Remarks gives useful charts, tables, and geolocations of your blog’s comments, and may help you to decide how to focus your blog for even greater comment harvesting. You will be able to see which of your posts, categories, and authors generate the most discussion. The breakdowns that Remarks produces are accessible via the WordPress Admin menu.

Remarks uses a slightly modified library called LibChart ( to draw bar and pie charts.

All feedback is really appreciated – please mail to john HAT civifirst DOT com


  • This first screenshot shows the Overview Screen.

  • This screen shows the posts ordered by the number of comments.

  • This screen shows the Categories section, specifically the Table of information.

  • This screen shows which Authors have the most comments.

  • This screen shows the Geolocation of the comments.


  1. In the “Plugins” section of the WordPress Admin menu, click on “Add New”
  2. Enter the phrase “Remarks” into the search bar (we are the first result!)
  3. Press “download” and hit yes when the prompt asks you to.
  4. After the download, hit “Activate”


What should I do if the installation fails?

Contact the CiviFirst team at

How is the graph populated?

The graph is populated whenever a comment is approved. Points are removed when a comment is unapproved, marked as spam, or deleted.

Contributors & Developers

“Remarks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Update to use D3.
  • Major backend overhaul to use objects, reduce use of globals, and for greater code reuse.
  • Update to match changes to FreeGeoIP format.


  • Upgraded to match WP v 4.2.4.
  • Rebranded


  • Entirely new interface.


  • Moved away from hostIP to FreeGeoIP. This resulted in a greater number of non UK posts being geolocated correctly (100% of our sample was placed right).
  • Minor changes based on feedback.
  • Reworked the buttons system to reduce code duplication and ease maintainability.


  • Added a geolocation section. You can now find out which countries and cities host your biggest contributors.
  • Other changes based on feedback.


  • Laid out data in table format
  • Added dashboard buttons to show data in sections