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Author Comment Replies

We originally developed the Author Comment Reply plugin solely for use on Sony Computer Entertainment America’s (SCEA) PlayStation.Blog to visually a

Styling Replies

The reply template can easily be updated via the admin under Options -> Comment-Replies. Version 1.0 of the Author Comment Reply plug-in has the following variables available:

  • %REPLY_USERID% - The User ID of the Reply Author
  • %REPLY_AUTHOR% - The nickname of the Reply Author
  • %REPLY_DATE% - The date of the reply. Uses the date format set in the WordPress Options.
  • %REPLY_TIME% - The time of the reply. Users the time format set in the WordPress Options.
  • %REPLY_TEXT% - The content of the reply

Adding Replies

To add a reply, simply find the comment on the front end of your site and click the "Add Reply" link for that comment. Do you not see this link? Make sure you read thoroughly the directions under the installation section.

Managing Replies

You can manage all replies from the Comments area of the WordPress administration by clicking on the Comment Replies section.

Altering Permissions

The Author Comment Reply plug-in comes with two sets of permissions handling. The Default only allows users who have permissions to edit the current post to add replies, this is usually just administrators or the author of the current post. The Author permission mode, allows any users marked as an author to add replies.

To change to Author permission handling:

  1. Open the comment-replies.php file.

  2. Find the line: 'define("CURRENT_AUTH_MODE", DEFAULT_AUTH_MODE);'

  3. Replace it with: 'define("CURRENT_AUTH_MODE", AUTHOR_AUTH_MODE);'


Please leave a comment on our Author Comment Replies page for support.

Last Updated: 9 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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