Commenting Issues

For whatever reason, the WYSIWYG commenting tools that we’ve had since moving to WordPress circa 2005 have not worked since moving to WordPress 3.x and the new layout, despite several attempts to fix.   My tech has disabled it again and will try something else soon, hopefully over the weekend.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Trumwill says:

    I think this falls under the category of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it..”

  2. James Joyner says:

    The old site was in serious need of a rebuild because it was constantly crashing from excess mySQL queries and whatnot. I figured a facelift was due as well and combined the two.

    But I would have upgraded to WP3 regardless because of some security issues and backend functionality, so the commenting would have gotten screwed up regardless.

  3. Trumwill says:

    No, no, upgrading to WP3 was a solid move (once you get the kinks worked out). I am talking about the the current commenting mechanism. Buttonless works, in my opinion.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Blockquoting and linking are a minor pain this way, but it’s preferable to wonky buttons.

  5. tom p says:

    James, thanks for your efforts. I am sure whatever solutions you come up with I will bitch about to no end.