Comment Quicktags

Info About This Plugin: :ponder_tb:
Orginally I released this plugin under a different name, WP Comment Quicktags Plus. I wanted to have on my comment form a Quicktags Toolbar just like that of the admin’s but with some limited buttons. I found Comment Quicktags by Owen Winkler from here, but I really didn’t like the form and use of this. I wanted something that was more usable and customizable along with being standardized throughout to allow the add-on of other plugins like my LMB^Box Smileys. Since the latest version 1.6, I have added an Options Page to set the Minimum Level to Change LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Settings, if to display LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Toolbar in the Comment Form, and add/edit/manage/remove the Quicktags Buttons that will be on the Toolbar.

To install LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin, follow the Installation Directions in the readme.txt file or in the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php file. You will need to edit your comments.php theme file in order to display the Quicktags Toolbar. If you are upgrading from an earlier version than 1.5, you will need to make sure that the PHP function call (the code added) in your comments.php theme file is correct with the new plugin (Step 3). You will also need to make sure that your comments.php theme file has the right formating and code (only worry about this if you have modified your comments.php theme file greatly)(Steps 3.1 & 3.2). If you are wishing to use Popup Comments and have the Quicktags Toolbar be on them too, point your browser to this comment for more info on how to!

Latest Version! :smoke_tb:
I have just updated my LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin to version 2.4! OK, now this is the final version! From now on, I will be developing a new plugin called LMB^Box Comment Editor which will add a Quicktags Toolbar or WYSIWYG Editor to the Comment Area. This release is to finalize all of the code to the best coding and it’s now using new features to clean up the code. This plugin is for WordPress versions 1.5 – 2.0 … anything over 2.0 may or may not work. This is from the readme.txt file in the Change Log section for 2.4:

Final Release!

This Version Is For WP 1.5 up to 2.0, Anything Over 2.0 May Or May Not Work!

Starting Work On New Plugin, LMB^Box Comment Editor That Will Take Over.

Updated Code And Class To Use Better Features.

Removed Documentation From Plugin File. Now Only Located In readme.txt File.

Updated Quicktags Help Link.

Changed Options Page Name From LMB^Box Comment Quicktags To Comment Quicktags.

For more information and downloading, please see the WordPress Plugin Directory.

You may download the new plugin below:
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.4 (WordPress versions 1.5 – 2.0)

Old Versions! :zip_ee:
Here are all of the old versions and releases of LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin. There really isn’t that big of a need for this part but I’d like to keep all versions avalible to everyone. Below are the links to the archives:

All LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Versions

LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.3
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.2
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.1
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.0
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 1.7.2
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 1.7.1
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 1.7
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 1.6
LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 1.5

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Plugin Feedback: :help_tb:
Now I’m done talking about my LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin and it’s now time for you the reader and user to make the content. Please post comments below about any and all problems, ideas, thoughts, and feelings about my LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin. Thank you all for your support and help!

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  1. Posted January 12, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Elsa, did you follow the installation instructions and add the call that is needed to your comments.php theme file? If you still wish to remove it, all you have to do is delete the plugin from your webserver.

  2. Posted January 2, 2011 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I installed it and it doesn’t work. And worse – I cannot uninstall it. So what is it in the end? A virus or something?

  3. toto
    Posted August 29, 2010 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    Please I need to put Permalinks in the comments of my blog. I see that you have the problem solved, can you tell me how I can do it too? Thanks!

  4. sensor
    Posted February 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    The same bug I have with WP 2.9.1.
    I’m not an expert, but probably it will work if in the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php place the following string <script type=”text/javascript” src=”/wp-includes/js/quicktags.js”></script> just before this string <script type=”text/javascript” language=”javascript”>.
    Anyway I’ve make it work with this corretion. :)

  5. Posted October 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Good evening! :) I use your plugin LMB^Box Comment Quicktags with WordPress 2.8.4 but it doesn’t work the way it should :(
    I’ve installed it the way I should (also insert in comments.php) and set the settings in the admin area. It only shows a clickable text: “Quicktags:”
    What should I do to make it work? ‘Cause I also want to use your LMB^Box Smileys but then I has to work!

    Greetings from Holland,
    Elkana –

  6. Posted October 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t work in WP 2.8.4 and now in 2.8.5

    help Y_Y

  7. Jörgen
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Hello, i have install the Plugin, but by the Comment Editor is nothing – what must I do, to display the Plugin? In the Settings is all right!

  8. Posted September 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Doesn’t seem to be working once WP version is updated to 2.8.4. Any fixes?

  9. Reza
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t work in WP 2.8.4

    I seen many error in mozilla error console like

    edbuttons is not defined

  10. Posted December 24, 2008 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    The insert IMG function missed WP 2.7.

  11. Posted November 10, 2008 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Is it possible that it didn’t works with WP 2.6.3?

    On 2.6.2 it works perfect, but on my new version of my Blog don’t…

  12. Posted October 20, 2008 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    I did not get that it worked.
    Anybody who speaks Portuguese or Spanish could help?
    Thank you

    ( )

    [Nao consegui que funcionasse. Nao aparecem os botoes na caixa de comentarios. Minha dificuldade eh entender as instrucoes em ingles. Alguem que fale portugues ou espanhol pode me ajudar? Obrigada.

  13. Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    You know what? It’s weird. It just started working!

    Everything looks fine, both plugins working fine. False alarm. :)

    Thanks so much for your time and efforts!!!!

  14. Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Addendum: The smileys work fine in the author Write page, it’s just the comments form that seems to be ‘broken’.

  15. Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    I’m on WP 2.6.2 and using the latest version of this plugin and having the same problem as Richard. Was there ever a fix for that? It works fine in IE6 and IE7, but not in Firefox (3.0.3).

    I have installed your smileys plugin too, and am experiencing the same thing there.


  16. Posted June 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m busy setting up a blog and installed your Quicktags plugin successfully in 2.5 WordPress. I pasted the code directly into comment.php and the style into style.css using the Design Theme Editor in Site Admin.

    I tried following instructions to add and edit the buttons, adn gave up the ghost.

    Fonts on the button look great.

  17. Posted April 1, 2008 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Richard, I’m not really sure what’s happening with you. I’ve always used Firefox (the latest version) when developing anything. Could you provide a link to your site with the plugin active so I can see what happens? Thanks.

  18. Richard
    Posted March 24, 2008 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi. I just installed version 2.4 of the Quicktags plugin into WP 2.3.3 and I’ve encountered a problem with Firefox Clicking on any of the Quicktag buttons doesn’t do anything. With IE7 under Vista, it works just fine. So what’s going on with Firefox???


  19. Posted March 7, 2008 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    is there are version that works with WP 2.3? Or can somebody recommend an alternative?

  20. Posted February 23, 2008 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    To all where the buttons don’t show up:

    Put the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php-file directly in the plugins-folder.
    Or change the path in the file at line 276.


  21. Jeroen
    Posted February 18, 2008 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I also have the same problem, I just see the word Quicktags and nothing else. Can you help me?


  22. Keith
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the reply – the plugin is in the plugins folder though, it’s not in a sub-folder.

  23. Keith
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Yes it’s in the plugin folder, definitely not in a sub-directory.

  24. Posted February 11, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Keith, Just like I stated for Jessica, the plugin file “lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php” should be in the root of the “wp-content/plugins” and not in a sub folder. Please make sure this is the case. Thanks.

  25. Keith
    Posted February 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m having the same problem that Jessica described – the buttons don’t appear, instead I just get a piece of text that says:


    And links to:

    I have the PHP file storied in the Plugin directory. Why might it not be working?

    I’m using WP 2.3.2 and LMB Comment Quicktags 2.4.

  26. Posted February 4, 2008 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Greg, the plugin was designed to be placed in the root of the plugin folder and not in a sub folder.

  27. Posted February 4, 2008 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Okay I found the problem,
    at about line #276 of the you have to change the line: /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php”> to /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-comment-quicktags-2.4/lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php”>

    If you just try to move the file it cause massive hate and discontent with other plugins.

  28. Posted February 4, 2008 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Well I spoke too fast, it works in Firefox bout not IE. criminy!

  29. Posted February 4, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    FIX!!! After reading the comments here and trying all manner of things I found why the buttons were not showing up.

    I viewed the source and saw the javascript but I notived that the script call in the head was pointing to the plugins folder directly and not the /lmbbox-comment-quicktags-2.4/ folder. I just moved the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php file to the /plugins/ folder and voila!

    check it out at my site:

  30. Posted January 31, 2008 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    well you can fix this also with the adding of “\” in js code ;)

    I wait your reply :)

  31. Posted January 31, 2008 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    LordMontie I noticed a problem… this plugin break the W3C validation :( …. there aren’t errors but 5 warnings about the use of “</” characters in wrong place … can’t you fix this problem with symbols excape?

  32. Posted January 31, 2008 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    well …. yes I fixed the problem …. Infact I found the solution in the comments above… tnx for your courtesy and for the fast reply :D

  33. Posted January 30, 2008 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Engelium, I just took a look and it looks like it’s working just fine. I guess you fixed found what was wrong. Enjoy!

  34. Posted January 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm | Permalink


    I’m very interested to this plugin, but in my blog it doesn’t work …. I followed all installation instuctions without results

    I use K2 theme …. help me

    however I saw it add some codes in the source of pages but doesn’t show nothing to users! You can see this problem examining my website ;)


  35. Posted December 10, 2007 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    No problem Jessica, I’m glad to help.

  36. Posted December 10, 2007 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Hi Thomas,

    Thank you SO much for all of your help, time, and replies! I really appreciate it. You’re a genius. :thumbup_tb: The quicktags are showing (i.e. for bold, italics, etc.). The Smileys also pop up in a new window, however, when I click on one of the icons, no smiley shows up on my comment box. :( I will post this question in your LMB^Box Smileys page, since it seems a more appropriate place to do it. Please help me again. Thank you, Thomas!

  37. Posted December 9, 2007 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Jessica, you just solved your issue. LMB^Box Comment Quicktags was not programed to be in a folder but in the plugins folder. Just move the “lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php” file into the plugins folder. You should deactivate and reactivate the plugin before you move the file.

  38. Posted December 8, 2007 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    You listed:

    But actually when I clicked on it, it says “page not found.” This is because this php file e is uploaded under my lmbbox-comment-quicktags-2.4 folder (which is under my plugin folder). So the address is actually (or click here).

    When I look under that URL, yes, I do see the same code that is displayed in your page here.

    To answer your question then, yes, I do see that code. Do you still think it has something to do with .htaccess? Thanks so much for your time.

  39. Posted December 8, 2007 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Jessica, sorry about that. The links were to the wrong url. I forgot the “s” on “plugins”. I’ve fixed the links so that you can see what it should be. About your issue with LMB^Box Smileys, I’m not really sure where your issue is. Do you have a test environment that I can access to see what is happening?

  40. Posted December 8, 2007 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi, thanks so much for your kind and fast response. I really appreciate it. I tried to access the plugin file directly as you suggested, but it says “The page is no longer here.” Also, I clicked on your second link above (here)
    but it also says “page no longer found”. Do you by any chance know how I may fix it, so I could use the plugin?

    Also, I tried to use your LMB^Box Smileys plugin. Since my Quicktags plugin didn’t work, I tried to use the Snmileys plugin independent by itself by typing in the code given manually. However, it says page also not found. If you have time, I would appreciate any advice you can give to fix it.

    Thank you so much in advance for all your time and help!

  41. Posted December 8, 2007 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Sam, you need to modify the plugin file to add the target tag. Open the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php file and find line 498. This should be the line “edButtons[i].tagStart” and you should see the link tag at the end of the line.

    Edward, you need to upload the image files to some location eg. /wp-content/themes/%THEMEFOLDER%/. Then you would need to use CSS in your theme’s style.css file.

    Clegg, did you read the readme.txt file and follow the directions for installation? Make sure that you added the call to the “lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display()” function in your theme’s comments.php file.

    Jessica, try access the plugin file directly like this. If you don’t see something like this like my site. This has to do with your site’s setup and most likely your .htaccess file.

  42. Posted December 7, 2007 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Hello, thanks so much for providing this plugin. It’s the best Comment Quicktag I could find. I really, really want to have it in my blog.

    I’ve installed everything and edited my comments.php file. However, it didn’t work, as I only see a link that says “Quicktags:” There is no buttons that follow it. Can you please tell me what I may have done wrong? I have re-read the instructions in readme.txt a few times and followed them. The only thing that I’m confused about is step 3.1 (in readme.txt). It says I need to have the code listed there just after the closing div tag and just before the closing form tag. Mine is indeed just before the closing form tag, but I’m not sure what closing div tag were you referring to? Could this be the problem that causes the plugin to not work in my blog?

    Any help you could give is appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!

  43. Posted November 8, 2007 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    WP 2.3.1
    LMB 2.4

    I can’t get quick tags to appear at all. I’m also running the paged comments plugin, so maybe there’s a conflict there. I don’t have the htaccess problems mentioned by others. I also don’t see the Quicktags link.


  44. Edward
    Posted October 25, 2007 at 7:21 am | Permalink


    I’ve created some button using Adobe Photoshop CS, but i don’t know how to using/upload it instead of LMB^Box Comment Quicktags default button. so please tell me the way.


  45. Sam Hughey
    Posted September 21, 2007 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Question: How do I add ( target=”_blank” ) at the end of the link tag so all links will open in a new window?


  46. Sam Hughey
    Posted September 21, 2007 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Just installed it on the latest WP version 2.2.3 and everything works. This is what I’ve needed. I tried others and they all had at least one problem or another which prevented me from using.


  47. Posted August 31, 2007 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    thank you for your work, is a nice idea.

  48. Posted August 30, 2007 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Nice plug in coupled with your smiley comment script as well – thank you! :clap_tb:

  49. Posted August 26, 2007 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I wanna try out your plugin and am just looking it out. :ponder_tb:

  50. Posted August 19, 2007 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    John A, please see step 4 in the readme.txt file, Styling the Toolbar. You need to add the CSS code to your theme’s style.css file in order to format the toolbar as you want.

  51. John A
    Posted August 14, 2007 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    On this blog the comment quicktags break over two lines. How do I make sure that they remain all on one line? Also how do I make them look as cool as the one on this blog?

  52. Posted July 31, 2007 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Ase, please make sure that the plugin file is in the plugin folder and not a sub-folder. Also make sure that you can access and see the JavaScript by going to the url for /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php. If you don’t then there is an issue serving the page.

    Malaga, thanks for the support! CSS is always an issue with IE. It looks like you have both Firefox and IE looking about the same with the exception that IE has more padding in the divs.

  53. Posted July 30, 2007 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for it, goes ok, with wp 2.2.1 some ajax contents and wp-grin.
    In firefox with adding che css code, all goes ok, it look like he has to be.
    In IE, i must include a new css with the same code and load in header.php …almost look good but cant load the background colo i choose…not a big problem anyway.
    Thanks again

  54. Åse
    Posted July 20, 2007 at 11:30 am | Permalink


    I’m using WP 2.2 and when I activate the plugin and add the code to my comments page I just get the text Quicktags: but no buttons.. Amy help is appreciated!


  55. Posted June 26, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Montie. I was just thinking the upload part would be nice, but I can alway add a little note with links to various free upload sites for image hosting, like Tinypic or photobucket.

  56. Posted June 26, 2007 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Jen, the feature that you are talking about is out of the scope of this plugin. I was working on a plugin called LMB^Box FilePress but have not looked at the code for a while. Normally, you do not want to let anybody just upload files to your webserver. This is a huge security risk. If there was a plugin that would allow registered users, based on their access permissions, to upload files and keep track of who did what, then that wouldn’t be bad. That would be a great feature to add to LMB^Box FilePress, but like I’ve said, I don’t have the time to work on the development of the plugin. Thanks!

  57. Posted June 26, 2007 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    I have a small question with the image quicktag. Is there a possible way to make an uploader box popup and upload the image to your server (like in a writable folder/subfolder) or is the only possible way to use the image quicktag to type the url of the already uploaded image?

  58. Posted June 22, 2007 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Darren, I’m not really sure if LMB^Box Comment Quicktags will work with Quick Post. I just took a quick look at its home page and it doesn’t work with WP 2.x. If you are able to add the required PHP call, it could be possible.

  59. Darren
    Posted June 17, 2007 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible to use this plugin in conjunction with Quick Post?

  60. Posted June 13, 2007 at 4:05 am | Permalink

    @LordMontie: your tip about onsubmit=”edCloseAllTags();” works smoothly! Thank you so much :)

  61. Posted June 5, 2007 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    is there something that works with WP 2.2?

  62. Posted May 31, 2007 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Gaurav, thanks for the info! I’ll try and look into this when I get a chance.

  63. Gaurav Akrani
    Posted May 29, 2007 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Paged Comments plugin when activated along with LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.4
    eats up all comment tags buttons. ( i.e tags button never appear )

    Don’t know why?

    I think both conflict with each other.

    Page comment plugin is available @

    If both plugins are activated together then Comment Quicktags don’t work

    Try activating both plugins and see.

    Is there any fix for this case as both are good plugins and can’t work together.

    Rds, Gaurav

  64. Posted May 19, 2007 at 1:26 pm | Permalink


    I discovered that the problem was not with the plugin, but rather the coding of my comment page. I don’t know exactly what was wrong with the coding, but when I used a different comments.php (from an older theme), I got everything to work.

    When I get the chance, I’ll try reinstalling the plugin and I’ll report back my results.

    Thank you for your help; it’s good to know this plugin is still being supported :)

  65. Posted May 19, 2007 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Dan, It looks like you are using a different Quicktags plugin right now. So I can’t trouble shoot your issue. Please check the Error Console in Firefox when testing the Quicktags. You will probably find the problem here.

  66. Posted May 19, 2007 at 1:12 am | Permalink


    I almost got your plugin to work but I seem to be having an issue nobody else has had. I can get the buttons to display correctly but when I push them, nothing happens in Firefox. In IE, the code that should be appearing the the text area is appearing on the button itself. In a way, it’s kinda funny making the button wider than my screen on a 21″ monitor, but alas, it does not help with editing comments.

    I did follow all the instructions and though I read that this plugin is not supported in WP 2.1, I see lots of people with 2.1 getting it to work with no issues.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

  67. Posted May 7, 2007 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Moodles, it looks like there was a problem parsing the PHP from comments.php failing on line 1. Most likely it could have been simply missing a “;”. The error message you received is saying that PHP was not expecting a “}”. This could also mean that you added a “}” to line 1 after “< ?php". If you still have the old file, it would be worth checking it out, otherwise don't worry ... it's working! :clap_tb:

  68. moodles
    Posted May 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    good news — you can ignore my post from earlier today. The plugin works now. I am now at home, a different computer. So I undid it all and started over (again.) I don’t see why that would make a difference, same ftp program, same program used to add the code to comments.php. Anyway, now it’s there. Thanks. :)

  69. moodles
    Posted May 7, 2007 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi, can’t get the plugin to work. WordPress 2.1.3. I have read all the comments above, uninstalled/ reinstalled several times, said yes to remove settings, blah blah. The plugin appears on the plugin page and I do see it in options.

    No matter what, after installing the plugin, I get an error when I click on a post link:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘}’ in /home/bbackdoo/public_html/domainame/wp-content/themes/default/comments.php on line 1

    The website is password protected and I can’t let you in there; it’s a family blog. WordPress is installed in the root for the domain. I’ve checked the file at the domain, and I see the javascript after

    // Load Quicktags JavaScript
    var edButtons = new Array();
    var edOpenTags = new Array();

    I put in the call to the file exactly as you have in your example, above the commented out line.

    This line is already there ID); ?> and the text area is named “comment.”

    I have WP Grins installed and also the mudbomb wysiwig, but I deactivated all plugins but this one and still get the same error.

    Please help, and thank you for your time.

  70. Posted May 4, 2007 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Kons, I went to your site and looked at the Quicktages and they are there working just fine. I don’t believe Safari is supported because of JavaScript issues but both Firefox and IE are. Do you still see source code and not buttons?

  71. Posted May 3, 2007 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    first i want to say, that your smiley plugin is great work as your quicktag plugin is.
    i have a problem with installing the quicktag plugin. i´m using the latest version of quicktags and version 2.0.3 of wordpress. on safari i can see nothing, but it seems to be normal, because i can´t even see the wysiwig editor. using firefox there are no buttons, only source code. i don´t know where the problem is. can you help me?

  72. Posted April 24, 2007 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Weez, the appearance of the buttons are handled by the styles.css file for the theme. The readme.txt file contains a step on how to modify and add the styles to the CSS file. Thank you for you support and hope this helps!

  73. Posted April 24, 2007 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Nice work, Montie. I have installed your plugin on a couple of WP installs. However, the appearance of the radio buttons doesn’t quite come up the right way in one of them.

    The buttons appear correctly in my mgk blog.

    However, installed just the same way, they appear as large grey buttons in this blog.

    How do I get the buttons to appear correctly in the second example?

    Thanks for your hard work. :)

  74. Posted April 23, 2007 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Carlo, yes LMB^BOX Comment Quicktags work with WP 2.1.x. In fact that’s what I’m running on this blog.

  75. Posted April 22, 2007 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Sorry fo my english …

    This Plug-In work whit WordPress 2.1.x?


  76. nick
    Posted March 11, 2007 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow, nevermind. I just figured it out, after waaaay too long.

    Amazingly, the problem was that I didn’t have in my header.php file.

    heh..oops. Thanks anyway!

  77. nick
    Posted March 11, 2007 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Montie,

    I have read through all of the posts here and still am unable to figure out my problem. I have installed everything and am still seeing only the “Quicktags:”

    I don’t think it is the .htaccess since going to will return the java. Also, it is in the correct directory…what am I missing?

    Thank you in advance!!

  78. Posted March 11, 2007 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Don’t worry about it Mel, and you are not spamming me!

  79. Mel
    Posted March 9, 2007 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    And yeah.. It apparently didn’t even click when you clearly mentioned “Theme’s style.css file” in the earlier post. Obviously I need to learn to read better.

    Anyway, I’ll stop spamming you now!

  80. Posted March 9, 2007 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    It all suddenly makes sense! Thanks so much! For some reason the thought of editing the style sheet theme never even came to me (Duh!). Thank you for your help and patience, and great plug in! I love it (and the smilies plug in too)!

  81. Posted March 9, 2007 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Mel, the style.css file isn’t included with the LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Plugin. It should be included with your “Theme’s” files though! The style.css file is used to apply CSS styles to the XHTML pages generated by WordPress. Look in “/wp-content/themes/{YOUR-THEME}” to find the style.css file. Hope this helps.

  82. Posted March 8, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    The folder I downloaded doesn’t have a style.css file, just two readmes, and the php file (which I uploaded). Is there supposed to be another file or is the styling done within the php file, because in step 4 I can find the mentioned line “Quicktags:)” inside the php file but have no idea where the styling needs to be done in that area. Sorry, just a bit confused by that step.

  83. Posted March 8, 2007 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Mel, to change the color, size, font, styles of the buttons you need to edit the Theme’s style.css file. See step 4 of the readme file for more info.

  84. Posted March 8, 2007 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    It was a user end problem. I had the file folder for comment quicktags uploaded into my plugins folder rather than the file itself. Another question for you though.. I want to get my buttons smaller and change the color but can’t find where I’m supposed to edit them in lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php. I love to fiddle with this stuff but only just get by most of the time ;).

  85. Posted March 8, 2007 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Mel, that’s good to hear! What did you do to fix the problem?

  86. Posted March 8, 2007 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    NM, got it to work! Thanks!

  87. Posted March 8, 2007 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Hi, I’ve just been trying to set up the quick tags V2.4 (and the smileys plug in) and can’t get it to work. A “quicktags” link shows up but the tags themselves don’t. I’ve followed the installation instructions, re-read them many times, re-installed and tried again many times and have no idea what to do at this point.

  88. Posted December 3, 2006 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Fifth, the problem isn’t with the code you added to you comments.php theme file. It’s with the access to the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php file in your wp-content/plugins/ files. The plugin adds a javascript call to lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php directly and is returns javascript. So for example, go to:

    and you should a page with a bunch of javascript. Now try going to your’s after you activate the plugin:

    This will tell you what the problem is. I’ve had users get 500 errors for some odd reason that I couldn’t figure out. Please try this and let me know.

  89. Posted December 2, 2006 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I told you all it shows is the quicktags link with nothing to the right of it. I havfe tried to put the text in the php file in all different places but I get the same thing everytime: no tags boxes. :(

  90. Posted December 1, 2006 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Fifth, you comments.php file looks fine. Could you activate the plugin so that I can see what is happing?

  91. Posted November 30, 2006 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Yes, its in the main directory. Please check the file I put up.

  92. Posted November 30, 2006 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Fifth, the problem that you are discribing is not what kReEsTaL was having. Please make sure that you have the “lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php” file in the plugins foler and not in any subfolder. So you path will look like "wp-root/wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php" if it’s not like this, the plugin won’t load correctly.

  93. Posted November 30, 2006 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    LOL, I forgot to include the link to my comments.php:

  94. Posted November 30, 2006 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    The same is happening to me kreestal, all i get is the quicktags link and nothing else. I can’t figure it out as i have edited it over and over with no luck. I have included a link to my comments.php file so you can see and give me some help. Thanks so much for the plug-in BTW, if I can ever get it working, lol. BTW if you edit the file can you also add in the plug-in for the smilies.

    Thanks a million. :)

  95. Posted November 27, 2006 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    kReEsTaL, in order to remove the “Quicktags” link from being added you will have to edit the plugin file by removing this code from line 243:

    <a href=”” title=”Help With Quicktags” rel=”nofollow”>Quicktags</a>:

    To automatically close all open tags when posting the comment, you will need to edit the comments.php theme file. Find your form for the comment area and change the code to look like this:

    <form action=”<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-comments-post.php” method=”post” id=”commentform” onsubmit=”edCloseAllTags();”>

    This should run the function that closes the tags before submitting the form. Hope this helps!

  96. Posted November 27, 2006 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Jeez… I feel extremely embarassed: it still didn’t work! I meant the STRONG tag, damnit.

  97. Posted November 27, 2006 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Me again… (I’ll let you edit my comments, sorry.)

    Yes, my previous comment is a good example of my problem. I meant:

    ie, when I post some random comment, opening the tag and not closing it “on purpose”, it simply puts the rest of my page in bold font!


  98. Posted November 27, 2006 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Mm, actually I may have a second question ;)

    How do you automatically close all open tags when the commenter forgets to close some?

    ie, when I post some random comment, opening the tag and not closing it “on purpose”, it simply puts the rest of my page in bold font! :( It’s awful. I’m not sure every commenter will think of pushing the “Close all tags” button.

    Please help! Thank you.

  99. Posted November 27, 2006 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi Thomas,

    First thank you for sharing such a useful plugin! That’s very nice. :)

    I installed it and it works smoothly. I have only one question: how do you remove the “Quicktags” link which is ahead of the tag buttons, above the comment form? I don’t think it’s useful for my blog’s visitors. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  100. Posted November 19, 2006 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Robert, that’s good to hear!

  101. Posted November 19, 2006 at 6:31 am | Permalink


    I went all the way up to step 5 this time, and imagine that, works great now. :embarrassed_ee:

  102. Posted November 17, 2006 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Robert, The problem you are having is with the css of the theme. See step 4 in the readme.txt file, this will take care of how the buttons are displayed.

  103. Posted November 17, 2006 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    I’ve gotten this to work well, but my buttons are huuuge! What should I be looking for to fix this so they look more like yours?

    Mine are showing up so big they are only 2 per line! :)

  104. Posted October 10, 2006 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Joe, I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying the plugins but it’s weird that you had problems with getting them to work. Yes there are some hard coded links, but that is how the plugins are ment to be installed: LMB^Box Comment Quicktags, a single file in the /wp-content/plugins/ folder; LMB^Box Smileys, multiple files in the /wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-smileys/ folder. Well, at least you have them working and you are happy with them. Enjoy! ;)

  105. Posted October 10, 2006 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    :clap_tb: Finally got it all working! I’m on a quest to improve our comments functionality with AJAX, Live Preview, Gravatars, Quick Tags and Smileys.


    See it all in action here:

    The big problem getting yours to run is that you hard coded the paths. For others with the “only showing QuickTags” problem – I had the same and you need to put the plug-ins *exactly* like this:

    » lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php

    » lmbbox-smileys.php
    » lmbbox-smileys-popup.php

  106. Tommy
    Posted October 2, 2006 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    For those who only gets the “Quicktags” shows up w/o the “b” “i” just simply insert the (*) on your header. Works for me

    * EDIT: The code that I believe that you added here got removed. Please email me the code or comment again using the [CODE] button.

  107. WaltDe
    Posted September 1, 2006 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

  108. Posted August 25, 2006 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Stahn!
    Thanks for your reply. I tried your suggestion but no way.
    I moved the php file into a folder, now the link is:
    I still get “500 internal server error” instead of the javascript. Hope you can help me..

  109. Stahn
    Posted August 20, 2006 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I had the same problem as Angie, this is the problem:

    Line 276:


    I have the .php file in a folder, called /lmbbox-comment-quicktags/. I modified that line and now the plugin works.

    You should add a more relative path, if that could be done.

  110. Posted August 19, 2006 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Same problem here, I an only see the “Quicktag” label, but no buttons as “B, I, B.-Quote..:”

    LMB^Box Comment Quicktags version 2.4
    LMB^Box Smileys 3.2
    WP 2.0.1

    Take a look here:
    (I guess the second link shond not give any error, right?)

    PS: I cannot locate the .htaccess you mentioned..

    thanks a lot fot you job!


  111. Posted August 7, 2006 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Wow, you just went through everything I was going to need to do! The reason both Quicktags plugins work when you have both of them activated is that Owen’s gives mine the javascript it needs to load. Now mine should load all javascript needed by includeding itself as a script file in the head but for some reason when you try to access the plugin file directly, it doesn’t work. Could you please check your acceess/error logs to see what error/issues is going on with accessing the plugin file directly? Also please verify that the plugin file is named “lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php” for if it’s not, here’s your problem.

  112. Posted August 6, 2006 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I deactivated all of my plugins except that one, and it still didn’t appear. However, I did note that I have Comments Quicktag by Owen Winkler in my plugin list, so I activated it. Oddly, not only did the quicktags from that plugin appear,but it caused the quicktags from your plugin to make an appearance. So I deleted the other comments quicktag plugin. And it made the quicktags from your plugin disappear. Very odd. So now, both plugins are activated, though clearly I don’t need them both, but it’s a bit of a challenge to figure out the puzzle.

  113. Posted August 6, 2006 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Angie, I’m not sure what is going on than! This is wierd, I can access other files directly but not the plugin file … Please post a list of all the plugins you have activated. I’m thinking that there could be some issue with another plugin.

  114. Posted August 6, 2006 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, that’s what my .htaccess page looks like.

  115. Posted August 6, 2006 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Angie, from what I can gather the problem is with your .htaccess file and rewrite rules! If you try to load “” you get a 404 error page. You should be able to load this page and get some javascript. Since your running WP 2.0.2 your .htaccess file should have this for your rewrite rules:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
    	RewriteEngine On
    	RewriteBase /
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    	RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    	RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    If you don’t have that “!-f” and “!-d”, you need to add those. Hope that helps, please let me know.

  116. Posted August 6, 2006 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I have the same problem as some above. I installed the plugin, adapted the comment.php, I can see the options page, the plugin is activated, but all I see is the Quicktags word, no actual quicktags show up. Can you help please?

  117. Posted July 27, 2006 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Brian, This is interesting. I’m currently using LMB^Box Comment Quicktags version 2.4 on this site without any problems. When I take a look at your site, I see that you have the old version still working and not the new version. Did your downgrade when the new version wouldn’t work?

    Just for you to note, I changed the plugin’s Config Page from LMB^Box Comment Quicktags to Comment Quicktags in version 2.4. If you would, please try this way to install the new version:

    1. Deactivate plugin and click “Ok” to remove saved settings.
    2. Upload new plugin and activate like normal.

    Hopefully this will solve any problems you’re having. If not, please comment back but this time please leave the new version installed so that I can see what is going on.

  118. Posted July 26, 2006 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    I installed the new verion, after using many others, and no quicktags or config menu. wp 2.0.3

    Before everything is fine unless I try and edit a comment and add a smiley, call to undefined function error is received.

  119. Posted July 5, 2006 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Rok, There are two ways you can install new Smileys Lists. First goto Manage -> LMB^Box Smileys Lists in your WP Admin area. This page is where all the work is done.

    The first way and more simple way to install/setup a new Smileys List is by loading the LMB^Box Smileys Lists Management page and in the select box choose “Add a Smileys List.” This should display the new Smileys List forum where you can enter in the info for a new Smileys List. This info is just for the plugin to know what smiley images are avilable and what will call them. You still need to upload a folder with a name up to 4 letters that contain your smiley images.

    The secound and in my option the better way is by creating a “smileys-list-config.php” file in your folder that holds your smileys. If you look in any of the other smileys folders you will see this file. What this file does is let the plugin know that there is a Smileys List here and all the info is what is contained in the file. To create one, you should follow the direction in the readme.txt file.

    If you have any problems or questions, you should reffer to step 6 of the readme.txt and if that doesn’t help, just comment back! Hope this helps and once again, thanks for your support! :rasberry_ee:

  120. Posted July 4, 2006 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    LordMontie – First Thanks for the reply.

    Well I have successfully installed two of nicest plugins -Quicttags and Smilieys. :wink_wp:

    Just wanted to know the easiest way to add more smilieys. I have got some Yahoo!, MSN etc. smilieys and I have copied their respective directories inside LMB^Box smilieys sub-directory. But it doesn’t shows in the “manage section”. How do I get these directory appear in LMB^Box smileys option under “Manage Section.”


  121. Posted July 4, 2006 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Rok, first of all sorry that it took me so long to respond. Because of spaming, all comments need to be moderated and until I approve them, nothing get’s posted (that’s why you didn’t see your comment).

    First the standard problem that you describe is that of the textarea’s name and id are not correct. It needs to be set as “comment” and that should let the javascript work correctly. After getting through to your site, it looks like everything is working correctly and that you have solved the problem. I hope that everything works out and thanks for support.

  122. Posted July 4, 2006 at 9:36 am | Permalink


    I had wriiten a comment just few hrs back, but it is now not show here. I don’t what caused it.

    I have installed quicktags plugin, everything went fine and it displays “quictag buttons” also on the comment form. But when I click on the button, they does not reveal anything i.e. button are clickable but they don’t funtion.

    can you advice.


  123. Posted July 3, 2006 at 7:57 pm | Permalink


    First Thanks for a such a nice configurable plugin. I have just now installed this on my site. My site details:

    Theme: connection
    WP: WordPress v2.0.3

    Everything went fine and I got the Tags displayed on the contact form. But there is a peculiar problem, for which I could not see any post in all the comments here. As before writing I have gone through all the comments.

    My problem is the Tag Buttons are clickable, but they don’t do anything. For e.g. if I click on Blod, Link or anyother Tag Button. The button gets clicked but it does not reveal any result, in this case “Bold, Link” they don’t bring any function and just remain in-active, after clicking.

    Can you advice.

  124. Posted April 23, 2006 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    mvprj84, you hit the nail right on the head! That’s exactly what needed to be done. Or you could have added onsubmit=”" to your Comment Form, but either way work just the same.

  125. mvprj84
    Posted April 22, 2006 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Nevermind, I figured it out. I just had to add onclick=”edCloseAllTags();” to the submit button of the comments.

  126. mvprj84
    Posted April 22, 2006 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I was wondering if you knew anyway that I could have the Close Tags be called when the user submits a comment. Sometimes users leave their tags open and the rest of the page after where they commented will be in bold or something. Any ideas?

  127. wingedemotion
    Posted April 19, 2006 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Love the plugin! Thank you!!

  128. Posted April 10, 2006 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    I look forward to your next WordPress plugin! ;)

  129. Posted March 27, 2006 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Also since your upgrading from a lesser version, please click Ok when asked if you want to remove LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Settings on deactivation of the plugin.

    That may have been the problem. I’ll test it out later today and let you know. Thanks!

  130. Posted March 27, 2006 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Adam, I’m not sure what is going on … First with the Options Page deal. I just tested the latest version of LMB^Box Comment Quicktags with WordPress 2.0.2 on my local server. Everything is working correctly and I see the option page “Comment Quicktags” without any problems. About it not showing up above your comment form, please double check that you have the call to the function “lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display()” and it’s correctly formated. Also since your upgrading from a lesser version, please click Ok when asked if you want to remove LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Settings on deactivation of the plugin.

    I think I just jumped ahead of myself there! Try this out and let me know. First with the original version still activated … deactivate the plugin and click Ok. That way you completely remove the plugin and settings. Then delete/replace the plugin file in your plugins folder with the new version. Now activate the latest version and make sure that your comments.php theme file has the correctly function call. You should see the Options Page lable Comment Quicktags. Please let me know what happens! If you still have problems, please send me a list of all other plugins that you have activated. IF you want to, try deactivating one of your other plugins at a time and check to see if LMB^Box Comment Quicktags is working. Hope this helps!

  131. Posted March 27, 2006 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Oh, one more thing. I was trying to upgrade from version 1.7.1, if that makes any difference.

  132. Posted March 27, 2006 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I’m not having any luck getting this plugin to work with WP 2.0.2. The options tab doesn’t show up in the admin interface at all. Although the JavaScript call does appear in the <head>, the buttons don’t show up above my comment form. I’ve viewed the page source, and there’s no sign of them.

    I’ve changed the function name as indicated in step 3 of the readme file, and my comment form has the correct id and name attributes. Any ideas on what might be wrong?

    P.S. I’m running this on localhost, so you won’t be able to see any evidence of the problem on my weblog. Also, the comments RSS feed seems to be broken. It only shows the post itself.


  133. Posted March 13, 2006 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Nick, I need a little more info from you so that I can really help you. First I see your site doesn’t have the Quicktags turned on or you are using a test blog to see what happens with the plugin. If you could please either enable them so I can see what is going on or give me your test blog’s address if it’s on the web.

    Now with Achim, the problem was with his .htaccess file returning a 404 error and redirecting you to a 404 error page. The problem is that the Rewrite Rules in the .htaccess file don’t include something like this before all the rules begin:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d

    WordPress should automatically create this correctly though! I know that WP 1.5.2 does it right, but I have had some problems with WP 2.0.x with Permalinks on my Windows Server 2003 local test system. So why don’t you get back to me with either the info I asked for or your .htaccess file. But please remember I’m going off of what you have said and not on my own findings, so this may not even be the problem! Hope this helps though :tongue_wink_ee:

  134. Posted March 12, 2006 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I’m using 2.0 and enable the Quicktags, but like Achim above, the actual buttons were not displayed – only the Quicktags link. How do I allow access to the QuickTags file?

  135. Posted February 9, 2006 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Bnk, that’s great to hear! No problem, it’s my pleasure to hep out. Thanks for your support.

  136. bnk
    Posted February 9, 2006 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    U were right, the issue was the browser’s cache, i cleared it and the Close Tags button was gone :biggrin_wp:

    Thanks a lot for ur help.

  137. Posted February 9, 2006 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Bnk, What is your blog’s url? And did you clear your browser’s cache / click reload button in the browser? This is most likly the issue. The script is cached and it hasn’t been updated since you made the changes! Give this a try or just send me your url and I’ll check it out … :tongue_wink_ee:

  138. bnk
    Posted February 9, 2006 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Hi again, i did what u told me but the Close Tags button doesn’t disappear =$, i hope u can help me with this.

    Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

  139. Posted February 9, 2006 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Maddog, LMB^Box Comment Quicktags should work without any problems in either your comments.php or comments-popup.php theme files. Meaning that they should work in popup comments!

    Ok, I’ve taken a quick look at using popup comments and I see that your right, the plugin doesn’t work with popup comments. BUT there is an easy way to make them work! Since this is only minor and since I’m not planning any more releases of LMB^Box Comment Quicktags (latest / last version is 2.4), I’m just going to show you a quick hack that will let everything work! Here goes …

    You are going to need to edit your comments-popup.php theme file a bit more then you would normally! First add the function call like you would in comments.php to ‘lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display()‘ … Now go to the top of comments-popup.php where the <head></head> is. You need to add this in the head:

    <!-- BEGIN - LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.4 //-->
    &;t;script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="<?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/wp-content/plugins/lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php">&;t;/script>
    <!-- END - LMB^Box Comment Quicktags Version 2.4 //-->

    The styles are loaded from your styles.css theme file so make sure that you have your Quicktag Styles in there!

    Now this should take care of that problem and popup comments should work now! :thumbup_tb:
    PS: Make sure that you update to the latest version! Enjoy!

  140. Posted February 9, 2006 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I was just wondering if these Quicktags work with pop up comments. I’ve been thinking about using popup comments and quickly checked to see if it worked and perhaps I did something wrong, but it did not work. Any information would be appreciated.

  141. Posted February 8, 2006 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Bnk, you would have to open up the lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php file and edit line 469 by either adding ‘//’ at that very beginning to comment it out or just remove the line. I would suggest to just comment out the line so it’d look like this:

    // document.write('<input type="button" id="ed_close" class="ed_button" onclick="edCloseAllTags();" title="Close all open tags" value="Close Tags" />');

    Hope this helps and glad that you like it!

  142. bnk
    Posted February 8, 2006 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    hey nice plugin, i was wondering if there was a way to remove the Close Tags button.
    Keep up the good work.

  143. Posted February 8, 2006 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Achim, At my home I wasn’t able to get to your site most likey because of my ISP’s DNS records or something like that. I tried using a few proxys but that didn’t work! :wallbash_tb: So I went to my local library which has free Wi-Fi and BINGO! I’m looking at your site right now! :thumbup_tb:

    Ok … Everything looks good … all the code is there on your pages … I see now! If you try to go to the url ‘‘ you should get javascript returned but your .htaccess is not allowing this for some reason and you get a 404 error page! This is what’s causing the problem, the Javascript needed to run the Quicktags Toolbar is not being included so the call to display the Quicktags Toolbar is failing! Take a look at your .htaccess file and make sure that it allows direct access to files that exist! Basically you should let WordPress take care of this file … Let me know if this works and if you would, please send me your .htaccess file via email (lordmontie AT gmail DOT com). Hope this helps and fixes the problems!

  144. Posted February 4, 2006 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Hi Montie,

    strange, my site is available from here and I can reach it with the link i gave.

    I am using wordpress 2.0.1 and the latest version of your plugin. I have javascript enabled in my browser and I can see the quicktags here in your blog.

    Here is the link to my blog :

    Thanks for your help


  145. Posted February 3, 2006 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Achim, I’m sorry to hear this. This sounds really funny … Do you have the latest version? What version of WordPress do you have? Do you have JavaScript enabled in your browser? I tried to take a look at your site but I couldn’t hit it … I guess it’s down or something. :ohoh_ee: About the Quicktags link, I’m sorry about that one too. It links to the old WordPress docs that don’t exist anymore. I will fix this and release a new version! Get back to me and let me know any thing else that might help … and I’ll keep trying to hit your site.

  146. Posted February 3, 2006 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I’d love to use this wonderful plugin, but after inserting the code in my comments.php, I only get a “Quicklinks” caption above my comment form and no tags like it shoud. :cry_wp:

    Any hints ? I uninstalled and reinstalled the plugin but no change.

    BTW: The help link after klicking on “Quicktags” leads to a “page not found” side.


  147. Posted January 25, 2006 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    There should be 2 more columns after “Button Doesn’t Need Close Tag” … which are … “Display Button” and “Remove Button!” … make sure that the rest of the table isn’t hidden because you have to scroll sideways! :blink_tb: Otherwise I can’t put my finger on what is going on! :ponder_tb:

    If you would like, you could setup a temp account to which I could login to and take a better look … this account would need Admin Role. :tongue_wink_ee:

  148. Posted January 25, 2006 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    Yes, I uploaded your latest version, which is 2.2. There is still no Display Button checkbox there.

    The following are the only column titles I can see on the table there:

    1. Button Display Order
    2. Button ID
    3. Button Label
    4. Button Open Tag
    5. Button Close Tag
    6. Button Keyboard Shortcut
    7. Button Doesn’t Need Close Tag

    When I opened the PHP file, I could definitely see that there was indeed a Display Button column. The problem is–it’s not showing at all on the LMB Box Comment Quicktags page under WordPress’ Options.

  149. Posted January 25, 2006 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Can, first before we go anywhere, make sure that you have the latest version (2.2)! I tried taking a look at your site and your Comment Area, but you have the user login thing enabled … so … With the latest version of LMB^Box Comment Quicktags (2.2) all you should have to do in order to have the Code option removed and Img option added is to go to Options->LMB^Box Comment Quicktags settings menu and uncheck Code’s “Display Button” column and check Img’s making sure to update the settings. This should remove Code and add Img!

    PS: Easy way to check plugin version … go to your Plugins Menu and find the plugin in question. Then just read the Version column! Easy as pie :D!

  150. Posted January 25, 2006 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Hi. Just want to let you know that there is no Display Button checkbox on the one I’m using right now. I have WordPress 2.0. All I want to do is replace “Code” with “Img” because we like posting images on our site.

    I manually removed the one for “Code”. But before that, I had replaced “false” with “true” (for “Img”) and had done the reverse with “Code”in the PHP file itself. Nothing. All it’s done is to remove the “Code” button. The “Img” button is still missing.

    Please help. Thanks!

  151. Posted January 25, 2006 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    CarlosM, The site that you gave doesn’t have anything there expect some ads! If you’ve upgraded from a previous version, make sure that the call in your comments.php theme file is correct. If you personally don’t have a problem and it’s one of your users … make sure that they have Javascript enabled in there browser!

  152. Posted January 25, 2006 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Hi !

    Sorry, my english is bad.

    I have a same problem like Brian Bonner. In my blog appear quicktag link but the buttons not.

    I understand english, but write is difficulty for me.

    My Blog

  153. Posted December 2, 2005 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Brian, what version did you upgrade from? If it was before version 2.0 or later you need to make sure that the code/call added in comments.php theme file is like it is in the readme.txt file ….

    <?php if (function_exists('lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display')) { lmbbox_comment_quicktags_display(); } ?>

    Also, if this doesn’t solve the problem, please send me a link to the user’s site. Hope this helps …. :)

  154. Posted December 1, 2005 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Since the updrade one of my users can no longer see any buttons. He sees the quicktag link but no buttons. he is using win 98SE

    any ideas?

  155. Posted November 7, 2005 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    kike, why exactly do you want the LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin file in a folder when it’s just a single file? I understand the purpose to create a folder for multiple file plugins, but a single file plugin really doesn’t need a folder. And that’s why I wrote it like that. Maybe in the next release, I’ll add an option to configure the script location … Just a thought … Anyways, thanks for your support! It’s wonderful to hear good feedback! :rasberry_ee:

  156. Posted November 6, 2005 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    HEY HEY.
    Now everything I publish on my blog its XHTML Valid!!

    Thanks for the effort in validation.

    I’ve had some problems because of the path where I’ve placed the plugin.
    But that’s all
    In the line 355 I’ve change this:

    for this:

    and everything works greatfully now.

  157. Posted October 6, 2005 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t matter, i’ll be waiting for your great job.
    I’m not in a hurry, it’s only that I would like to respect standards.

  158. Posted September 22, 2005 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Kike, I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner but for some reason, I never knew that you commented again :ponder_tb:! Now as for your request, I defently can fix any and all validation problems that LMB^Box Comment Quicktags has (along with my other plugins too :P) but currently I’m spend all of my free time working on my LMB^Box FilePress plugin, which is greatly OVER due :doh_tb:! So if you could please bare with these problems until I get the time to update the validated plugins, I’ll get back as soon as I can … Thanks for the info!

  159. Posted September 11, 2005 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi, again, this is the greatest plugin for comments I’ve seen right now. :clap_tb:
    This is maybe asking too much, but I’m having problems when validating pages (
    I think it’s because of the javascript that the plugin inserts, more exactly, because it’s inserted “in the middle”, if it could be placed into header I think the ploblem should be solucionated.

  160. Posted August 5, 2005 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Oh that’s fine Ralph! Don’t worry about it … :doh_tb:

  161. Posted August 4, 2005 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for misposting here, my posting was for LMB^Box Smileys…

  162. Posted August 4, 2005 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    I just upgraded to 2.7.2 but for whatever reason, they don’t show up in the options anymore…

    Anyone else experiencing this problem?

  163. Posted July 31, 2005 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    cxmtl … hmm … I don’t know what could have been going on … What browser are you using? All should work EXCEPT Safari (Mac OS), just like the normal Admin Quicktags. I’m back from my vacation now so if you would like me to take a look to see what the problem is, just let me know.

    I’m glad that you got what you really wanted to work and that everything is going smoothly! Thanks for all you support for the plugins! :embarrassed_ee: I hope that they help you out …

  164. Posted July 29, 2005 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    ah, forget about it ! :P what i really wanted was te smiles plugin, and i found it excellent! i put smiles directly in the comments form, and added my own. Great options in the admin and management pages, i found it easy to use.

    Congrats for that!

  165. Posted July 28, 2005 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    hey man, i have a lil` problem with the plugin. Installation went ok, and now the link ‘Quicktags:’ appeared where it should have, but the buttons are just not there. I played with the options, nothing!

    please, i’d really appreciate you giving me a helping hand ! ;)

  166. Posted July 24, 2005 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Jordie, have you read the readme.txt file? Follow the installation instructions and you shouldn’t have any problems. With the Comment Quicktags plugin, you will manually need to add a line of code to your theme’s comments.php file (consult the readme.txt file for an example).

    I see now that you have added the line of code to add the Comment Quicktags. You may want to change the postion of the where it is by just simply moving that line of code you added to where you want the Quicktags to show up. Also, use the CSS styles to change the look and feel of the buttons.

    Also I see that the buttons are not working right now … since you have made a custom theme you may not have some of the WordPress action calls in place. The one you need to be worried about is this (Step 3.1 in the readme.txt):

    ID); ?>

    Make sure that you have this line between the and lines. Good Luck!

    Sorry about the code not showing up correctly! That’s something I have to fix with my theme! Please look in the readme.txt file for the code!

  167. Posted July 24, 2005 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Hi – thanks for your comment on my weblog, plugins always get me…

    I’ve just reinstalled the plugin, what should I do now?

  168. Ralph
    Posted July 18, 2005 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    No, i’m actually talking ’bout LMB^Box Smilieys. As you can see from the screenshot, i managed to get LMB^Box Comment Quicktags to work and where i want it without a problem (well, one small question do i still have, but let’s first get done with the Smileys).

    If i had your mail address (you have mine from posting here, i guess), i could send you my php-files. The Blog is not online yet, so i’m only running it behind a router i have no access to.

    The page i modified is comment.php in the default template – if it wasn’t there, i wouldn’t see the smileys at all i guess…

  169. Posted July 18, 2005 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Ralph, are you talking about my LMB^Box Smileys plugin or my LMB^Box Comment Quicktags plugin? From the image, I gather that you are trying to use my LMB^Box Smileys plugin and trying to display the Smileys in the Comment Form area. You need to edit the your ‘comments.php’ theme file to change the display of the Smileys. If you give me your site I could take a look at it.

    PS. Please make sure that you comment under the right page. Thanks.

  170. Ralph
    Posted July 18, 2005 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this great plugin. However, i simply don’t find out, how to position the smileys where i want them. Please look at this screenshot to see, what i mean…

  171. Posted July 17, 2005 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Oh thank you Kenny. I didn’t realize that! :doh_tb: I’m fixing that now, and will upload a new package with version 1.7.1 with the fix. ;) Thanks!

  172. Kenny
    Posted July 16, 2005 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    The “lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php” file in the latest “lmbbox-comment-quicktags-1.7″ package states that it’s “Version: 1.6″ …Just wanted to let you know. Lata.

  173. Posted July 14, 2005 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Well thank you very much Abhinav! I really enjoy hearing that people like and use the plugins that I make. Thanks again! :blush_tb: :redface_wp: :embarrassed_ee:

  174. Posted July 14, 2005 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    You make great plugins ! I already have your smiley packs and am installing a few more right now. Keep up the great work !

  175. Posted June 25, 2005 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Yea you can re-enable the quicktags just like you do for the Admin’s quicktags. You will have the same problems, if any, that you have with the Admin’s quicktags though. Just simply open up lmbbox-comment-quicktags.php in any text editor or php editor and find the “lmbbox_comment_quicktags” function on line 209. Then on line 212 is the main if statement that loads the quicktags toolbar:

    if ($lmbbox_comment_quicktags_options['display_comment_qucktags_toobar'] && !strstr($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'], 'Safari')) {

    You just need to take off the last part that does the detection for the Safari browser:

    if ($lmbbox_comment_quicktags_options['display_comment_qucktags_toobar']) {

    And this should work just fine! I may add an option to the admin options page to allow this … I’ll have to see if I have time. Thanks for your support and interest! Hope this takes care of everything!

  176. Miki
    Posted June 25, 2005 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Great Plugin especially the integration into the adminpanel.
    The only problem I have is that the quicktags don’t display in Apple’s Safari. Can I somehow fix this – like for the quicktags in the adminpanel?
    Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

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