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One Click Close Comments

Conveniently close or open comments for a post or page with one click.

2.4 (2017-02-04)

  • Change: Improve accessbility (a11y)
    • Add descriptive text for close/open link to display instead of the indicator character for screen readers
    • Change colors to be WCAG AA compliant
  • Change: Use printf() to format output markup rather than concatenating strings, variables, and function calls.
  • Change: Escape variables used as markup attributes (hardening; none of the instances are user input).
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.7+.
  • Change: Remove support for WordPress older than 4.6 (should still work for earlier versions back to WP 3.1)
  • Change: Minor code reformatting (add spacing between sections of code).
  • Change: Minor readme.txt improvements.
  • Change: Update copyright date (2017).
  • Change: Update screenshot.

2.3.5 (2016-03-16)

  • Change: Add support for language packs:
    • Don't load textdomain from file.
    • Remove .pot file and /lang subdirectory.
    • Remove 'Domain Path' from plugin header.
  • New: Add LICENSE file.
  • New: Add empty index.php to prevent files from being listed if web server has enabled directory listings.
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.4+.
  • Change: Update copyright date (2016).

2.3.4 (2015-09-15)

  • Bugfix: Really revert back to using dirname(__FILE__); DIR is only PHP 5.3+
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 4.3+.

2.3.3 (2015-03-12)

  • Revert back to using dirname(__FILE__); DIR is only PHP 5.3+

2.3.2 (2015-02-18)

  • Reformat plugin header
  • Use DIR instead of dirname(__FILE__)
  • Minor code reformatting (spacing, bracing)
  • Minor documentation spacing changes throughout
  • Change documentation links to wp.org to be https
  • Note compatibility through WP 4.1+
  • Update copyright date (2015)
  • Add plugin icon
  • Rengenerate .pot


  • Minor code tweaks (spacing)
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.8+
  • Update copyright date (2014)
  • Change donate link
  • Update banner image to reflect WP 3.8 admin refresh
  • Update screenshot to reflect WP 3.8 admin refresh


  • Use string instead of variable to specify translation textdomain
  • Remove load_config() and merge its contents into do_init()
  • Add check to prevent execution of code if file is directly accessed
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.5+
  • Update copyright date (2013)
  • Move screenshot into repo's assets directory


  • Re-license as GPLv2 or later (from X11)
  • Add 'License' and 'License URI' header tags to readme.txt and plugin file
  • Add banner image for plugin page
  • Remove ending PHP close tag
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.4+


  • Increase font size for click character to make it a larger click target
  • Fix for one-click character not being clickable for quick-edited post rows
  • Enqueue CSS and JavaScript rather than defining in, and outputting via, PHP
  • Create 'assets' subdirectory and add admin.js and admin.css to it
  • Add enqueue_scripts_and_styles(), register_styles(), enqueue_admin_css(), enqueue_admin_js()
  • Remove add_css(), add_js()
  • Hook 'load-edit.php' action to initialize plugin rather than using pagenow
  • Add version() to return plugin version
  • Create 'lang' subdirectory and move .pot file into it
  • Regenerate .pot
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.3+
  • Add 'Domain Path' directive to top of main plugin file
  • Add link to plugin directory page to readme.txt
  • Update screenshot for WP 3.3
  • Update copyright date (2012)


  • Note compatibility through WP 3.2+
  • Minor code formatting changes (spacing)
  • Fix plugin homepage and author links in description in readme.txt


  • Switch from object instantiation to direct class function invocation
  • Rename the class from 'OneClickCloseComments' to 'c2c_OneClickCloseComments'
  • Declare all class methods public static and class variables private static
  • Output JS via 'admin_print_footer_scripts' action instead of 'admin_footer' action
  • Rename filter from 'one-click-close-comments-click-char' to 'c2c_one_click_close_comments_click_char'
  • Add Filters section to readme.txt
  • Note compatibility through WP 3.1+
  • Update copyright date (2011)


  • Don't even define class unless in the admin section of site
  • Store plugin instance in global variable, $c2c_one_click_close_comments, to allow for external manipulation
  • Move registering actions and filters into init()
  • Remove docs from top of plugin file (all that and more are in readme.txt)
  • Note compatibility with WP 3.0+
  • Minor tweaks to code formatting (spacing)
  • Add Upgrade Notice section to readme.txt
  • Remove trailing whitespace


  • Display commenting status even if JS is disabled
  • Render commenting status as a 'span' instead of an 'a' and use unobtrusive JS to make it clickable
  • Insert column into desired position using PHP instead of JS
  • Fix issue related to disappearance of button for a post after using Quick Edit
  • Fix issue of 'Allow Comments' checkbox in 'Quick Edit' getting out of sync with actual comment status
  • Allow filtering of character used as click link, via 'one-click-close-comments-click-char'
  • Move initialization of config array out of constructor and into new function load_config()
  • Create init() to handle calling load_textdomain() and load_config() (textdomain must be loaded before initializing config)
  • Add support for localization
  • Add PHPDoc documentation
  • Add .pot file
  • Note compatibility with WP 2.9+
  • Drop compatibility with versions of WP older than 2.8
  • Update documentation (descriptions, FAQs, etc) to reflect behavior changes
  • Update copyright date


  • Bail out early if not on pertinent admin pages
  • Make use of admin_url() for path to admin section
  • Note WP 2.8 compatibility


  • Initial release

Requires: 4.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 2 weeks ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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