i was trying to achieve this how can i restrict user to see his comments only along with admin replies and admin can see everyone comments?

Any suggestion with code would be helpful as i am new to wordpress.

2 Answers 2


Semi-Private Comments.just install this plugin.This plugin masks comments so that a user can only see comments written by himself or by an admin. Admins can see all comments.

  • is there any way without installing plugin...
    – Kiran
    Jul 1, 2011 at 12:02
  • @kiran you are asking too much ... There is no way a vanilla Wordpress install can do what you ask.
    – Lamnk
    Jul 2, 2011 at 2:27

put this code in wp-admin/edit-comments.php

function myplugin_get_comment_list_by_user($clauses) {
    if (is_admin()) {
        global $user_ID, $wpdb;
        $clauses['join'] = ", wp_posts";
        $clauses['where'] .= " AND wp_posts.post_author = ".$user_ID." AND wp_comments.comment_post_ID = wp_posts.ID";
    return $clauses;
// ensure that editors and admins can moderate everything
if(!current_user_can('edit_others_posts')) {
add_filter('comments_clauses', 'myplugin_get_comment_list_by_user');
  • 1
    Editing core admin files is bad practice and absolutely not recommended. Besides that, please add an explanation to your answer. Feb 12, 2014 at 12:01

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