Remarks

Description

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, under Comments.

Remarks uses D3 JS (https://d3js.org/) to draw bar and pie charts, and Leaflet (http://leafletjs.com) to draw maps.

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

Screenshots

  • 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.

Installation

  1. In the “Plugins” section of the WordPress Admin menu, click on “Add New”.

  2. Enter the phrase “Remarks” into the search bar.

  3. Press “download” and hit yes when the prompt asks you to.

  4. After the download, hit “Activate”.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. In the “Plugins” section of the WordPress Admin menu, click on “Add New”.

  2. Enter the phrase “Remarks” into the search bar.

  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 john@civifirst.com

How is the graph populated?

The graph is populated upon installation, and whenever a comment is approved. Coordinates 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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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

4.2

  • Update to use Leaflet for maps, as Google now requires an API key.
  • Added a legend to the pie charts.
  • Further heavy refactoring – eliminated global variables.

4.0

  • 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.

3.0

  • Upgraded to match WP v 4.2.4.
  • Rebranded

2.0

  • Entirely new interface.

1.3

  • 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.

1.2

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

1.1

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