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Extraordinary Comments


Updating and extending “Featured Comments” by Pippin Williamson and Utkarsh Kukreti, Extraordinary Comments enables a site operator to highlight particular comments where they appear in threads, and also display them together in a widget and dedicated archive. Comments can be set “featured” either where they appear in comment threads – via a menu visible only to users at Editor level and above – or from “Comments” in WordPress Admin via the “on-hover”/Quick Edit menu. An option to “bury” comments in the same way is also available on the same menus.

Comments featured or buried in Featured Comments will still be featured or buried in Extraordinary Comments, and prior “in-thread” styles should still apply. Extraordinary Comments also corrects a defect in Featured Comments that prevented its front end option from working as intended.

As ever, facility with CSS and PHP will help you get the most out of a plug-in like this one, though Extraordinary Comments has been designed with the idea of working with standard themes “out of the box.”


This plug-in will not work with 3rd Party commenting systems like Disqus or Facebook Comments, and either may not function or may require specialized adjustments to work with custom commenting set-ups or plug-ins.

Additional Info

Still to Come

  1. Archives for Individual Commenters
  2. Integration with a full “Commentariat Suite” of WordPress plugins.


All gratitude to Pippin Williamson and Utkarsh Kukreti for the original Featured Comments. Thanks also to all of the developers and everyday code-hackers, far too numerous to name, upon whose work I have depended.


  • Main Settings
  • Widget Settings
  • Default Archive and Widget
  • Default+ (using included styles) Archive and Widget
  • Featured Comment with Administrator Menu in Thread
  • Featured Comment in Admin/Comments with Hover-Menu
  • Archive and Widget Customized


  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. When logged in, use the new text-links that will show up in your comment threads (for Editor-level users and above) or
  3. …Use the new text-links that show up on hover in Admin/Comments, to feature or bury individual comments.
  4. Add and Adjust the Widget in Appearance/Widgets
  5. Add the Archive to a Page or Post with the shortcode [add_exc_archive]
  6. Adjust styling and other options via Settings, Shortcode Arguments, CSS, or hooks and filters


Installed it – but nothing happens. What gives?

Assuming you’ve followed the installation instructions, and have featured or buried comments, it could be you’re using a 3rd Party or other highly customized commenting set-up, or are encountering a conflict with your theme or with some other plug-in.

I’m interested in the idea, but it just doesn’t come out so hot with my theme.

In addition to the included styles and suggestions, maybe you’ll find some more hints in the plug-in documentation.


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • First Version in WordPress Repo