Broken Inline Comment Forms with WordPress 3.1
Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2011 11:12 Written by Theresa Friday, 4 March 2011 08:51
I discovered this week that with all blogs (including this one) set up with inline commenting using the Ajax WordPress 2.8 plugin, the comment form will return an error message “ERROR RECEIVED:” in red when someone tries to submit a comment. This only happens with the current upgrade of WordPress, which is now at 3.1. BUT, the comment does still go through and is received by the blog owner, although the person leaving the comment doesn’t know that it has gone through because of the error message. I’ve been researching on the problem and haven’t found any documentation on it and the plugin developer has yet to respond to my message regarding the issue.
I’m currently trying to figure out an easy fix, but seeing as the plugin has cornered the market on the inline comments and comment forms functionalities, I have yet to find an alternative. For now, my only suggestion is that you DON’T upgrade to WordPress 3.1 if you haven’t already, at least until the plugin developer comes back with a fix, which hopefully will be soon. He announced nearly 9 months ago that an upgrade was imminent so I’m crossing my fingers and toes that it will be very soon. Maybe my message to him about the plugin being broken will prompt him to release it sooner.
Again, inline comment forms (typically on the front page of blogs, not individual posts) are returning error messages with the current WordPress 3.1 upgrade. Comments are still coming through though, but at least you know to inform your blog visitors that their comments are still being received.