Better Comments Manager
Better Comments Manager is an extension of the default WordPress comments manager with two features.
– Reply to comment from within WordPress Admin Panel.
– View All Comments based by posts.
IMO, this plugin should not exist. Infact the two features that this plugin adds need to be within the WordPress core itself.
Anyway, for those who haven’t started using this plugin yet, let me explain.
By default, whenever you want to reply to a comment on your blog post, you need to visit the post page, get to the comments form and reply there.
This means additional bandwidth drawn from your site as well from your internet connection, not to mention the time that you need to wait for the post page to load and then for the page to load with your new comment added.
BCM (can I call it BCM?) adds a new subpage under Comments in WP-Admin, that adds two links: Reply and View All.
Reply allows you to quickly reply to the comment. Currently the plugin loads a new page for this, but the author plans on adding AJAX support to this which would make it even faster to reply.
The second one will list all the comments of that particular post only. This can be done today too, but this makes the process a lot easier.
These are indeed two good feature additions. One additional feature that I would like to see is the ability to move comments from one post to another. I believe there is another plugin that does this, but BCM can easily have this integrated.
Are you like me and immediately added BCM to your blog? Can you think of any other features that you would like to see in this plugin?