How do you add a custom field to the comments "Quick Edit" screen?

The code below only shows on the posts quick edit screen:

function tips_quick_edit_fields( $column, $post_type ) {
    <div class="inline-edit-col">
            <input type="checkbox" name="featured"> Is this a tip?
add_action( 'quick_edit_custom_box',  'tips_quick_edit_fields', 10, 2 );

I can't find information anywhere on how to make it appear on the comments "Quick Edit" screen though.

Is it even possible?

  • Does this question help at all? It's not specific to the comment's section but you might be able to tweak the answer from there.
    – YourManDan
    Mar 22 at 14:14
  • Thanks, but I looked at that post before posting this and still couldn't figure out how to edit the "quick edit" for comments box. Mar 23 at 7:21
  • @BrianSmith it's true that you can use the wp_comment_reply filter to add your custom field to the inline comment editor form, but the Quick Edit is a JS feature, so I'd use PHP+JS to add the custom field - i.e. using another hook to echo the HTML in your function. After all, you'd still need to use JS to make the rest work, e.g. to auto-check the field after saving the edited comment.
    – Sally CJ
    Mar 29 at 17:33

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Here's the function responsible for rendering the comments quick edit form: wp_comment_reply.

Looking at its code, it seems you can short-circuit it using the wp_comment_reply filter. That only lets you start from scratch though (e.g. you can't add to the existing form).

The only way around this that I can think of is some (unholy) code like:

function your_custom_quick_edit_form($content) {
    remove_filter('wp_comment_reply', 'your_custom_quick_edit_form', 10, 2);

    $content = ob_get_clean();

    // Do horrible stuff here with str_replace and the likes
    $content = str_replace('<fieldset class="comment-reply">', '<fieldset class="comment-reply">I shouldn\'t be here', $content);

    return $content;

add_filter('wp_comment_reply', 'your_custom_quick_edit_form', 10);

But really, you probably shouldn't do that. It seems this area of the dashboard isn't really meant for customization.

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