[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #53038: Comment Moderation by Specific Post or Page

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Thu Apr 15 07:35:08 UTC 2021

#53038: Comment Moderation by Specific Post or Page
 Reporter:  ispreview        |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Comments         |    Version:  5.7.1
 Severity:  normal           |   Keywords:
  Focuses:                   |
 At present the basic comment moderation system within WordPress seems to
 be largely an either on or off affair at the universal level. So, if I
 make a new post then all I can really do is apply those filters
 universally or turn comments on or off.

 The issue here is that, sometimes, specific posts can attract more
 problematic anonymous comments than others (we often know this in advance,
 but sometimes we only learn it later). What we really need is thus an
 extra option to enable manual comment moderation on specific posts and

 In short, if this is enabled on a specific post, then any comment posted
 would require manual approval by an admin (or the post author) before
 being displayed. The 'Edit Comments' summary page may also require some
 additional categorisation in order to help display and order related
 comments, separate from others (maybe a 'Moderated Comments' option at the
 top next to 'Bin ()' etc.).

 Every other system I use for reviews, forums etc. has the ability to do
 things like this. But I have not found any dedicated or properly supported
 plugins to do it and believe that it should exist as a core feature.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/53038>
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