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Paged Comment Editing


Announcing the Paged Comment Editing plugin. No, doesn’t sound as fancy as the
Image Headline plugin or even the Spell Checker plugin and your readers will
reap no benefit, but it does have some merit for you, the WordPress author. This
plugin overhauls the stock comment editing interface to provide the following

  • Finally page through all of your comments in the comment administration
    interface. The stock interface is limited to displaying the 20 most-recent
    comments. If you’re anything like me, you’ll burn through 20 in 2 days tops.
    You’ll now be free to read and edit every comment on your installation with
    ease. This plugin supports paging through your comments, including arbitrary
    numbers of posts per page as well as paging of comment searching.
  • See the comments that can’t be seen. WordPress 1.5 Strayhorn added some
    reasonably powerful if simplistic comment spam combating measures based on
    blacklists. This is wonderful, but if a comment happens to be tagged as spam by
    WordPress you will never see it again unless you do it external to WordPress via
    phpMyAdmin or something like it. Therefore, you have no way of knowing if a
    comment was inappropriately marked as spam. This plugin makes those invisible
    comments visible again… but only when you want them. With appropriate
    blacklist in place, 99% of the things marked as spam will be spam and you
    certainly don’t want to sift through that all day. But it’s nice to be able to
    rescue that 1% that otherwise would have disappeared into the ether.


Using the plugin is even easier. There’s nothing special to do, just visit your
standard ‘Manage’—> ‘Comments’ page in the WordPress administration interface.
It should look a bit different but it works pretty much the same as you’re used
to. If you have many comments on your blog, you’ll see an area with Pages:
followed by links of page numbers. Click on a page number link to immediately
jump to that page of comments. Want to see more or less comments per page?
Change the number of comments to display on each page by typing a number into
the ‘Show:’ input box and either click on the ‘Show:’ button or press return
after entering the number. Want to see if you have any comment spam? Click on
the “Include Spam” link and any comments marked as spam will be instantly
recognizable. Don’t see any spam on that page? Click on the “Only Spam” link and
see all of the spam you’ve gathered. All of these features work with searching
as well. Want to find any spam comments about Viagra? Enter Viagra in the search
box while you have spam included.


Removal is rather straightforward as well. You can either deactivate the plugin
or remove the plugin file entirely. No core WordPress files are touched, ever.



Note that this plugin requires WordPress version 1.5 Strayhorn or any of the
1.5.1 nightlies. Do not install this plugin on a 1.3 beta or earlier release.
Installing the plugin couldn’t be easier. Choose from the following methods:

  • EASIEST —> One-Click Install via the WordPress Plugin Manager – Go to your
    WPPM plugins page, refresh the view, and look under the ‘Admin Tools’ section
    for the “Paged Comment Editing” plugin. Click on the name and click on
    “One-Click Install”. You’re done.
  • Manual install – Simply download the
    edit-comments-full.php file and copy to your ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory,
    then activate the plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

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