Yoast Comment Hacks

Description

Make comments management easier by applying some of the simple hacks the Yoast team uses.

This plugin adds some small hacks around core WordPress comments to make them more bearable:

  • Cleaner comment notification emails.
  • The option to disallow comments below and above a certain length.
  • The option to redirect first time commenters to a thank you page.
  • An input field on the comment edit screen to change the comment parent ID.
  • Links in the admin comments section to email individual commenters.
  • A button in the WP toolbar to email all the commenters on a post.
  • Adds a comment routing option. This adds a dropdown in a post’s discussion settings, allowing the routing of comment emails to another user.

See the screenshots to get an even better idea of the plugins functionality.

Screenshots

  • Screenshot of a clean comment notification email.
  • The comment parent edit box.
  • The plugins admin settings.
  • The button on the frontend to email all the commenters on a post.
  • The link in the backend to email an individual commenters on a post.

Installation

Install through your back end

  1. Search for “yoast comment hacks”, click install.
  2. You’re done.

Install manually

  1. Download and unzip the plugin.
  2. Upload the yoast-comment-hacks directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Configure your settings on the Settings → Comment Hacks screen.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Install through your back end

  1. Search for “yoast comment hacks”, click install.
  2. You’re done.

Install manually

  1. Download and unzip the plugin.
  2. Upload the yoast-comment-hacks directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Configure your settings on the Settings → Comment Hacks screen.

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Contributors & Developers

“Yoast Comment Hacks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Yoast Comment Hacks” has been translated into 18 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.4

  • Enhancements:
    • Limit the roles shown in the comment notifications dropdown to roles that normally exist and can write. Introduces a new filter to allow expanding them.

1.3

  • Enhancements:
    • Add option to restrict comments that are too long, next to too small.
    • Add reply-to header to comment notification and moderation emails, pointing to the post author.
    • Preserve the active tab when saving settings.
    • Remove [...] from pingback / trackback excerpt in cleaned emails as that’s already included by core.
    • Replace link to ARIN with link to ip-lookup.net for details about the IP.
    • Refactored code for readability and code quality.
    • Refactor upgrade routine to do less DB queries.

1.2

Fixes several issues:

  • Differentiate between AJAX request and normal POST for nonce checking, fixes #7.
  • Make sure comment type isn’t empty in cleaned email, fixes #8.
  • Allow setting the comment parent to 0, fixes #10.
  • Prevents defaults from being reinstated, fixes #14.

Also:

  • Adds translator comments to all strings with sprintf / printf.
  • Updates to new version of Yoast i18n, in the process switching from translate.yoast.com to translate.wordpress.org and removing packaged translations.
  • Added yarn.lock and removed no longer needed i18n grunt tasks.

1.1.1

  • Add text domain so the plugin can be translated.

1.1

  • Add comment routing option, adds a dropdown in a post’s discussion settings, allowing the routing of comment emails to another user.

1.0

  • Initial version.