[wp-hackers] Comment Meta
mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Sat Jan 14 04:47:57 GMT 2006
This would obviously be a consideration for WP 2.1 or beyond, but how
do you all feel about comment meta data?
In the same way that data can be attached to posts with Custom
Fields, I've wanted to attach meta data to comments.
The data for all a post's comments' meta could be fetched with one
query, and quite quickly, if the wp_commentmeta table has a "post_ID"
field as well as a comment_ID field.
I had an idea for a plugin that would require this:
The plugin would allow you to specify an additional field to be
filled by commenters for a specific post. For example, on a post
about WordPress 2.0, you could add in a field for "I am currently
using WordPress Version ____" and then have a dropdown list of
options. The question and the options and the "requirement" switch
would be stored in the postmeta. The commenters' answers would be
stored in comment meta.
This would also work well for my Subscribe to Comments plugin, which
currently adds another column to wp_comments to store the
It'd add one more query on is_single() and is_page() requests.
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