Change limit

Change limit 2.1

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
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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 User group permissions)


  • All phrases start with changelimit_ for your convenience.
User group permissions:

Normally the Administrative user group permission is set 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.

Database changes:

This add-on creates a table called xf_andy_change_limit in your database.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Change limit v2.1 changes: Now compatible with PHP 7.4.
  2. See description

    Change limit v2.0 changes: Now uses date selector for easier date selection.
  3. See description

    Change limit v1.9 changes: Fixed issue with user group permissions variable name.

Latest reviews

There are many cases where authors will come back to their posts to edit them usually to update a list. For example a wiki type of posts where people will constantly update their posts. This addon helps you to set individually time limits to posts so the authors can keep editing their posts. Unless you have board-wide an unlimited editing time, this one is really useful. Thank you.