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Comment Tweaks


Comment Tweaks provides enhancements to WordPress native comments.


  • Allow comment authors to edit their own comments
  • Add WP editor (quicktags and/or tinymce) to comments area
  • Filter to customize WP editor settings (buttons/appearance)

Bugs, Patches & Feature Requests

Please submit any security issues found and they will be addressed.

You can submit bug reports or feature requests in the GitHub issue tracker. Patches are preferred as pull requests.

Known Bugs & Compatibility

You can check bug reports in the GitHub issue tracker and check the Changelog for fixes.

  1. Jetpack: if you have Jetpack’s comments module enabled, that is what you will get for entering comments, not the wp editor.


  • WP editor enabled for comment field in twentynineteen theme.


WordPress Admin

Go to the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress, click ‘Add New’, search for ‘Comment Tweaks’, and click ‘Install Now’ for the ‘Comment Tweaks’ plugin. Once installed, click ‘Activate’.

Plugin Upload

An alternative to installing via the WordPress admin page is to upload the plugin to the WordPress installation on your web server.

  1. Upload the plugin (the entire comment-tweaks directory and everything in it) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Does Comment Tweaks work with Gutenberg enabled in WP 5.x?

Yes. The editor added to comments will be the WP editor (quicktags and/or tinymce), not Gutenberg.

I can’t find any settings for the plugin, are there any?

Yes, the plugin settings are under Settings > Discussion > Comment Editing.

Customizing the editor settings is possible using a filter, there is currently no settings page for this.

How can I customize the WP editor settings?

You can use the comment_tweaks_editor_settings filter to customize the appearance of WP editor.


add_filter( 'comment_tweaks_editor_settings', function( $settings, $editor_id ) {

    $settings = array(
        'tinymce'      => array(
            'toolbar1'      => 'bold,italic,underline,bullist,numlist,aligncenter,blockquote,link,undo,redo',
            'plugins'       => 'charmap,colorpicker,hr,lists,paste,tabfocus,textcolor,fullscreen,wordpress,wpautoresize,wpeditimage,wpemoji,wpgallery,wplink,wptextpattern,media',
            'relative_urls' => true,
        'quicktags'    => false,

    return $settings;

}, 10, 2);


Can I use the ‘Add Media’ button

Yes, the ‘Add Media’ button can be enabled using custom settings for the WP editor, allowing site users to access media.


add_filter( 'comment_tweaks_editor_settings', function( $settings, $editor_id ) {

    $settings = array(
        'mediaButtons' => true,
        'tinymce'      => array(
            'media_buttons' => true,
            'toolbar1'      => 'bold,italic,underline,bullist,numlist,aligncenter,blockquote,link,undo,redo',
            'plugins'       => 'charmap,colorpicker,hr,lists,paste,tabfocus,textcolor,fullscreen,wordpress,wpautoresize,wpeditimage,wpemoji,wpgallery,wplink,wptextpattern,media',
            'relative_urls' => true,
        'quicktags'    => array(
            'buttons'       => 'strong,em,ul,ol,li,block,link,img,close',

    return $settings;

}, 10, 2);


Image captions display the [caption] shortcode

Correct, enabling the ‘Add Media’ button allows users to add content and markup to the comments, but it does not change how that content is interpretted and displayed by your theme. You can alter comments display to process shortcodes, but be very careful not to create a security vulnerability.

If anonymous users can add comments, and those comments are processed to execute shortcodes, you can easily allow anonymous users with many ways to abuse your site.


April 17, 2020 1 reply
This plugin will be better if you can hook more functions. I have researched all the plugins, but no one can support it.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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Release Date: Sep 12, 2021

  • Fix: Typo ‘update_option’ function name.
  • Fix: Editor buttons have dark background in twentytwentyone theme.
  • Fix: Settings link top margin in chrome.


Release Date: May 24, 2019

  • Fix: Full compatibility with WP 5.1 and 5.2.
  • Tweak: Add dependency for comment-reply to script enqueue.
  • Improvement: Check if Jetpack comments module is enabled.


Release Date: May 17, 2019

  • Incompatibility: cannot add WP editor to comments on WP 5.1+ with threaded comments enabled.


Release Date: February 22, 2019

  • Improvement: Add Settings link to plugin admin screen.
  • Fix: Reverse format_for_editor() when editing comments in the dashboard and tinymce is loaded.


Release Date: February 14, 2019

  • Feature: Allow comment authors (logged in users) to edit their own comments (post author can not).
  • Improvement: Add functions to manage plugin options.
  • Improvement: Add admin setting for whether to add wp_editor to comments.
  • Tweak: Save plugin version at activation.
  • Tweak: Don’t make ajax call if no comment_tweaks_editor_settings filters are set.


Release Date: January 31, 2019

  • Initial plugin version.
  • Feature: add the WP editor to comments area.
  • Feature: ‘comment_tweaks_editor_settings’ filter to customize WP editor.