WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s sidebar acting as a cool shoutbox for your visitors.
The comment will appear in the sidebar immediately, without reloading the page.
All comments are internally handled by WordPress so that means you have normal comment moderation, SPAM protection and new comment notification.
WP Wall is fully customizable with a CSS file and included graphics.
WP Wall features:
* Global commenting “Wall”
* Comments are handled entirely by WordPress
* RSS Feed for the Wall
* Instant delete for admin
* Option to display HTML and make links clickable
* Navigation through pages
* Interactive Wall: It can automatically refresh turning into a chat
Plugin by Vladimir Prelovac. Also check out ManageWP.
This file is part of WP Wall.
WP Wall is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
WP Wall is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with WP Wall. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
- Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
- Use the Options page to change your options
- Add the widget to your sidebar
- Optionally add WP Wall recent comments to your sidebar. This will filter out wall comments from appearing on recent comments list
- How does it work?
It creates a draft page in your blog under which all comments are stored.
- What if I don’t use widgets, how do I code this to appear in the sidebar?
Just put this code somewhere in your theme template, probably sidebar.php
- How does it combat SPAM ?
The same way your usual blog comments work. You can enable comment moderation. Or you can install one of the spam blocking plugins like Akismet.
- How do I change it into a shoutbox/chat?
Just set the refresh time to 5 seconds in the WP Wall options. The Wall becomes a chat-box đź™‚
- Is it possible to display a “Wall-Archive”-Page to show all comments?
Actually you will find WP Wall in your draft pages. Just edit it to your liking and – publish it! All comments will appear at the end of the page as usual.
- How do I add a border around the comment wall?
Add this to #wallcomments section of css file:
border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding 7px;
- How can I enable smilies?
WP Wall can show smilies using built in WordPress functionality if you enable it in your administration panel (Settings-> Writing-> Convert emoticons…). You can find more information about using smilies here https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies.
- How did you solve the problem with the commenters email address? usually you have to enter an email address, now doing that in a chat/shoutbox is cumbersome
The plugin does not require one to enter their email address.
In this day and age of heightened sensitivity to the compromise of personal data and privacy on the Internet, a lot of people do not feel comfortable with providing their personal details when visiting a message forum, blog or other environment where public exchanges occur. In short, folks just don’t want to register, because they honestly don’t know what will happen to their personal data after they provide it. Will it be sold? Will they suddenly begin receiving piles of email spam? Or worse?
Obviously, this can have a negative influence on the number of actual registered members that you have on your WP blog.
But wouldn’t it be nice if your WP blog visitors could at least let you know through a comment that they stopped by, without having to go through the hassle of actually registering on your blog?
Enter the WP Wall plug-in.
While you can force them to leave an email address if you want to, you can let them post on your WP Wall without becoming a registered member of your blog, without submitting themselves to a CAPTCHA, and without leaving an email address. According to the author of this plug-in — Vladimir — you will still have protection from anti-spam plug-ins, such as Akismet, being as WP Wall comments are stored in the regular comments section on your blog.
Oh, also, unlike some of Vladimir’s more expensive commercial plug-ins, this plug-in is free. So that is a plus.
The only reason why I gave this plug-in four stars instead of five, is because I discovered a few small bugs in the CSS interface.
Contributors & Developers
“WP Wall” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- WordPress 4.1 refresh and comaptibility
- Removed the credit link
- WordPress 3.0+ approved
- Added gravatar image support for comments
- Fixed bug with if the blog was not in root directory (thanks Enrico Rossomando)
- Added a special recent comments widget which will not display Wall comments (thanks Enrico Rossomando!)
- Tested in 2.8
- Change the widget init from init to plugins_loaded hook
- Added option to expand post box by default
- Added option to reverse comment display order