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What is the best way to add custom fields to a WordPress comment form? (for example subject, image, etc...)

And how do I use the data entered afterwards...

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Can you please review your question and Mike's answer? – hakre Dec 26 '10 at 14:11
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Hi @hannit cohen:

This slideshow from Beau Lebens should be able to show you how:

And this blog post from Otto should be able to show you more:

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thanks, great refrences – hannit cohen Sep 4 '10 at 20:48
@hannit cohen: Glad I could help. (If you get good answers be sure to check off and/or up vote as appropriate.) – MikeSchinkel Sep 4 '10 at 21:20
after trying to use then, figured out they show how to addd the fiekds, but not how to get the entered data afterwards :-( – hannit cohen Sep 20 '10 at 3:46
@hannit cohen: Can you post your code that you used that did work so we don't have to guess at what exactly you are doing? Thanks. – MikeSchinkel Sep 21 '10 at 6:20

My newly updated plugin (version 2) is available here http://www.solaceten.info/wp-extra-comment-fields-v2

Now fully automated and compliant with WP standards :-)

You can add extra comment fields automatically using the plugin, make them public or private, and make them mandatory or not.

Use radio, text fields or dropdowns! Lots of options :-)

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please update your link (404) – Drai Nov 22 '11 at 16:18

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