Message Editing Now Supported on the Sueetie Wall

I couldn’t let the first release of Sueetie Walls go out the door without providing the ability to edit wall posts.  Wall Message Editing is optional as a Wall Configuration setting.  When the "CanEditMessages" Wall Property is enabled users can edit their own messages as can Site Content Administrators.  I should mention that users cannot delete messages on a Sueetie Wall, as only Content Administrators can delete both messages and comments.


How to Edit a Wall Message

Wall messages can be edited on the message’s permalink page. Below is what the editor looks like. The Edit "pencil" icon is circled, which will toggle the message Editor. Both clicking on the pencil with the editor open or on the "cancel" button closes the editor and restores any changes to the message.


Wall Message editing is designed to update a message’s content. Changes to file attachments or images is not included in wall message editing.  Also, because of the lightweight editing model, code blocks can be modified or removed altogether, but new code blocks cannot be added as there is no BBCode parsing functionality.

Wall Messages allow minimal HTML tags, which is typical for all wall-like applications. The editor supports Hyperlink HTML tags to create links of selected text. Unlike when creating the wall message originally, urls in the format http://somelink are not automatically converted to Hyperlinks. Below is a screenshot of the editor hyperlink popup and toolbar icons.


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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.