Show Parent Comment

Description

When moderating comments in the WordPress Admin area, it is useful to be able to see the parent comment if one exists.

How To Use It

You don’t need to do anything. Simply activate it and the parent comment will appear for comments that have one.

Compatibility

  • This plugin requires WordPress 4.2 or above (it probably works on older versions, but I haven’t tested it and you really should be on the latest version!).
  • I am not currently aware of any compatibility issues with any other WordPress plugins.

Support

The free version of this plugin is officially not supported, but if you leave a comment on the plugin’s support forum, I’ll try to help if I can.

Disclaimer

This plugin is released under the GPL licence. I do not accept any responsibility for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, that may arise from using the plugin or these instructions. This software is provided as is, with absolutely no warranty. Please refer to the full version of the GPL license for more information.

Acknowledgments

  • This plugin is a result of Jeff Chandler’s idea, expressed in this tweet.
  • The clunky original UI was redesigned by Jason Lemieux from Postmatic in version 0.2.

Screenshots

  • Show Parent Comment in action on the Comments screen.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin file and unzip it.
  2. Upload the show-parent-comment folder to the wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Activate the Show Parent Comment plugin within WordPress.

Alternatively, you can install the plugin automatically through the WordPress Admin interface by going to Plugins -> Add New and searching for Show Parent Comment.

FAQ

Where are the settings?

There are none! This plugin is purposely kept simple.

Reviews

One suggession

One suggestion

Can you please add a toggle link which display comment parent which are by default hidden ? All comments with parent doesn’t necessary need that their are read before child comment comprehension. So displaying Parent Comment directly may break UX. Anyway good work.

Read all 3 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Translate “Show Parent Comment” into your language.

Interested in development?

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

Changelog

0.2.1 (11 November 2015)

  • Bug Fix: Made changes to how the comment object is accessed so it works with WordPress 4.4 (plugin breaks with the beta version).

0.2 (22 September 2015)

  • Enhancement: Reworked the UI so that the parent comment appears before the comment, in a style similar to a blockquote (props to Jason Lemieux from Postmatic).

0.1.1 (19 September 2015)

  • Bug fix: Prevented the plugin from firing during Ajax requests, as we don’t want the parent comment added then (for example when user edits their comment on the front end via Ajax).
  • Enhancement: Simplified the introduction to the parent comment, removing author name and edit link.
  • Enhancement: Tweaked the background colour of the parent comment.
  • Enhancement: Slightly increased the size of the Show More link.

0.1 (8 September 2015)

  • Initial Beta Release.