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Inline Comments

Inline Comments adds your comment system to the side of paragraphs and other sections (like headlines and images) of your post.

Why should I use Inline Comments?

  • Inline Comments are an innovative approach on how to display comments.
  • It's different from "traditional" comments you see on every website.
  • Commentators can better refer to specific paragraphs/statements in an article.
  • Readers can comment while reading (and don’t have to scroll to the very bottom).
  • Readers can even reply to inline comments directly and discuss existing annotations.

Demo and more information on the developer’s website: kevinw.de/inline-comments/

How does the "Default status" option work? (Plugin version 2.2+)

Using this option you can decide on which parts (posts, pages, ...) of your website the Inline Comments script should be loaded. Only when the script is loaded on a specific page, Inline Comments can show up. It is NOT recommended to load the script on absolutely every page because the plugin doesn't work correctly on pages with multiple posts, such as most home pages or category pages with post loops.

Why do we need "Selectors"?

That option is essential to make this plugin work fine with your individual WordPress site. We need it because each WordPress theme is different and comes with a different page structure. To address those differences, we use selectors. Selectors determine in which places the comments should be displayed. You can use nearly every combination of CSS selectors. You'll find examples on the admin page. (Learn more about CSS.)

How can I change the formatting of the commentator’s currently selected section?

For comment system "WordPress Comments", use custom CSS like this:

.incom-active { background: #f3f3f3; }

Why are comments not showing up (even after submitting a new comment was successful)?

Make sure that comments on your page/post are working – even when Inline Comments is not activated. When comments are not showing up while this plugin is deactivated, they probably won't show up when Inline Comments is activated.

When you use a theme with the popular Genesis framework, for example, make sure that the theme specific option "Enable Comments" is checked. If you don't want to display comments in the regular comments section (thus, below the post), you can hide that section using CSS. But do not disable commenting at all.

Known bugs

  • When you use Jetpack Comments, the comments will not be assigned to a specific paragraph. Anyhow, the comment will be displayed within your regular comment section with all other comments.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.1
Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Active Installs: 500+


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