Support » Plugin: Jetpack by » Adding an extra button on the comments panel (or turning all comments visible)

  • Resolved Lucas Kich


    Hello there,

    I was trying to find a way of doing this:

    This is the Jetpack comments panel (accessed on The GIF is just an image mockup created by playing with ‘inspect element’ and drawn up on Photoshop. The color change was borrowed from the standard comment approval/disapproval in there. What I’m seeking to achieve is adding that “Highlight” button on the far right, in order to click and highlight specific comments — and possibly show them on a separate tab along with the existing ones:

    All (245) | Pending (0) | Approved (245) | … | “Highlighted” (5)

    As an administrator feature, it would satisfy more than one purpose, e.g. manually filter unreplied comments or isolate specific ones for whatever reason.

    I don’t have the know-how to do this and the plugin editor looks like a maze for me, so I don’t really know if this is that simple (or even possible). If what I’m asking is impracticable, I’d be happy with this alternative:

    In order to achieve the same results, I’m willing to sacrifice the “Pending” feature and let every comment turn public/visible on the blog even if their attribute is set as pending. The only thing I have to know is how to turn all comments public/visible whatever if I approve or disapprove them. The important thing is the possibility of highlighting/isolating them in the comments panel (preferably with its own tab, which is already done with this alternate solution).

    Thank you very much,

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor Stef


    Hi Lucas,

    Thanks for passing this feedback over!

    I’ve created a GitHub issue about that, putting the request as an Enhancement:

    You’re welcome to follow along and chime in if you want to add any more details!

    Lucas Kich


    Hi Stef!

    Thank you very much for creating an issue about it.

    I was also wondering if I can do it locally through the plugin editor, since the feature proposal can be dismissed or take a lot of time to actually be implemented. At the same time, I may have underthought its complexity — but knowing if it is possible would be enough for me to give it a try.

    By the way, do requests like this usually take much time to be approved/disapproved? Months, years? I only got to know this GitHub repositories yesterday and don’t really know what’s the pace, that’s why I ask. Again, thank you very much for your reply!

    Plugin Contributor Stef


    Hey Lucas!

    Thanks for adding more info on the thread – I have created a new one in the best repo for this feedback to be passed over, here it is:

    do requests like this usually take much time to be approved/disapproved? Months, years?

    That really depends on the type of the request, its urgency considering also the other changes in the pipeline, and the bandwidth we have to move over with it 🙂

    You’re welcome to ask in the GH issue also!

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