How to Allow Users to Report Inappropriate Comments in WordPress

A great feature of Facebook groups is it allows users to report inappropriate comments. This brings it to the attention of moderators and administrators to have them remove offensive, rude or hurtful comments from a group. In this video, we'll show you how to have this same power on your WordPress site where your users will be able to report inappropriate comments.

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For the first method we will be using the Zeno Report Comments plugin that can be found here:

Once you install and activate the plugin you will want to go under Settings, Discussion in your admin area. You will see a checkbox labled Allow comment flagging that you want to check to enable and save this setting.

Additional customization options should now appear such as the flagging threshold which decides how many users need to report the comment for it to be flagged for your attention. There is additonally the option to enable admin notificatons where the admin email address is sent an email when a comment is set for moderation and/or is reported in general.

This will add a report link beneath comments that once clicked will leave a message thanking users for reporting the comments. Now when you go to the comments section in your admin area you should be able to see how many reports a specific comment has.

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  1. Stone Mind on February 3, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Its great…………….

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 3, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. C Programming on February 3, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Hi , i want to know how find total number of articles published on blog . Is there any method to know is exactly ? please reply

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 3, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      You would want to go under Posts, All Posts to see how many posts you have published.

    • C Programming on February 3, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      I want to see other people’s blog article quantity .

    • Kerry Weston on February 3, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      @C ProgrammingI think you’d have to have the other blog owner’s login and check just like her reply said.

  3. DailyWorld Tech on February 3, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Very helpful video!

  4. Kerry Weston on February 3, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Great info. Thank you for it (-:

  5. Bob on February 3, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I am building a used car site where people post there cars for sale. I have comments turned off but can this be used to report post as well?

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