AnyComment

Description

AnyComment is blazing-fast commenting plugin for WordPress.

It stands for simplicity & speed. We value feedback, so if you have any failures or suggestions – please let us know in support forum or GitHub!

Resources

Demo

Feel free to use this demo page. Every time new version is released, demo plugin will be updated as well, so you always see the latest version.

Get Started

In order to start, you need:

  • Install plugin
  • Choose social networks you prefer
  • Configure social networks you need (we have guides English & Russian to help you with this)
  • You are good to go!

And good new is AnyComment is free & no dependency on third party services, all comments stored in your database.

Features

  • All comments stored in your own database. We reuse native comment’s table, so all of the default WordPress functionality comes out of the box.
  • Social network authorization via Facebook, VK, Twitter, Google, Odnoklassniki, GitHub, Instagram, Twitch or Dribble
  • Ability to define who can leave comment: guests only, with social authorization or both
  • Ability to upload files (define allowed extensions, limit, who can upload, etc)
  • When user leaves a tweet link in the comment, plugin can embed it as external Twitter widget (can be disabled)
  • Ability to customize design
  • Blazing-fast comments based on React & WordPress REST API
  • Alert notification in comment area when new comment was added
  • Ability to send email on new comment reply
  • Ability to send email notification about new comment to administrator
  • Ability to specify comma-separated list of words to be used to hold comments for moderators
  • Ability to have bold, italics, underline, quotes, links or clear formatting. Each type can be disabled separately or the whole toolbar together
  • Image and video URLs as attachment (control via admin)
  • Provide Privacy Policy link, so users know how their data processed and used (when not provided, no checkbox will be shown to users)
  • Social avatars shown globally
  • Likes (see likes count per comment/user in admin)
  • Ability to rate (1-5 stars) page in comments (1-5 stars)
  • Edit/delete comments when you are the owner or have moderate permission(s) directly in client area
  • Assign default group for users who authorize via social network
  • See user’s social profile URL in admin
  • Simple & informative dashboard with graphs to display number of comments over number of users who were engaged in the conversation per certain period & most active users
  • Get latest plugin update news directly in the dashboard, don’t miss a thing

Integrations

TODO features

  • Option: ability to specify thanks message and/or page when user left his first comment, #88
  • Option: when user does not have email after registration via social, ask for it somewhere in the comments again
  • Option: notify moderators about new comments, #77
  • Option: embed Instagram photos, #115
  • Option: embed Instafeed, #116
  • Ability to choose comment to make it sticky at the very top of all comments, #76
  • Add checkbox to subscribe to new replies, #73 (now it is mandatory)
  • Option: Ability to ban user or by IP address, #70
  • Support more languages
  • Code highlighting
  • Markdown support
  • Add more guides on how to set-up certain services, Google SMTP, Amazon SES, etc
  • Cross sharing of comments, when user posts a comment, duplicate it on their wall
  • Add Yahoo as authorization option
  • More widgets to be added on the page (sidebar, custom pages, etc)
  • Special moderator panel integrated into custom AnyComment pages (for easy comment moderation)
  • More statistics and analytics…
  • And a lot more…

Screenshots

  • Plugin dashboard. Analytics on current month and most active users.
  • Social settings view.
  • Settings view.
  • White theme.
  • Dark theme.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Install via WordPress admin panel directly (or download plugin and upload into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory)
  • Activate it from Plugins section in admin panel
  • Go to preferred social media and register to get API access (API key, secrets, etc)
  • Specify required API details in special social network settings
  • Go to some post and try to authorize using any of the enabled social networks and leave a comment!
What social networks does AnyComment support?

So far we support the following:

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Twitter
  • VK
  • Odnoklassniki
  • GitHub
  • Instagram
  • Twitch
  • Dribbble
Can I contribute?

Yes you can! Join in on our GitHub repository

Comment form does not load or gives an error?

AnyComment uses WordPress’ REST API.

Please confirm two things:

  1. You WordPress is 4.7 or higher (this is when WordPress introduced REST API)
  2. Going to http://yourdomain.com/wp-json/ SHOULD NOT redirected to http://yourdomain.com or it give 404 Not Found page

For the first step – just upgrade WordPress, it is good idea anyways.

For the second, check for plugins which make “optimization” of website. Most of them disable REST API.

For example, Clearfy has option “Disable Rest API”. Having this option “On” will fail to load comments in AnyComment.

Not yet working?

Use one the links mentioned in the description above to contact us, we will be happy to help you!

Why Do Socials Ask For Privacy Policy link?

It is now one of the requirements to have Privacy Policy link on your website due to GDRP regulation.

AnyComment is GDRP compliant.

You can read more about General Data Protection Regulation on Wikipedia.

Read guide on how to create “Privacy Policy” page:
English version
Russian version

Why Does Facebook Require HTTPs?

From some recent time, Facebook now required website to have HTTPs connection in order to work with their API and we cannot do anything about it.

Most of the hosting providers support single button-like installation of SSL certificate, so it should not be that difficult.

It could only be difficult for website who have HTTP only and hight traffic as transfer to HTTPs can cause some traffic lose.

Reviews

Лучший плагин

Очень хороший плагин, именно такой я и искал. В нем есть авторизация через соц сети, не нужны дополнительные плагины. У него много настроек, одним словом лучший плагин для комментов.

Обязателен к установке!

Очень шикарный, а главное бесплатный плагин! Обязателен к установки в любом контент проекте!
Надеюсь у автора не опустятся руки и он продолжит развивать свой продукт.

My choice! Мой выбор!

Thanks to the developer for creating the best comments plugin. Good support and regular updates.
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Спасибо разработчику за создание лучшего плагина комментариев. Хорошая тех поддержка и регулярные обновления

Очень крутой плагин

Наверное лучший на сегодняшний день, но работы еще много так как нет смайликов, и других функций.

Awesome

i buy and tried a lot. It’s the best. Love your plugin.
Thanks from Vietnam

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Contributors & Developers

“AnyComment” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“AnyComment” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “AnyComment” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.0.71 – 13.11.2018

Fixes:

  • Fixed 500 error on latest version

0.0.70 – 13.11.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added ability to see list of ratings in “Rating” submenu
  • Added ability to see list of subscribers in “Subscribers” submenu
  • Added ability to see list of emails in “Emails” submenu
  • Added transliteration for username, now instead of having {socialname}_{username}, it would be prettier, e.g. john_doe. Current usernames would be converted accordingly, #298
  • Added “All In One WP Security” to the list of possible problems as it may cause failure to load comments, #284
  • Subscription form: Better visual design for subscription form, #294
  • Subscription form: guest users can now subscribe but need to confirm it by provided email, #294
  • Subscription form: users can unsubscribe anytime by following the link provided in the bottom of the email, #294
  • Subscription form: added email template for confirmation email, #294
  • Plugin is now following PSR-4 and most of the plugin comply with WordPress Coding Standards

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when on mobile devices attachments icon was too small to click on
  • Fixed issue when it was not possible to load or add comments for custom post types, #292
  • Fixed issue when email notifications were not send when reply option was disabled
  • Fixed issue when some hooks related to rest in functions.php were causing incorrect notification in console
  • Fixed issue when it was not possible to turn off some of the default options in admin
  • Fixed a few typos in translations

0.0.69 – 06.11.2018

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when incorrect option was used to grab admins email on some websites
  • Fixed issue when recent addition of shortcode could break WP native API

0.0.68 – 05.11.2018

Enhancements:

  • WooCommerce support, #280 (credits to @artikus11)
  • Added new option to show/hide list of available social networks under WordPress’ native login form, #150
  • Added new shortcode [anycomment_socials] to “Shortcodes” tab to display list of available social to login in custom place
  • Added new option to show/hide admin bar for regular users and those who used social network, #290, #233
  • Added moderation icon besides comment owner name to point to the admin that this comment is waiting to be moderated, #291
  • Added edited icon besides comment owner name to show users that comment was edited, #243 (credits @mihdan)
  • Subscription: Added ability to subscribe by email to comments for specific post, #71
  • Subscription: Added ability customize email template, #71
  • Added new option to to specify sender name

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with social icon conflict with existing Fontawesome library, #288
  • Fixed issue when user agreement checkbox was misaligned on some of the websites
  • Fixed issue when dropdown was too narrow and some options were not seen well, #289
  • Fixed issue when links and other tags were missing attributes (e.g. was missing href)

0.0.67 – 01.11.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added original comments wrapper. Should help themes align comments properly, #283
  • Added “WordPress only” as a form type in “Elements” tab
  • Added new option under “Generic” tab to define comment update time in minutes
  • Added new helpers to “Possible problems” to detect problematic hooks & plugins

Fixes:

  • Fixed translations in “Integration” tab regarding reCAPTCHA, #269
  • Fixed issue when comments were not displaying in Internet Explorer, #272
  • Fixed issue when comments were not shown in short page, #275
  • Fixed issue when plugin was conflicting with jQuery which caused problems for sticky headers, sliders, etc, #274
  • Fixed issue when facebook URL was longer then 100 chars. Now such URLs will be added to user meta, #285
  • Minor fixes to CSS for proper alignment of elements
  • Fixed issue when some websites had problems that they saved the post and some of the tags or attributes were not saved (kses issue)
  • Fixed issue when comments were not put on hold when matched stop words

0.0.66 – 26.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Same style for name when user does not have website or social available
  • JavaScript bundle is now having async to speed-up loading of comments, #256 (credits @mihdan)
  • Added ability to define comments background color, border radius, outside (margin) and inside (padding) space, #249
  • nofollow for link in plugin copyright, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • User is not alerted when comment was added in case when “Moderate first” option is enabled, as not users thought that comment was not send and sent duplicates, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • Added ability to add admin links to all moderated comments or to single one, #246

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when on update of the comment, previous text was recovered, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • Fixed issue with comments which are not wrapped with <p> tag causing them to have different line height then other comments, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • Fixed issue when button border radius was also changing it for “Author” label, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • Fixed AnyComment logo design in the footer of comments, #249 (credits @artikus11)
  • Fixed issue when social icons could be not well aligned when custom designed is used and global font size is bigger then usual, #250 (credits @artikus11)
  • Corrected description for reCAPTCHA integration about “Invisible” type, #264 (credits @LDSgent)
  • Fixed issue when email queue table was having incorrect structure which caused issue with email notifications, #266
  • Fixed issue when send/save comment button was disabled on error and user could submit form again, #260 (credits @mihdan)
  • Fixed issue when “or as guest” part was showing even when “Only social” option was chosen, #253

0.0.65 – 22.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • New design
  • Optimized main JavaScript file, removed some dependencies and now it lighter
  • Other little cosmetic changes and improvements

Fixes:

  • Fixes various visual bugs related to CSS on frontend
  • Fixed issue when some of the users received too many repeating emails cause by incorrect table structure, #240
  • Fixed issue when clicking on checkbox from reply could uncheck checkbox from other form
  • Fixed issue when guest user could rate page many times
  • Fixed issue when users had username instead of first and last name in the comment, #232
  • Fixed possible issue when user social avatar was not uploaded causing him to have default avatar
  • Fixed issue when button border radius from design settings was ignored, #231
  • Fixed issue with quotes on some of the website, #230
  • Possible fix for Safari problem when users were unable to save admin form, #159 (credits @mihdan)
  • Fixed issue when admin comments with links were marked to be moderated (credits @artikus11), #236

0.0.64 – 18.10.2018

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with rating, some of the users said that they could not rate posts more then once, #235

0.0.63 – 17.10.2018

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when users were unable to place rating as migration failed to create rating table from 0.0.61, #217

0.0.62 – 17.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Cosmetic changes to paragraphs as now it is more visible when new one started, #225

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when comment moderation was on, but they were still showing to the end user, #223
  • Changed Product to Article for rating as provides clearer idea about the content inside, #220
  • Fixed issue when scrolling to comments section or to specific comment was not working and was throwing console error, #219
  • Fixed issue when users were unable to place rating as migration failed to create rating table from 0.0.61, #217
  • Fixed issue when user was able to send empty comment before even typing anything, #226
  • Fixed issue when user could click two times on send comment button and duplicate comment would be sent, #218
  • Fixed issue when on some websites REST API requests were cached, #216, #224

0.0.61 – 15.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added ability to rate page in comments as guest or logged in user (possible to disable from admin), #156
  • Added ability to edit comment or reply to a comment right below it, #164
  • Added new option to enable/disable “Read more” for long comment, #169

Fixes:

  • Fixed bad layout problem in admin after 0.0.60 update
  • Fixed issue with comment dates when they were displaying e.g. “2 hours ago” even though comment was just posted, #208
  • Fixed issue when non-admin user was unable to send some of the custom formatting from editor, #210
  • Fixed issue when some clients have new MySQL version and utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci is no longer support, #211
  • Fixed issue when close button of the gallery was not seen because of admin bar being over it (when user is logged in), #209
  • Added missing set-up instructions per social network, #215
  • Fixed issue when non-owner of the comment could see edit and delete actions (they did not work anyways), #203
  • Fixed issue when comment was liked and after refresh it was still showing no likes, #152

0.0.60 – 10.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Cosmetics CSS changes to the list of socials on user side
  • New fresh look of admin interface (new look for form fields, fixed font sizes, etc)
  • Added better color picker in admin, #168

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when update comment and then reply action still was on the update action when sending comment, #205
  • Fixed issue with news description having “?” in Russian language

0.0.59 – 06.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Now when option “show alert on new comment” is on, new comment will be show automatically, without a need to click on the alert message
  • Added “Tools” tab for having different helpers from plugin. Ability to drop cache, open comments for all posts, pages, any post type, WooCommerce and see debug information

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when “Read more” was overflowing text
  • Fixed issue when logged in user did not see his avatar in editor, #189
  • Fixed issue when comment count header was not showing after recent update, #199
  • Fixed issue when table for managing notification emails was not created, #196
  • All tables which come from plugin now prefixed as defined by config, #200
  • Now editor styles also adapt to custom styles defined in “Design” tag (e.g. font family, font size, etc), #195
  • Fixed issue when some themes have special styles for <p> or <ul> tag which caused comment text to be weirdly formatted, #202
  • Fixed issue when user was not moved to the editor on reply/edit/update comment action, #191
  • Fixed issue when option “show alert on new comment” was shown to the user who sent the comment, #193
  • Fixed issue when user was able to send empty comment text because editor leaves some underlying <p> tag which is visually invisible and therefore looks like empty comment, #197
  • Fixed issue when remembered comment did not recover after page refresh, #201
  • Fixed issue when admin did not receive email notification about new comment from guest users, #194

Other:

  • Corrected Russian translation for option to clean editor formatting, #192

0.0.58 – 04.10.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added left side highlight of a comment when clicked on “replied to” link and when user comes from email, #170
  • [Comment editor] Enhanced editor, now possible to use: bold, italics, underline, quote, order/unordered list and link, #47
  • [Comment editor] Ability to choose what editor options are available or disable toolbar completely, #47
  • Comment read more now considers content height instead of length as it includes HTML and website can be wide, which breaks logic of content length, #105
  • Added “*” for name and email fields to point that they are important to enter
  • Send comment button is toggled as disabled when agreement is not accepted (for guest and authorized users)
  • Added Russian translation for lightbox, #187

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue with translations on number of comments in the header in Russian language, #178
  • Fixed issue when some websites had broken CSS styles after activating plugin, #177
  • Fixed issue when guest users were not able to submit uploaded documents, #175
  • Fixed issue when “Login with:” was displayed even thought none of the socials were enabled, #166
  • Now when comments is deleted, trashed/untrashed, marked as spam, status changed, its cache will be dropped and it will display on frontend accordingly, #162
  • Fixed broken header notice on installation (sorry guys, I know it sucks)
  • Fixed issue when comment attachment was not really deleted when comment was permanently deleted

0.0.57 – 25.09.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added ability to disable WordPress from login options in “Socials” -> “WordPress”, #154

  • [Gallery] Ability to preview image in the gallery (can use LEFT-RIGHT arrow keys to iterate through images, ESC to close gallery), #147

  • [Gallery] After image or file is uploaded, they will be added as small block below the comment box, #147
  • [Gallery] Images are now handled smarter: original source is kept as it is and small thumbnail is cropped from original source as a preview, #147
  • [Gallery] Ability to delete file when adding/updating comment (file will be erased from DB and filesystem), #147

  • Removed ability to choose predefined themes and no more support for dark theme in favor of customizer. However, white theme is kept as the default one, #155

The support of dark theme was a bit pain in the ass. So we sat and thought it would be better if give control over the theme to you.
Give ability to drag & drop some of the elements, change colors, sized, etc. However it will come a bit further, for now a few new design options will be added.

  • Added option to premoderate comments with links, #84
  • Improved comments caching, they should be working even faster now, #151

Fixes:

  • Added missing Russian translation for “Sorting”
  • Fixed situation when one user with two social networks and same email address was always logged in with the first recorded social

0.0.56 – 17.09.2018

Enhancements:

  • Comments are now nested up to 3 levels, any further replies will be added without further nesting. Two benefits: easier to maintain mobile view + easier to follow conversation
  • Child comments are now having “reply to {name}” where {name} is the name of the person to whom reply is made
  • Comments are now cached. This will help to limit number of requests to the database, load comments faster & help people who have limited resource environments
  • From now on, plugin will crop original avatar from social into smaller version, which will increase loading speed of comment and take less disc space (existing avatar will be enhanced automatically for you), #149
  • Converted sorting dropdown to multi dropdown. Now it has sorting option & logout link. When user is guest, it only has sorting options, #145
  • When user registered via default WordPress form, and the same user is trying to authenticate using via social (using same email), he will see error message that he needs to use regular login form in this case, #143
  • Integration tab now has option to add reCAPTCHA to comment form (for all, guests or authenticated users only, choose theme, etc), #146
  • Added guides in Russian & English on how to set-up reCAPTCHA, #146
  • Added ability to change border radius of avatars, #148
  • Added WordPress icon as authorization option in social list, #131
  • Added ability to choose default avatar (when user does not have any avatar). Currently possible to choose default from AnyComment or ones available from Gravatar, #138
  • Small cosmetic style changes

Fixes:

  • Added Russian translations for default sorting function
  • Fixed list-style issue on some websites
  • Logout link does not ask extra confirmation
  • Sorting dropdown will close when clicked outside the element. Previously it was always open

0.0.55 – 10.09.2018

Enhancements:

  • Added a Jetpack, Disqus, Disable Comments and a few other plugin to the list of possible problems, #134
  • Improved mobile layout, #106
  • Improved speed of theming, now x1.5 faster to generate custom styles
  • Added logout link to logged in client, #133
  • Added ability to customize generated notification email (only for admin and reply for now), #97
  • Added “Shortcodes” tab. It will have list of available shortcodes, #139
  • Added a helper notice to admins & moderators about closed comments per post, globally or if post is password protected (comments did not show in this case), #142
  • Added ability to rearrange guest form fields or remove unwanted, #125
  • Added ability to define default sorting (ascending or descending order), #85

Fixes:

  • Fixed notice message in admin, #132
  • Fixed issue when “load on scroll” option was active and comments did not load on short pages because it was not possible to scroll, #135
  • Fixed issue when custom styles were ignored as dark theme was selected
  • JavaScript & Css assets are not loaded on the page, when comments are disabled or post is password protected
  • Fixed issue when user was trying to login using the social network with same email as one of the existing account. It caused no problem, but redirect to page and user was not logged in, #29

0.0.54 – 06.09.2018

Enhancements:

  • Small improvements in the documentation on how to set-up certain social network

Fixes:

  • Small fixed for cached sidebar news. Added dependency on the website locale
  • Fixed issue when some users were unable to authorize using Google caused 500 error, #127
  • Fixed issue on comment delete, no more need to add DELETE option in Apache or Nginx
  • Fixed typo in Russian translation message when trying to delete a comment
  • Fixed issue when comments displayed on the single page could go over the page content as invisible element, #129
  • Fixed issue with file input icon (was displaying as black square instead), #128
  • Fixed issue when send comment button was too close to the “accept privacy policy” checkbox

0.0.53 – 04.09.2018

Fixes:

  • Small fixes to translations regarding options to show/hide user URL
  • Fix for main plugin shortcode, now use [anycomment include="true"] to include comments on custom place (reported by Ivan)

0.0.52 – 03.09.2018

Enhancements:

  • Ability to customize styles of the plugin in the frontend (e.g. color of button, text size, color, avatar sizes, etc). Check out “Settings” -> “Design” tab , #113
  • Files: attach files by dragging into the comment area, #68
  • Files: attach files via by clicking on small photo icon in the top right of the comment text field, #68
  • Files: ability to allow/disallow file upload by guest users, #68
  • Files: plugin will add URL of the uploaded file to the comment field (when there is already some comment text, URL will be appended), #68
  • Files: option to define comma-separated list of allowed MIME types (e.g. .jpg, .png) or even as image/* for all images and audio/* for audios, #68
  • Files: added list of uploaded files in the admin (possible to delete, paginate, etc), #68
  • When user logs out from admin top bar or somewhere else, he is going to be redirected back to post comment section instead of a login page, #122
  • Added some text above list social icons as some of the users were confused and thought these were sharing buttons, #123
  • Added “Possible Problems” to dashboard to help admin to figure out about possible problems or conflicts with other plugins, #117
  • When some comment is remembered the comment field will expand automatically after the page has loaded
  • Now “Read more”, “Show less” link below long comment as some users were a bit confused that it is possible to expand comment by clicking on its text, #118
  • Ability to attach Tweets from Twitter directly in the comment by adding link to it, #96

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when white theme had white links
  • Fixed default options overwrite, before default values were not applied
  • Fixed missing Russian translation when user is guest and only has option to authorize using social
  • Some themes have hash navigation to comments as “#respond”, so it was added, #124
  • Removed hash from “Callback URL” as Google does not allow it, #119

0.0.51 – 28.08.2018

Enhancements:

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when reply user dialog was in dark color in dark theme (invisible), #114
  • Fixed issue when guest inputs (name, email, website) were white in dark theme

0.0.50 – 27.08.2018

Enhancements

  • News of plugin in the right sidebar inside console are display per your blog language. For now English and Russian supported
  • Likes are now shown to guest users, however they do not have ability to like. When liked by guest, plugin will show alert about requirement to login, #108
  • Removed submenu from main menu in admin. Now all of the submenus can be found as tabs inside the dashboard
  • “Settings” tab in admin is now split into specific configuration tabs: General, Design, Moderation & Notifications
  • Now possible to specify #comments, #to-comments or #load-comments (e.g. https://yourwebsite.com/cool-post/#comments) to move users screen to comment section
  • Added proper subject to each type of email (e.g. sent to admin and to user as reply)
  • Added option to make video or image link as attachment, #87
  • Added option to make links in comment clickable or not, #83

Fixes:

  • Added Facebook guide details regarding “Status” & HTTPs requirement & fixed other guides, also added instruction on how and where to find “Callback URI”, #102
  • Cosmetic style corrections (fixed height/alignment/decoration of button, make inline guest inputs 100%), #104
  • Fixed issue when link in news sidebar lead to 404 page, #109
  • Plugin was not showing comment box until option to show comment was enabled and at least one social was configured. Now this logic is a bit different (plugin allows guest users), so now only required to enable option to show comment box, #112
  • Some users were confused with dropdowns in the admin, as they did not have any visuals, such as triangle to see that there is a list of options
  • When load on scroll is enabled and user comes from email his screen was not moved directly to the comment, #103
  • When user was logged in via social network, he was redirected back to the top of the post. Now he is being moved to comment section
  • Fixed issue with trim() warning (only some users experienced such problem) near avatars in Dashboard & Comments page in admin
  • Fixed issue when emails about comment reply were not send to guest users (as it was not planned to have guest form). Now we have, so should support it
  • Fixed dark theme CSS styles as after recent update of styles they got broken

Other:

  • Added new entry to FAQ about Facebook forcing websites to have HTTPs in order to use API

0.0.49 – 24.08.2018

  • Cosmetic fixes of form: avatar was not shown for logged in user & button was not properly aligned

0.0.48 – 23.08.2018

I will try to deliver more fixes and features over next release. Thanks for using AnyComment <3.
Please give us short review if you like it.

Fixes:

  • Fixed division by 0 issue, which caused comments not to load, #101
  • Fixed some style conflict issues
  • Other small fixes & improvements

0.0.47 – 23.08.2018

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when selecting both types did not allow guests to leave a comment

0.0.46 – 23.08.2018

Enhancements:

  • Major elements, such as textarea, buttons are now more unified, #90
  • Leave comment as guest, via social or both. Ability to define this from admin, #94
  • New comment form layout for guest users, social icons, #94
  • When guest user entered name, email and/or website, it will be remembered – no need to type every time
  • Added warning about Clearfy (only when activated) in the dashboard as some users reported to have problems with it, #95

Fixes:

  • Fix for missing Gravatar images in the comment section by guest users & now a bit faster on repeating gravatars, #92
  • Added FAQ entry about how to fix problem when unable to delete comment (lack of DELETE as request option)
  • Comment text is now stored safely even when you close tab or switch tabs, so you can continue typing it
  • Added user’s website to the comment when submitted as guest, #93

0.0.45 – 21.08.2018

IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Please if you find any bugs report on the support forum or the issue tracker

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: this plugin update includes email sending features, which might require SMTP configuration.
We recommend to install WP Mail SMTP and follow on the instruction below:
English guide on SendPulse example
Инструкция на русском на примере SendPulse

Enhancements:

  • Added Instagram, Dribble and Twitch as authorization option, #72
  • Alert shown when new comment was added. Comment list will be automatically refreshed once clicked on alert, #63
  • Added option to enabled/disable alert notification about new comment, #63
  • Now social media avatar shown globally in admin (e.g. in dashboard, user.php, comment.php, etc), #61
  • Better layout for plugin news in admin, New label is shown for articles which are not older then 2 weeks, #62
  • Added caching for news in dashboard (no need to load them every time) and limited to 3
  • New design for setting up social networks, now tabbed, #64
  • Added guides English & Russian guides for Vkontakte, Facebook, Twitter, Google, GitHub, Odnoklassniki, Instagram, Twitch, Dribbble to help you with configurations, #66
  • Added base plugin shortcode – [anycomment] to displays comment box, #67
  • Now links, images or videos (e.g. YouTube, Rutube) displayed as attachments under comment text, #69
  • Long comment text will be limited in height, by clicking on text will allow to expand it, #73
  • Adding new comment is now 2x faster, ~500ms
  • Loading comments is now 2x faster and there is no more iframe, therefore comments loaded directly
  • Plugin is now sending email notification about new reply to the comment, #71
  • Clicking on the “Reply” button in the email, will redirect user directly to the reply in the comments section, #81
  • Removed iframe, now comments rendered directly on the page = comments can be searched by crawlers = better SEO, #80
  • Option to define interval to check for new comments, #82
  • Option to define list of comma-separated words. If one of them match comment text, it will be marked for moderation, #86
  • Comment text field is now expanding automatically when you start typing new comment/edit existing/replying to someone
  • Option to notify administrator by email about new comment, #77

Fixes:

  • When user did not have social profile URL it lead to clickable name but incorrect URL, #60
  • Do not load styles & scrips globally, only in plugin pages
  • Plugin icon in admin sidebar was not displaying correctly and was overflowing when menu was opened
  • Newlines in comment are now displaying correctly. Previously everything was as a single line
  • Fixed issue when limit of number of comments per page was ignored and maximum number of comments displayed
  • Fixed overlapping sidebar news in admin on screens smaller then 1000px

0.0.41 – 29.07.2018

  • Fix issue when User Agreement checkbox was not shown

0.0.40 – 29.07.2018

Enhancements:

  • Comment send button is now changing text based on action (edit/reply/send)
  • Ability to specify User Agreement URL (used to collect consents from users to moderate personal information), text & URL is shown to guest users below list of available authorization options, #56
  • Ability to delete personal or any comment if user has moderate permission, #59
  • Moved social URL to the name of the user, better user experience (when enabled to show URLs)

Fixes:

  • Uninstall hook was not properly cleaning-up data after plugin, #42
  • Social authorization icon was shown even though it was disabled in admin, #57
  • Guest user is not redirected back to post as redirect param is missing in social authentication URL, #58
  • Options to enable/disabled show user social profile URL was ignored

0.0.35 – 20.07.2018

Important note:
Plugin was completely rewritten to React. It was required as on the very early stage it had a lot of JavaScript, partly merged with HTML).
Logic behind plugin stays the same, we even added a few improvements and fixes, hope you like the change.

Enhancements:

  • Comments rewritten to React!
  • Post author now has “Author” badge in comments section, #45
  • All assets are now minified (css, js) = faster load time
  • Now possible to see number of likes per comment (/wp-admin/edit-comments.php) & user (/wp-admin/users.php), #43
  • All settings moved to dashboard tabs (pages are still available, no worries), #38
  • Mark new comment to be moderated first or be approved immediately, #50
  • Ability to choose whether to show social profile URL in comments (when show is chosen, mini social icon in the bottom right corner will be clickable), #51
  • Added new column “Social URL” in users.php which displays user’s social profile URL

Fixes:

  • Fixed issue when long texts were overflowing maximum with of the comment
  • Fixed issue when it was not possible to disabled footer copyright (“Thanks” option in admin), #46
  • Fixed issue when first & last name was not recorded in user profile

0.0.33 – 16.07.2018

  • Fixed problem with array syntax support on PHP version 5.5, #49
  • Fixed possible XSS in the comment

0.0.32 – 10.07.2018

  • introducing comment likes, #35
  • minified CSS, to save some loading time
  • ability to define default user role on creation (registration via plugin), #37
  • when user has non-default Gravatar, use it, otherwise use default from plugin, #10
  • proper integration with WP User Avatar & Akismet
  • load commnets on scroll (new options to load comments when user scroll to it), #36
  • and other small bug fixes & improvements

0.0.2 – 01.07.2018

  • admin OR moderator was unable to edit comment as it was too old
  • ability to specify number of default comments to load. The same settings applies to number of comment loaded per page, when there are more comments on post/page then specified in settings
  • plugin is not enabled until you specify at least one social network, even thought you set plugin to be ON in general settings, #11
  • refactoring of comments logic towards native WordPress REST
  • ability to update any comment if user has moderate_comments or edit_comment capability (no time limit)
  • ability to update personal comment within 5 minutes
  • guest user cannot see comment actions (reply/edit)
  • added two new authorization methods: GitHub & Odnoklassniki
  • comment text box was overflowing on long texts, #22
  • better responsiveness of dashboard layout, #32
  • avatars uploaded locally to escape problem when some social medias were blocking access to avatar after token expiration, #14
  • display most recent news from plugin, #31
  • other small bug fixes and improvements
  • moved completely towards REST architecture

0.0.1 – 24.06.2018

  • First Release
  • Options to specify API details (secrets, etc) for social authorization: Vk, Twitter, Facebook, Google
  • Integrated with WP User Avatar
  • Authorize via VK, Twitter, Facebook, Google
  • date when comment is left is based on website’s language. List of supported languages can be seen here
  • comment count at the top updated automatically when new comment added
  • add comments with AJAX, no need to refresh the page
  • ability to reply to nested comments up to 2 levels
  • when all socials disabled, libraries not loaded and they are not shown to end user