Basic Comment Quicktags

Description

This plugin displays the most basic of quicktag buttons on your comment forms, using the Quicktag API built into WordPress (as of 3.3).

You can turn these on and off for bbPress or comments on the discussions page (see the screenshots). Please note, the plugin defaults to off, so you have to go turn them on. Auto-activating isn’t nice, as it may conflict with other plugins.

Screenshots

  • The Quicktags
  • The Options

Installation

  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Visit your Discussion Settings page.
  3. Look for ‘Quicktags’ and check boxes as desired. (Comments are activated by default)

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install and activate the plugin.
  2. Visit your Discussion Settings page.
  3. Look for ‘Quicktags’ and check boxes as desired. (Comments are activated by default)
Why only those tags?

After careful consideration, and a long review of my users, those are the only ones they ever use! If you have a reasonable argument why I should add in others, I’ll listen. Thus far, the only suggestion interesting was ‘code’ and I determined people won’t use that unless they know about it, and thus are capable to entering it manually.

Will you add in options to pick and chose our tags?

No. I don’t have a need for it, and I don’t want to include code I’m not going to personally make use of. It makes it much harder on me to support it later. (Read Herbert Hecht’s article “Rare Conditions An Important Cause of Failures” to understand my views on including rarely used code. tl;dr: I try not to.)

Does this work on Multisite?

Yes. It can be network activated or per-site, works fine.

This isn’t showing up on bbPress!

If you’re using the bbPress Fancy Editor, it won’t work. Really, the fancy editor is ‘more’ than this, so you shouldn’t be using both.

Will you expand this to BuddyPress?

Not at this time.

Reviews

Just basically awesome!

Works perfectly and the only reason I was thinking about 4 stars is because of no code button, then I read the FAQ lol.
Thank you for this plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

“Basic Comment Quicktags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Basic Comment Quicktags” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Basic Comment Quicktags” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

3.4.0

  • 2018 January 10, by Ipstenu
  • Add translation support for the ‘quote’ button.
  • Drop support for IE 8 and WP pre 4.6