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Admin Commenters Comments Count

Displays a count of each commenter's total number of comments (linked to those comments) next to their name on any admin page.

1.8 (2017-03-04)

  • Change: Adopt WP core style of showing pending comments in a red circle superscript to comments bubble icon
  • Change: Show comments bubble in "Comments" column of user listings instead of plain integer
  • Change: Don't link comments bubble when there are zero comments since approved and pending comments are available as separate links
  • Change: Extract comments bubble markup generation from comment_author() into new get_comments_bubble()
  • Change: Remove support for pre-WP 4.3 markup
  • Change: Prevent object instantiation of the class
  • Change: Use sprintf() to produce markup rather than concatenating various strings, function calls, and variables
  • Change: Update unit test bootstrap
    • Default WP_TESTS_DIR to /tmp/wordpress-tests-lib rather than erroring out if not defined via environment variable
    • Enable more error output for unit tests
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.7+
  • Change: Remove support for WordPress older than 4.6 (should still work for earlier versions back to WP 4.3)
  • Change: Update readme.txt content and formatting
  • Change: Update copyright date (2017)
  • Change: Update screenshots
  • New: Add LICENSE file

1.7 (2016-01-11)

  • Bugfix: Fix bug preventing display of values for other custom columns in users table.
  • Add: Memoize commenter counts so they aren't re-queried more than once per page load.
  • Add: Add support for language packs by loading textdomain and explicit using it.
  • Add: Add inline docs for class variables.
  • Add: Add public method reset_cache().
  • Add: Add private variable $memoized.
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.4+.
  • Change: Explicitly declare methods in unit tests as public.
  • Change: Update copyright date (2016).
  • Add: Create empty index.php to prevent files from being listed if web server has enabled directory listings.

1.6 (2015-09-19)

  • Bugfix: Add support for changes in WP 4.3 (to fix display of comment bubble background).
  • Change: Minor inline documentation spacing tweaks.
  • Add: Add 'Text Domain' field to plugin header.
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.3+.

1.5 (2015-02-05)

  • Add is_admin() check to comment_author()
  • Always load class rather than just in the admin
  • Add to, and improve, unit tests
  • Add screenshot showing 'Comments' column in user listing
  • Curly-braced variables used in strings
  • Note compatibility through WP 4.1+
  • Update copyright date (2015)

1.4 (2014-08-30)

  • Add 'Comments' column to admin user listing with linked count of that user's comments
  • Modify markup output to accommodate changes made in WP 3.9
  • Abstract comment count logic into get_comments_count()
  • Abstract admin comments URL link into get_comments_url()
  • Remove commented out styles
  • Minor plugin header reformatting
  • Add more unit tests
  • Minor code reformatting (spacing, bracing)
  • Change documentation links to wp.org to be https
  • Note compatibility through WP 4.0+
  • Drop compatibility with version of WP older than 3.9
  • Change banner image
  • Add plugin icon

1.3 (2013-12-23)

  • Enqueue custom CSS file instead of adding CSS to page head
  • Change CSS to allow comment bubbles to take on colors of active admin theme
  • Change initialization to fire on 'plugins_loaded'
  • Add unit tests
  • Minor documentation tweaks
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.8+
  • Drop compatibility with version of WP older than 3.8
  • Update copyright date (2014)
  • Change donate link
  • Update screenshots for WP 3.8 admin refresh
  • Update banner for WP 3.8 admin refresh


  • Add check to prevent execution of code if file is directly accessed
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.5+
  • Update copyright date (2013)
  • Move screenshots into repo's assets directory


  • Add CSS rule to set text color to white to supersede CSS styling done by latest Akismet
  • Default to gray comment bubble
  • Show blue comment bubble for authors with pending comment (consistent with how WP does it for posts)
  • Add 'author-com-pending' class to link when author has pending comments
  • Show orange comment bubble on hover over comment bubble
  • Re-license as GPLv2 or later (from X11)
  • Add 'License' and 'License URI' header tags to readme.txt and plugin file
  • Add banner image for plugin page
  • Remove ending PHP close tag
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.4+


  • Bugfix for notices when non-standard comment types are present (by explicitly supporting pingbacks and trackbacks, and ignoring non-standard comment types)
  • CSS tweak to prevent top of comment bubble from being clipped
  • Prefix class name with 'c2c_'
  • Add version() to return plugin version
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.3+
  • Fix typo in readme.txt
  • Update screenshot-3
  • Add link to plugin directory page to readme.txt
  • Update copyright date (2012)


  • Properly encode emails in links to commenter's comments listing (fixes bug where a '+' in email prevented being able to see their listing)
  • Invoke class function internally via self instead of using actual classname
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.2+
  • Minor code formatting changes (spacing)
  • Fix plugin homepage and author links in description in readme.txt


  • Explicitly declare all class functions public static
  • Minor code reformatting (spacing) and doc tweaks
  • Note compatibility with WP 3.1+
  • Update copyright date (2011)


  • Bug fix (missing argument for sprintf() replacement)


  • If a commenter does not have an email provided, search for other comments based on the provided name
  • Treat class as a namespace rather than instantiating it as an object
  • Check for is_admin() before defining class rather than during constructor
  • Proper conditional string pluralization and localization support
  • Use esc_attr() instead of attribute_escape()
  • Fix dashboard display of commenter comment counts (prevent clipping of top of bubble, bubble background is now blue instead of gray)
  • No longer define background-position in CSS
  • Remove docs from top of plugin file (all that and more are in readme.txt)
  • Minor code reformatting (spacing)
  • Add package info to top of plugin file
  • Remove trailing whitespace in docs
  • Add Upgrade Notice section to readme.txt
  • Note compatibility with WP 3.0+
  • Drop compatibility with version of WP older than 2.8


  • Add PHPDoc documentation
  • Note compatibility with WP 2.9+
  • Update copyright date and readme.txt


  • Initial release

Requires: 4.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 600+


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