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How To Add Custom Fields In A WordPress Comment Form

If you have created websites or blogs, then you need no introduction to WordPress, one of the most popular content management systems (CMS). WordPress powers millions of websites, for individuals as well as big companies. Why is it so successful?

Apart from its ease of use and the availability of themes and plugins, WordPress can be easily modified to include custom features and functions. Hooks and filters are built into the CMS that allow you to add functionality or strip out something that is not required. You can customize the way WordPress handles content as well as comments. For example, you could require readers to leave their phone number and/or address when leaving a comment.

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You might want them to say whether they liked your blog post. You could have any one of thousands of reasons for adding input fields to the comment form on your WordPress website. So, how do you extend the WordPress comment form with a custom input field?

Add custom fields in WordPress comment form5

In this article, we will add three input fields to the comment form of a WordPress website: two text-input fields (for a phone number and comment title) and a radio option for rating the current article. We will use the add_comment_meta7 function to add a meta data field to comments. In the process, we will also modify the comment form using the comment_form_default_fields filter8 and the comment_form_after_fields and comment_form_logged_in_after actions. And we will use many more functions to achieve the desired result.

We can extend the comment form by editing the theme or by creating a theme that alters the behavior of the active theme to include the additional input fields. Modifying the theme is relatively easier to do, but it has an obvious limitation: all the effort that has gone into customization will be for nought if the theme is replaced. Using a plugin to customize the comment form frees us from this limitation. This way, the customized comment form will apply to all themes (except those that have non-standard methods for adding the comment form). Let’s take the plugin route, to avoid having to go through the entire coding process in case we switch themes. We will call our plugin “Extend Comment.”

Open your text editor of choice (Notepad, Notepad++, BlueFish, etc.), and create a new file, extendcomment.php. Make sure to save it in a folder of the same name, ExtendComment, to keep the organization of files simple. As the first step in our coding, let’s add the headers for our WordPress plugin. The headers are pretty much self-explanatory:

Plugin Name: Extend Comment
Version: 1.0
Plugin URI:
Description: A plugin to add fields to the comment form.
Author: Specky Geek
Author URI:

Now, we need to start actually adding the input fields. We’ll start by adding a text input field for a phone number. We will add it to the default fields of the comment form for collecting the author’s information. The default fields are for name, email address and website URL. This set of input fields is hidden if the user is logged in. In the code below, we have recalled the information of the logged-in user as well as the information on whether a field is required. We have modified all of the default fields and added a field for a phone number by creating an array with our settings and passing it through a filter.

// Add custom meta (ratings) fields to the default comment form
// Default comment form includes name, email address and website URL
// Default comment form elements are hidden when user is logged in

add_filter('comment_form_default_fields', 'custom_fields');
function custom_fields($fields) {

    $commenter = wp_get_current_commenter();
    $req = get_option( 'require_name_email' );
    $aria_req = ( $req ? " aria-required='true'" : '' );

    $fields[ 'author' ] = '<p class="comment-form-author">'.
      '<label for="author">' . __( 'Name' ) . '</label>'.
      ( $req ? '<span class="required">*</span>' : '' ).
      '<input id="author" name="author" type="text" value="'. esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author'] ) .
      '" size="30" tabindex="1"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>';

    $fields[ 'email' ] = '<p class="comment-form-email">'.
      '<label for="email">' . __( 'Email' ) . '</label>'.
      ( $req ? '<span class="required">*</span>' : '' ).
      '<input id="email" name="email" type="text" value="'. esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author_email'] ) .
      '" size="30"  tabindex="2"' . $aria_req . ' /></p>';

    $fields[ 'url' ] = '<p class="comment-form-url">'.
      '<label for="url">' . __( 'Website' ) . '</label>'.
      '<input id="url" name="url" type="text" value="'. esc_attr( $commenter['comment_author_url'] ) .
      '" size="30"  tabindex="3" /></p>';

    $fields[ 'phone' ] = '<p class="comment-form-phone">'.
      '<label for="phone">' . __( 'Phone' ) . '</label>'.
      '<input id="phone" name="phone" type="text" size="30"  tabindex="4" /></p>';

  return $fields;

In the next step, we have to add a text field for the comment’s title and a radio list for rating the article. These fields cannot be added to the default fields for the author’s information above because even logged-in users will need to input these. This time we have not filtered any default function, but we have added new actions altogether. The comment_form_logged_in_after action adds the input fields below the status message that is displayed to logged-in users, just above the comment input box. It will not be activated for users who are not logged in. To show the input fields to non-logged-in users, we have added the comment_form_after_fields action, which displays the fields below the default fields for the author’s information. We have marked the rating field as required, which we’ll take care of later. Instead of using plain HTML for the radio input boxes, we have used simple code that runs a loop and renders the input boxes with the relevant values until there are five of them.

// Add fields after default fields above the comment box, always visible

add_action( 'comment_form_logged_in_after', 'additional_fields' );
add_action( 'comment_form_after_fields', 'additional_fields' );

function additional_fields () {
  echo '<p class="comment-form-title">'.
  '<label for="title">' . __( 'Comment Title' ) . '</label>'.
  '<input id="title" name="title" type="text" size="30"  tabindex="5" /></p>';

  echo '<p class="comment-form-rating">'.
  '<label for="rating">'. __('Rating') . '<span class="required">*</span></label>
  <span class="commentratingbox">';

    //Current rating scale is 1 to 5. If you want the scale to be 1 to 10, then set the value of $i to 10.
    for( $i=1; $i <= 5; $i++ )
    echo '<span class="commentrating"><input type="radio" name="rating" id="rating" value="'. $i .'"/>'. $i .'</span>';



Our comment form has the input fields, but they are useless until we have a system for saving the data inputted by users. By adding an action to the comment_post hook, we devise a method for saving the values of meta data if these are not blank. We should make sure not to save blank meta data fields in order to keep the database table from being cluttered with empty rows. We’re also sanitizing the inputted data using the wp_filter_nohtml_kses filter.

Here is the default usage of the add_comment_meta function:

add_comment_meta($comment_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $unique = false)

In the code, $comment_id is the comment’s default ID set by WordPress. It will be left as is to allow for processing of all comments. The $meta_key stands for the names of the fields as set by us. In this case, the meta keys are the phone number, comment title and rating. Here is how we implement the function in our plugin:

// Save the comment meta data along with comment

add_action( 'comment_post', 'save_comment_meta_data' );
function save_comment_meta_data( $comment_id ) {
  if ( ( isset( $_POST['phone'] ) ) && ( $_POST['phone'] != '') )
  $phone = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['phone']);
  add_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'phone', $phone );

  if ( ( isset( $_POST['title'] ) ) && ( $_POST['title'] != '') )
  $title = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['title']);
  add_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'title', $title );

  if ( ( isset( $_POST['rating'] ) ) && ( $_POST['rating'] != '') )
  $rating = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['rating']);
  add_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'rating', $rating );

Remember marking the ratings field as required? Let’s tell WordPress to refuse comments without a rating. We’ll add a function to the preprocess_comment filter that will be applied to the comment data before it is saved. We’re checking whether the ratings field is empty and then displaying an error message if it is.

// Add the filter to check whether the comment meta data has been filled

add_filter( 'preprocess_comment', 'verify_comment_meta_data' );
function verify_comment_meta_data( $commentdata ) {
  if ( ! isset( $_POST['rating'] ) )
  wp_die( __( 'Error: You did not add a rating. Hit the Back button on your Web browser and resubmit your comment with a rating.' ) );
  return $commentdata;

Now we have our additional input fields in the comment form. We will use the following function to retrieve the comment’s meta data:

get_comment_meta( $comment_id, $meta_key, $single = false )

If we had been working with a theme, then all of the codes above would have gone into the functions.php file, and the code below would have been included in the comment template. Because we are creating a plugin, we will modify the comment’s output and inject our meta data into it. To do this, we’ll make use of the comment_text filter. In the code below, we first retrieve the URL of the plugin’s folder, which is required only because we will be using images saved in that folder (if we were using the codes in a theme, it would have been the URL of the style sheet’s directory or the theme’s directory).

Depending on whether the comment data is set, we might have to retrieve the comment data and text and then add them to the comment section, with the desired formatting. In the code below, the comment’s title is appended to the beginning of the comment’s text, while the rating images and value are added at the end.

// Add the comment meta (saved earlier) to the comment text
// You can also output the comment meta values directly to the comments template  

add_filter( 'comment_text', 'modify_comment');
function modify_comment( $text ){

  $plugin_url_path = WP_PLUGIN_URL;

  if( $commenttitle = get_comment_meta( get_comment_ID(), 'title', true ) ) {
    $commenttitle = '<strong>' . esc_attr( $commenttitle ) . '</strong><br/>';
    $text = $commenttitle . $text;

  if( $commentrating = get_comment_meta( get_comment_ID(), 'rating', true ) ) {
    $commentrating = '<p class="comment-rating">  <img src="'. $plugin_url_path .
    '/ExtendComment/images/'. $commentrating . 'star.gif"/><br/>Rating: <strong>'. $commentrating .' / 5</strong></p>';
    $text = $text . $commentrating;
    return $text;
  } else {
    return $text;

Now, our plugin is ready for us to add the desired input fields in the comment form and to display the meta data with comments. We could stop here, but we won’t. WordPress allows us to edit comments, and we want the option to edit the information entered in these meta fields as well. Therefore, we will continue coding our plugin and add an option to edit these meta fields from the comment editing screen.

We’ll add a meta box on the comment editing page using the add_meta_boxes_comment hook, which tells WordPress to add the reference meta box to the comment editing page. In the function, we’ll add a meta box using the add_meta_box function, the details of which you can check in the WordPress Codex9.

add_meta_box( $id, $title, $callback, $post_type, $context, $priority, $callback_args );

We’re using the meta boxes to add the form fields, along with a wp_nonce_field for security. In the callback function, we retrieve the meta data before proceeding. We then recreate the same set of input fields as were added in the comment form; the only difference is that here, we also show the value. For the rating radio field, we have again used a simple loop; this time checking whether the radio should be checked comes in handy. Using the resulting input fields, we can now modify the meta data added to comments.

// Add an edit option to comment editing screen  

add_action( 'add_meta_boxes_comment', 'extend_comment_add_meta_box' );
function extend_comment_add_meta_box() {
    add_meta_box( 'title', __( 'Comment Metadata - Extend Comment' ), 'extend_comment_meta_box', 'comment', 'normal', 'high' );

function extend_comment_meta_box ( $comment ) {
    $phone = get_comment_meta( $comment->comment_ID, 'phone', true );
    $title = get_comment_meta( $comment->comment_ID, 'title', true );
    $rating = get_comment_meta( $comment->comment_ID, 'rating', true );
    wp_nonce_field( 'extend_comment_update', 'extend_comment_update', false );
        <label for="phone"><?php _e( 'Phone' ); ?></label>
        <input type="text" name="phone" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $phone ); ?>" class="widefat" />
        <label for="title"><?php _e( 'Comment Title' ); ?></label>
        <input type="text" name="title" value="<?php echo esc_attr( $title ); ?>" class="widefat" />
        <label for="rating"><?php _e( 'Rating: ' ); ?></label>
      <span class="commentratingbox">
      <?php for( $i=1; $i <= 5; $i++ ) {
        echo '<span class="commentrating"><input type="radio" name="rating" id="rating" value="'. $i .'"';
        if ( $rating == $i ) echo ' checked="checked"';
        echo ' />'. $i .' </span>';

As our last step, we need to devise a mechanism for saving the modified data from the editing screen. This is quite similar to the process for saving the meta data from a comment form. Here, we use the edit_comment function to verify the nonce key, and then we update or delete the comment meta field.

// Update comment meta data from comment editing screen 

add_action( 'edit_comment', 'extend_comment_edit_metafields' );

function extend_comment_edit_metafields( $comment_id ) {
    if( ! isset( $_POST['extend_comment_update'] ) || ! wp_verify_nonce( $_POST['extend_comment_update'], 'extend_comment_update' ) ) return;

  if ( ( isset( $_POST['phone'] ) ) && ( $_POST['phone'] != '') ) :
  $phone = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['phone']);
  update_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'phone', $phone );
  else :
  delete_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'phone');

  if ( ( isset( $_POST['title'] ) ) && ( $_POST['title'] != '') ):
  $title = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['title']);
  update_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'title', $title );
  else :
  delete_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'title');

  if ( ( isset( $_POST['rating'] ) ) && ( $_POST['rating'] != '') ):
  $rating = wp_filter_nohtml_kses($_POST['rating']);
  update_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'rating', $rating );
  else :
  delete_comment_meta( $comment_id, 'rating');


Our plugin is still missing one critical thing: the ability to automatically delete the meta data for comments should we need to remove the plugin. We can easily instruct WordPress to delete all of the custom comment meta data with a small snippet of code. We just need to create a new file, uninstall.php, in the same folder as our plugin’s file and add the code below to it. This code will first check whether the plugin’s uninstall command is set to true. If so, it retrieves all of the comments and runs a foreach loop to delete the three meta fields. The uninstall command is initiated only when you delete the plugin through WordPress’ dashboard.

if( !defined( 'ABSPATH') && !defined('WP_UNINSTALL_PLUGIN') )

  $comments = get_comments();
  foreach($comments as $comment) {
    delete_comment_meta($comment->comment_ID, 'phone');
    delete_comment_meta($comment->comment_ID, 'title');
    delete_comment_meta($comment->comment_ID, 'rating');

Download the Extend Comment WordPress Plugin10

Screenshot of the Extend Comment plugin installed on the default WordPress theme

Conclusion Link

You can find a rating system implemented in the comments area of hosting review pages on Web Hosting Rock12. It was added directly to the theme to allow for some flexibility and control over the ratings in user comments. We’ve now learned how to use custom meta fields to modify and extend the comment forms in WordPress posts, pages and custom posts. We’ve made use of conditional tags for greater control and customization. And we can restrict these custom fields to certain post types by forcing the functions that add custom input fields to be executed only if the “post type” conditions are met. Now, your comment forms need not be so boring. Add this extra element of fun and interactivity.


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Pritam @ Specky Geek loves creating WordPress themes and dabbles in web designing in his spare time after a day job as a wordsmith. He also blogs about genuine methods of making money online. You can follow him on Twitter at @pphans.

  1. 1

    Louis-Philippe Dea

    May 11, 2012 2:35 pm

    Awesome tutorial, I was just looking on how to create a custom Required field. Thx!

  2. 2

    really a great tutorial

  3. 3

    Andrew Gibson

    May 17, 2012 12:00 pm

    With the radio buttons, would there be an easy way to add a class to the comment based on each of the potential responses? ex. attach class=”1Rating” to the comments and then when displaying the comments you have css for #comments.1Rating so that each rating might display slightly differently(for example background image or color to designate each)?

    • 4

      Pritam @ Specky Geek

      May 27, 2012 10:28 pm

      It should be fairly easy to do if you implement the same in the comments.php template file. You just need to retrieve the rating value and use it as a class for comments.

      If you want the plugin to handle it, you can use comment_class (

      The following is a modified code based on how a class is added to the body. Not tested. Add it to the plug-in file and see if it works.

      * Adds classes to the array of comment classes
      function my_comment_class( $myclass ) {
      if( $commentrating = get_comment_meta( get_comment_ID(), 'rating', true ) ) {
      $myclass = $commentrating;
      return $myclass;
      add_filter( 'comment_class', 'my_comment_class' );

  4. 5

    nice plugins really , so please
    how to show count comment for ech rate , for example,
    rate 1 : 5 rates ,
    rate 2 : 8 rates ;
    rate 3 : 1 rates ;
    rate 4 : 2;
    rates 5 : 0 rates ;

    and thanks

  5. 6

    First of all, this is an awesome plugin and awesome tutorial. I managed to incorporate it on the experimental theme that I am currently working on. However, I think I want to show the average rating. Is that possible? If so, can anybody here show me how?

    Update: Nevermind, I have found the solution. Thanks for this wonderful post.

  6. 9

    Hi, I downloaded, installed, and activated the extend comment plugin, but I only got a comment title box, a rating section, and a large text area box labeled as comment. There is no field for phone number? What could be causing the phone field to not appear?


    • 10

      Check your Discussions set up. The phone (as the name or the url fields) won’t show up if the user has to be logged in to comment on your website… because these informations should then be part of his user-profile iso his comment.

  7. 11

    I didn’t see my last comment posted until I posted another message. Did it go though?

  8. 12

    How can i show more rating fields? i have 5 ratings… but there is only one showing.

  9. 13

    First off,

    Thanks for the plug-in! It’s great. It does exactly what I need.

    The problem I am having is that I only want to have the different fields on a certain page. Its sort of like a classifieds section which requires more information than just Name and Email. This plugin allows me to add the necessary fields, but it adds them to EVERY page where comments are allowed. Is there anyway to limit where the new fields show up on a per page basis?

    I’ve tried using the is_page(); function, but it does not do the trick.

  10. 18

    talha hanjra

    July 12, 2012 12:01 am

    Sir i am getting problem in saving and displaying custom fields data .
    Can anyone tell where is data of custom fields like phone is saving.Thanks

  11. 19

    Great tutorial but, why does it simply prints “Comment Title,” if the comment title left emptied? it should simply hide that comment title when, the comment is moderated.

  12. 20

    Muhammad Akseer

    July 26, 2012 12:10 am

    Hi I love this plugin , i use it .

    Thank you

  13. 21

    I’ve downloaded and installed the plugin but the extra fields are not showing up on the comment form on the post. However, the fields are there in the admin section when I click edit a comment. Please advise.

    • 22

      Check your wp discussions settings… if the user has to be logged in to comment, name, url and phone fields do not have to show up in the comment form and they don’t ;)

  14. 23

    plugin does not work for me. i get this message while submitting a comment “You have taken too long. Please go back and refresh the page”

  15. 24

    I see a couple of people have already asked this BUT, how can I display the average rating on my site?

    P.S thanks for the awesome tut.

  16. 25

    Luciano A. Ferrer

    September 26, 2012 6:18 pm

    Wow, really nice plugin…

    One question… there is any way to show information only on the backend, and not the frontend?
    I have tried commenting a few lines at the modify_comment section, but that affects frontend and backend visualization…

    Any idea?

  17. 26

    Luciano A. Ferrer

    October 1, 2012 6:10 pm

    Ok, I asked for a way to go (read at least) on the wordpress IRC channel, someone pointed me to:
    Then used a few codes on function modify_comment( $text ) section
    It works!

  18. 27

    This and jQuery Star Rating would make a pretty couple

    • 28

      ‘We’ often becomes ‘me’ in times of perosnal triumph.Then the me becomes we when that triumph is either diluted or it soon becomes less of a success. It’s human nature.VA:F [1.9.6_1107]please wait…VA:F [1.9.6_1107](from 0 votes)

  19. 29

    Im trying to add a default value for a custom field whenever the user is already log in..I’ve tried registering the metadata with an if statement but doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas?

  20. 30

    Is there a way to use this and add a filter for the results to only show, 3 star comments, and then only 4 star comments, etc..

  21. 31

    I appreciate the tutorial, as this is exactly what I need for configuring comments for a custom post type. One question: the plugin as used (with WP 3.5) gives the following error when a comment is submitted: “You have taken too long. Please go back and refresh the page.” Any ideas what would cause this?

  22. 32

    I am also recieving the message “You have taken too long. Please go back and refresh the page.” which appears to be related to 3.5,if anyone could help, this is the only working verison of a rating system i’ve been able to get to work properly

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    Sounds like a great plugin and exactly what I’m looking for, but unfortunately when I tried to upload it I got the following message:

    PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Can you please help me out?

  25. 35

    I am using the post comment form as a contact form (Learn More) for a law firm.

    These instructions are great. However when I put the folder and file in my plugins it does not activate.

    Any ideas as to what I have done wrong?


  26. 36

    I want to add multiple ratings.
    I’ve managed to add the in leave a reply, but they don’t show up in the cooment text box above

  27. 37

    Found out how:

    function modify_comment( $text )

    does a return $text after the first if, and to work i’ve commented those returns and made only one after all the $text has been written

  28. 38

    Hey, I just made this plugin to add custom comment fields, and change the comment field titles… hope it helps!

    See a video preview here :

  29. 39

    This post truly deserves a medal. Thanks a ton!

    Saved me hours (or even days?) of introspecting and debugging WordPress’ very odd (hook) architecture. That said, it’s probably wrong to mention “WordPress” and “architecture” in the same sentence in the first place though.

    While I can understand that its UI is working out fairly well, I’m still flabbergasted about the huge user base and adoption of WordPress. If someone would apply for a PHP related job and was showing such code as a sample, that application would move straight to the trash bin.

    How PHP is supposed to be used today:
    (not affiliated with that, but it certainly cuts the basics)

    What wasn’t mentioned in this post:
    The WordPress core bootstrap manually applies PHP’s deprecated and discontinued magic_quotes_gpc to all user input – replacing all original PHP superglobals, without providing a backup somewhere. Essentially: addslashes() on all server parameters.

    So in case you need to work with the original user input without bogus munging, you might be able to use WP’s stripslashes_deep() helper function, which performs the reverse of the addslashes() operation.

    However, be careful when doing so: The entire security of WP core + plugins depends on this gem! (effectively magic_quotes) — Do not strip slashes from the original, shared superglobals (e.g., $_POST). Only from local array copies.

    Anyway, this excellent tutorial (+ code examples) allowed me to move forward with a relatively complex WordPress plugin much faster than I originally planned.


  30. 40

    Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein

    May 25, 2013 6:03 am

    Very nice tutorial. Thanks!

  31. 41

    you can do all that with drupal and more without writing a bit of php. yeah wordpress is easier to install and update but barely now that drupal 8 is out and the dashboard is easier for the people we make them for but the user friendlyness ends there.

    • 42


      Is there any possibility you could help me put this form on my website? I am doing an act of kindness of project and I need some help.


  32. 43

    I’d like to know how to show the comment metadata in the comment form.

    For example, when you fill up your name there’s a line of code
    . esc_attr( $commenter[‘comment_author’] ) .
    that auto-fills the author field, after you have commented once.

    I’ve added an ‘Age’ field – metadata.
    What would I’ve to write in the field’s value to show the commenter’s Age, after they have filled it once?

    Thank you for reading

  33. 44

    Thanks for the tutorial. It is great.

    I was able to modify it to add the field I needed by deleting the lines I did not need.

    It works: it takes the information. However, it does not display the comments. Only the author appears. Is there a fix for this?

    Thanks again

  34. 45


    I need help with adding this form to my page. I am doing an act of kindness project and I need some help. Please reach out if you can assist.

    Thank you!

  35. 46

    Nicely done. Now if I could just get it to verify that a title has been submitted.

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time going over the code and still can’t figure out how to verify that a title has been submitted like it does for the rating. Why is it when ‘title’ is substituted for ‘rating’ the function does not verify? It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me connect the dots.

    add_filter( ‘preprocess_comment’, ‘verify_comment_meta_data’ );
    function verify_comment_meta_data( $commentdata ) {
    if ( ! isset( $_POST[‘rating’] ) )
    wp_die( __( ‘Error: You did not add a rating. Hit the Back button on your Web browser and resubmit your comment with a rating.’ ) );
    return $commentdata;

  36. 48

    Realized that the code “if ( ! isset( $_POST[‘title’] ) )” is working by removing the NOT argument, which means that although the title text input box is empty it has in fact content. Having trouble figuring out where to empty the title variable.

    Is $title = ”; the correct code for clearing the title variable. If so where do I place it? Where I’ve tried hasn’t worked.

  37. 49

    Thanks for this great tutorial.

    I’m having some trouble with the comments showing up on the admin side. The fields show up but the content of the comments aren’t showing up. So each time I try to update all those fields get erased.

    Surely I’m doing something wrong. Help, please.

  38. 50

    You sir are a LEGEND… thank you for sharing, so easy to follow for a noob WordPress developer.

  39. 51

    Great tutorial, thanks!

    Is there also a way to make the Reply To comment form show different fields than the normal comment form?

    For example:

    Comment form: with rating fields
    Reply to that comment without rating fields

    Is this even possible?

  40. 52

    Good plugin! How can you apply the plugin on just a specific custom post type without affecting the default comment template ? Thanks!

  41. 53

    How would we sort posts by top rated?

  42. 54

    Nice tutorial. Just want I wanted only if it could work.. I am recieving an error:
    You have taken too long. Please go back and refresh the page.
    any ideas why?

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    Riccardo TW Angelini

    February 8, 2014 12:59 pm

    I’m sorry but I do not understand how to insert the new comment form

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    Thanks for the explanation.I have install it without Comment Title, and uses twitter name instead of phone no.All ok,but twitter name not showing after commenting.I expect there would be some more code.Could you please add some line for this?

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    Hi, perfect tutorial, but I need only extra subject mandatory field. How do I do it from your version with phone and rating? Thank you very much.

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    Really exhaustive and clear article. It saved me tons of time! Thank you so much!

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    This worked like an absolute gem for me. WordPress 3.9.1, running _S (_tk variant). Huge, huge timesaver.

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    hum Tv Dramas Online

    August 10, 2014 8:39 am

    nice work , great job .

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    Very nice tutorial, can you please tell how to put a custom div class at end of comment form.

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    Good tutorial. Used it to develop my own customized contact form plugin, where I re-define the $args for the comment form fields.

    But it turns out, while testing, that some themes create their own ‘textarea’ field, which adds to my ‘textarea’ field, resulting in two comment text fields. Not good.

    I have set my add_filter( ‘comment_form_default_fields’…. with a higher priority (99) so that it happens later in the ‘page build’ (after the theme does it’s comment_form_default_fields), but the duplicates comment text boxes are still there. Also tried a priority of 8, and that didn’t do it either.

    So, can you think of a generic (works for any theme) that can determine if the comment field has already been defined? And, if the duplicate is found, remove the one in the theme, so I can replace it with mine?

    I understand that the problem is caused by bad coding practices on the theme, but would like to find a workaround.



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