Comments allow your website's visitors to have a discussion with you and each other. When you activate comments on a Page or post, WordPress inserts several text boxes after your content where users can submit their comments.

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Why do I get comment spam even with Akismet and Captcha?

I'm a bit perplexed why I keep getting so many spam comments ... Even though I use both the Akismet and WP-reCAPTCHA plugins on my WordPress blog! WP-reCAPTCHA should stop machine entered spam, ...
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What tools are available for managing/writing to WordPress? [closed]

Aside from the actual WordPress dashboard, what tools are available for writing posts, moderating comments, and otherwise administering your site? Please identify whether you're referencing a desktop ...
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setting comments off as default for pages and custom post types?

I want to turn the comments off by default with pages and custom post-types Initially I simply used conditionals in the comments display function to avoid displaying the block on these pages, but I ...
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Is there ANY way to remove comments function and section totally?

I don't want any comment querys to run. I don't wont anything about comments to be shown in wordpress admin area. Is this possible in any way? EDIT: Remove all links to the comments from admin bar, ...
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how to reduce the number of spam comments

I've got the Akismet plugin on my WordPress site but I've been getting more and more spammy comments (that get caught). I'm amazed at the number as the site isn't that popular and doesn't have much ...
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Is it possible to pull comments from facebook into your blog?

I have a client who wants to be able to share his latest blog posts on Facebook (no problem there) but then he wants the comments made on his Facebook page to that share shown on his blog as part of ...
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Find out which moderator approved comment?

Is there any way to find out what moderators have approved a comment, and then display that information on the front-end? e.g. John says: "This is a great article" - Approved by Admin1
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How to make comments work for a post loaded per Ajax?

I am currently loading a single post using ajax. While the post loading works ok, I cannot get the comments to load. Here is my code: My javascript to load the post: <script> ...
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Stop WordPress redirecting comment-page-1 to the post page?

I would like to have a separate page for the comments on a post, such that this page: /2011/02/post-name/ just shows the post and then you click a link to view the comments, taking you to a page like ...
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Non-threaded comment replies with link to original comment

I'll explain what I am trying to accomplish. I would like to have regular non-threaded (flat/classic) comments with a reply link to each comment. When someone replies to a comment the reply comment ...
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Experiences with adding Nonces to the comment form

I was wondering about the impact nonces would have on the default comment form a theme has. Because Nonces are a built-in feature of WordPress I thought about giving it a try. Does somebody has ...
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How do I delete all comments from a specific old blog post?

I'm cleaning up an old, controversial blog entry and I need to remove all the comments from the post. Surprisingly, I can't find a way to do this within the existing WordPress (3.0.4) UI. I can ...
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Commenting in user profile page?

I am trying to build custom user profile with the guidance of this tutorial: How to make a WordPress profile page I have successfully implemented it to my theme, everything is working well. Now what ...
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How to rearrange fields in comment_form()

Im using a custom filter to change the fields, but can´t figure out how to change the order of the fields in the comment form. Desired order: comment field (first/top) name email website This is ...
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Enable Submit Comment Without Page Reload (Using Ajax)?

When user writes a comment and hits the submit button, WordPress reloads the page, before the comment is shown to the user. Is there an Ajax-based solution that allows users to submit questions ...
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Is there a plugin for posting inline comments, like in MS Word?

I want to make a cookbook style wordpress website, on which visitors can place comments inline. Like you do in a paper book with a pen: between the lines. Or like how MS Word handles comments. Does ...
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Style reply form different than comment form

Is there a way to display (css and html) in a different way the "reply" form and the main "comment" form?
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Getting Post Comments for post ID using WP_Query() and a Custom Loop?

(Moderator's note: The original title was "Is there a way to get post comments by post ID on a custom loop using WP-Query()?") Hi! I'm running a custom loop using WP_Query, that only displays one ...
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Would switching to InnoDB from MyISAM improve performance of comments table?

A site I've built gets lots of comments in a short space of time - so perhaps 100 comments might be left in 5 or 10 minutes. This seems to cause a pretty heavy load on the database, especially when ...
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Importing old Disqus comments into WordPress

Anyone got a working way to import old Disqus comments into WordPress? Presumably by converting the Disqus XML export format to the WordPress XML import format. Note that this plugin is for some ...
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Add option to disable comments on a per posts basis?

IN the past I thought there was a chackbox to enable/disable comments when making a new posts? I do not have that option when I make new post's, please help
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3 moderators to approve comment

Guys, I need to know how to do the following: When I receive a comment ... This comment must be approved by three moderators. To appear on the site. Anyone know how to do it or some plugin?
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Resetting comment count

Recently, I had to move to another domain and had to recreate all my MySQL tables on the enw server. I noticed that for some posts, the number of comments is doubled. Example - ...
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A plugin where users can comment with Facebook or Twitter or OpenID

Is there any plugin where users can comment with Facebook or Twitter or OpenID...
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Nested comments ignored for max per page in wordpress

I have the default setting (IIRC) of 10 comments per page, and max nesting of 5 deep. The problem (or at least, minor annoyance) is that replies to comments are not counted towards that maximum of ...
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Paginate result set from $wpdb->get_results()

Is there an easy way to paginate the result set coming from $wpdb->get_results()? I want to get a paginated list of a user's comments on the author_archive page - some of the users of the community ...
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Comments screen in backend, how to disable email address of commenter for non admins

I'm trying to configure the comments screen in the backend to fit my project. I've already been able to take a first step by resolving this question: Comments screen in backend, how to disable Quick ...
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Custom comment type based on thread level

I'd like to create a custom comment type based by thread level. The initial comment on a given post (top tier comment) would require the commenter to enter a title (I assume this would be a new ...
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Allow variable amount of comments before pagination

There is an option in the admin settings allowing you to define how many comments should be listed before creating a new page for the next ones. I would like to have the same number of comments for ...
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What's the easiest way to close comments on media/attachments?

I consistently get spam attempts on various and sundry media attachments on my primary WP blog. By default, media has open comments (for instance, ...
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Reverse comment pagination numbers

I would like to reverse the comment pagination numbers so that the newest comments show on page 1 instead of the last page. I did an array_reverse for the comments_array and set the Wordpress ...
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Linking to Page Showing Only Comments Without Parent Post

I'd like to show post comments on their own page without the parent post. I know I can use wp_list_comments() on the single post page and pass a callback function to use my own comment display ...
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Disable comments on all posts/pages

Is there a quick way to disable all comments on all posts and pages. I know that you can go into the dashboard under posts, click edit, and Do Not Allow, under comments. Is that the only way?
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How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?

How to remove comment section from page only , not from posts pages?
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show number of open comments on custom dashboard

On my custom dashboard, I want to show the number of total new comments (somehow like "right now"). Just like "You have ... open comments to take care of". So all I want is the total number not a list ...
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Get comments for more than one post

I would like to get all the comments for a group of post (not only one post. I tried $comment_args = array('number' => '14', 'post_id' => '10,20,30,40' ); $comments = ...
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Removing the “Website” Field from Comments and Replies?

In an effort to combat comment spam, I'd like to hide or remove the "Website" field from the "Leave a Reply" section for page and site comments. I have no desire to increase others page rankings by ...
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What should I do to make generated avatars different for anonymous comments?

All the comments on my website are anonymous and without registration. To post a comment you have to fill the fields name (not obligatorily) and the text of your comment (obligatorily). I have the ...
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How to deal with small scale comment spam on small commercial sites?

When I've built a few sites for small businesses in the past, I've historically been able to do without anti-spam measures. I now have several sites which get maybe between 5 and 20 spam comments a ...
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What are the current recommended best-practices for comments.php?

I'm getting ready to submit a theme to the .Org repo and wanted to make sure that everything is in ordnung. One of the biggest holes left in my design is the comments template. I've taken a look at ...
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Adding another state (spam, reject, approve) to wordpress comments?

i know this might sound a bit weird, but what I'm trying to do is rather simple in mind but may be technically difficult. I'm running small contests on my wordpress site where I ask users to leave a ...
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Add comments from the admin panel?

I'm using WordPress as an Authoring tool. Hence I do not use the front end. Now I wanna add the functionality making internal comments. As it is now, you are only allowed to read comments from the ...
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What for is the table “wp_commentmeta” exactly?

I have been reading about the Database Description of Wordpress. I haven't understood the meaning to the use of the table wp_commentmeta. The documentation says: Each comment features information ...
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Show comments from multiple post IDs in comment template

This may sound like an unusual request but I am try to display comments from several related posts in a single comment template. For example I have several posts on the same topic (IDs 253, 724, 798) ...
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Filtering the Admin Comments List to Show Only Comments from the Current User?

In the Comments page (/wp-admin/edit-comments.php), every logged in user can see all the site comments. I'd like the users to see only his/her own comments and the comments that are left to ...
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How do I set up real anonymous posting in bbpress forums?

I have bbpress-post-topics plugin installed so that my comments forms are replaced by a bbpress forum topic, it's working but I would like to enable anonymous posting. Currently, as you can see ...
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Allowing more elements in comments via functions.php

I would like to allow certain HTML elements in my comments and have edited kses.php directly in the past. However, I have been hacked recently and replaced all the core Wordpress files and feel I ...
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How can I limit the number of comments per registered user per day in wordpress?

I found this code here on WPSE: global $current_user, $post; $args = array( 'user_id' => $current_user->ID, 'post_id' => $post->ID ); $usercomment = get_comments( $args ); if ( 1 <= ...
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Link name in comments to Author page? Comment Author Meta in Comments?

I wasn't exactly sure how to word the question, so I'm sure that's why I cannot find what I need when searching Google either. I want to link all commenter names to their author.php page if they have ...
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Aggregate comments, with pagination

I want to build a page that would display all comments, regardless of which post they're attached to. I also want that page to be paginated, since it'll potentially have 10,000+ comments. I'm not ...