This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Highlight Comments


If you want to show your readers which comments on a specific post are worth reading, just click on a ‘highlight’-link below them and they will be highlighted automatically (uses custom-fields). This plug-in also adds functionality to highlight your own comments, e.g. the blog author.

Additionally, Highlight Comments will create a list of noteworthy comments and put it below your post. It would then look like this: There are currently 2 comments highlighted: [comment-id], [comment-id]. If you wish, you can even change this text.

Eventually, you can set-up your Cascading-Style-Sheets that will be used to highlight comments via the administrator-GUI of WordPress.

You can deactivate and activate every feature separately.


  • Options that you can set up.
  • Highlighting a comment is that easy!


The installation is as easy as this:

  1. Upload the whole directory highlight-comments to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Options can be found in your settings panel on the tab ‘Highlight Comments’


Where does the idea come from?

After a few authors of blogs wished to have a plugin that enables the ability to highlight some comments on their blog which else wouldn’t get the attention they deserve of the readers, I searched one and found ‘Comment Hilite‘. Unfortunately, this plugin works only with older versions of WP.
Later, I explored the plugin ‘Highlight Author Comments‘, which highlights only comments of authors.
Highlight Comments is a plugin that combines Comment Hilite and Highlight Author Comments. Its goal is to work on current WP-versions.

Contributors & Developers

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


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