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No More Swearing

WP Politifier enforces a certain level of politeness in your comments, replacing recognized swear words with acronym’ed asterisks. The original text is preserved in the title attribute, visible on mouseover.

It solves the immediate problem of keeping my comments and blog “family safe,” and has SEO benefits for publishers running Adsense who want to maintain high-quality text without swearing or cursing in it.

You can read more at the WP Politifier plugin page. WP Politifier is 100% GPL compatible.


  • An example of a censored comment. Note how the original text is visible when highlighted.


Installation Instructions

Download the file and extract. To install, drop badwords.txt and the wp-politeifier.php into your WordPress plugins directory and activate in the administrative interface.


The badwords list is editable through the administrative interface, and kept in a text file in the same directory.

Contributors & Developers

“WP-Politifier” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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