The Sweet Plugin: Comment Form Quicktags

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Today’s Sweet Plugin is called Comment Form Quicktags. It gives your readers a little bit of formatting control over their responses. Link, bold, and blockquote buttons are added to the comment forms, for example.. With Quicktags you can even add your own buttons.

The video is embedded at the top of this post’s page, with more about the plugin below.

Comment Form Quicktags

Comment Form Quicktags will add a selection of buttons to your comment forms that will let readers quickly add basic formatting to their responses. It works out of the box, so to speak, but also comes with some customization in a settings page that is pretty cool.

This one seems like a popular technique for adding formatting to the WordPress comment system, but there might be others I don’t know about. Do you allow your readers to format their comments a bit, and if so what do you use?

What’s your favorite plugin to use within your comment system?

Video recorded with version 1.3.1 of Quicktags, running WordPress 3.1.3.

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2 thoughts on “The Sweet Plugin: Comment Form Quicktags

  1. This is an awesome plugin, I definitely gave it five stars! I really like that you can edit or remove the buttons or even add new ones, and that they can be pretty easily styled to match your theme.

    I think this plugin along with Subscribe To Comments and well built threaded comments make it much easier to have a conversation via comments. I also keep a plugin like Move WordPress Comments handy because I’m a tad OCD and it drives me crazy when I see a comment that didn’t get properly threaded as a reply. 🙂

  2. Hi Ryan. Thanks for posting this! I always wanted to install this plugin, but I kept forgetting about it. This was just the kick in the pants that I needed! The ability to easily customize is a big plus here. You can add shortcodes too. A lot of the time people will post code in my comments section and no one ever takes advantage of the SyntaxHighligther Evolved plugin that I have installed. I was able to assign shortcodes for php, css and javascript using the SytaxHighlighter shortcodes in a matter of minutes. Awesome stuff!

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