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Minimum Comment Length


Don’t you find it annoying when someone comments with just a smiley? Or a “thanks”? On quite a few forums you have to leave a comment with a minimum of 15 characters to be able to comment, but WordPress doesn’t allow you to set such a threshold. With this plugin, it does. It easily checks the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it’s too short (except if you’re either an editor or an admin).

More info:


  • Screenshot of the admin panel.
  • Example warning for comment that's too short.


Installation is easy:

  • Download the plugin or search for “minimum comment length” in your WordPress admin panel.
  • If you downloaded it, copy the folder minimum-comment-length to the plugins directory of your blog.
  • Activate the plugin.


  • An options panel will appear under Options.
  • Decide on which comment length you’d like to block and what error to throw when a comment is too short.


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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Added a ton of translations, plugin now includes: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French (France), German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Romanian.
  • Updated the code slightly to be more in line with current core coding standards.
  • Moved screenshots to assets directory.


  • Fixed major bug in comment length detection causing no comments to come through.
  • Added French and Portuguese translations.


  • Added inline & PHPdoc documentation.
  • Made the entire plugin ready for i18n, you can find the .pot file in /languages/, please email translations to the author.
  • Added Dutch translation.
  • The minimum length check is now also removed for editors.
  • Make the plugin use the options API.
  • Moved the entire plugin into 1 class.
  • Improved the look of the settings screen.
  • Removed Ozh admin menu icon.


  • Added settings link to plugins page.
  • Remove the check for admin users.


  • Initial version