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#53038 new feature request

Comment Moderation by Specific Post or Page

Reported by: ispreview's profile ispreview Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.7.1
Component: Comments Keywords:
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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 pages.

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.

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