.
  3. See description

    Change limit v1.3 changes: Renamed table to xf_andy_change_limit. Please uninstall any...