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

  • Resolved Lucas Kich

    (@lucaskich)


    Hello there,

    I was trying to find a way of doing this:

    http://bsgideverdade.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Highlight.gif

    This is the Jetpack comments panel (accessed on https://wordpress.com/comments/all/bsgideverdade.com). 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,
    Lucas.

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  • Plugin Contributor Stef

    (@erania-pinnera)

    Hi Lucas,

    Thanks for passing this feedback over!

    I’ve created a GitHub issue about that, putting the request as an Enhancement:
    https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/9746

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

    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

    (@erania-pinnera)

    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: https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/issues/25500

    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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