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Absolute Comments – Plugin Video Review

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If you cannot see, the video, please visit this link: Absolute Comments – Video Plugin Review

Today’s WordPress Plugin video review is of Absolute Comments by PlanetOzh.

Video Summary: Absolute Comments is a major improvement over the WordPress 2.5 Comments Panel. The plugin allows you to reply to comments easily without having to visit a post. The plugin also allows you to view all comments for a particular post. An immense timesaver.

Pros: Major improvement over the existing WordPress 2.5 comments panel. The plugin makes it easy to reply to comments.

Cons: None, although it would be nice if there was a way to change the default reply text (or have several options) in the admin-panel without having to edit the plugin’s code.

If you think your WordPress plugin will merit itself to a video review, please get in contact with me via e-mail (ronalfy+wltc @ gmail dot com). Please keep in mind I will not review premium plugins.

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  1. Khristopher (7 comments.) says:

    If it threaded comments as well, after replying to a comment, and also send the reply to the commenter that would make it perfect. I’ll stick to Brian’s threaded comments for now, and Comment Mailer.

  2. John (35 comments.) says:

    Wow. That is awesome. Dloading now…

  3. Tadd (89 comments.) says:

    I use ‘Better Comments Manager’ myself, though this looks more promising … BCM adds a whole new link to the main menu rather than integrating directly into the system

    http://techie-buzz.com/wordpre.....lease.html

  4. Martin (2 comments.) says:

    Shame it does not allow you to reply anonymously when logged in as admin, for example using a fake name etc etc.

  5. ...paul (2 comments.) says:

    I really like the looks of this plugin. Don’t get many comments on my blog, but can see how useful this will be just the same. Downloaded and installed.

    Great review; and great plugin — thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  6. Kirk M (67 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the video, Ron. Can I take it that “Absolute Comments” is compatible with the “WP Ajax Edit Comments” plugin? The pair would offer some great functionality if it is.

  7. Ronald Huereca (66 comments.) says:

    Thanks guys for the comments. I’m glad you all like the video.

    @Kirk, yes they work together thankfully.

    @Martin, I’m curious why you would want to…

    @Khris, I think the older (non-2.5 version) had threaded replies. Not sure if this one does.

  8. Ozh (88 comments.) says:

    Thanks for posting this Ronald. Very cool video review as usual.

    This plugin supports threaded comments, but you need a plugin/theme that actually does the threading. It’s just built-in compatibility and not a feature in itself.

  9. Ronald Huereca (66 comments.) says:

    You’re welcome Ozh. And thanks for giving me pointers on the screencasts. I’m still learning as I go :)

  10. Aaron (33 comments.) says:

    This plugin supports threaded comments, but you need a plugin/theme that actually does the threading. It’s just built-in compatibility and not a feature in itself.

    My first thought after I installed it was “what do I have to do to make it thread them,” but it did it automatically. I was very impressed when I saw that.

    Thanks Ohz for an excellent plugin. It has saved me quite a bit of time (and bandwidth) in the last week alone.

  11. Malte Landwehr (1 comments.) says:

    This Plugin looks nice for sure. I will give it a try later. But I fear it will only work with 2.5, not 2.3?

  12. Aaron (33 comments.) says:

    @Malte

    If you want to use it on 2.3, you have to use the older 1.0 version.



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