WordPress allows you to disable comments on a post by post basis, but doing so…
If you thought that you have all the plugins that you think you need, then you’re wrong bucko cause this one will surely strike your interest!
It’s one of those plugins that when you see what they’re capable of, you immediately just install and implement them to your site!
But for those of you who are a bit skeptical or have no idea what this plugin is about, then you are in the right place because soon you shall learn everything you need to know about this mighty plugin – Zeno Report Comments!
So, let’s get started!
We all know what the Internet is like when you give everybody the ability to anonymously say whatever they want. It should come as no shock the things that people are ready to say over this platform and all it does is make people upset and angry.
So, how do we suppress such unwanted sights and behaviors?
Well, the logical thing to do here is going through all of the comments and start removing such comments, but that is too much work and resources spent on something so silly, right? So, the next best thing you could do is to simply let your community clean it out for you! Yup!
What is Zeno Report Comments?
Zeno Report Comments is a very light tool that allows your visitors, customers and/or fans the ability to report certain comments that they deem inappropriate or just simply untastefully vulgar. These comments are then in turn hidden and await a moderator (a human being) to go through them and determine if they are in fact as dastardly as they have originally been reported.
But don’t think that after only one flag the comment is going to be immediately moved to the pending moderating section, but rather when a certain threshold has been reached (you can set it to whatever you please) will it be hidden and await your moderator’s attention. This is made so that one person can’t flag all of the comments, but it rather needs multiple people to flag the same comment in order for it to take effect (being sent into moderation).
So, no, this is not considered censorship but more of a quality of life type of plugin that creates a better user experience and does not, in turn, make you have less traffic when implemented.
It also makes the users more engaged with your company and site by providing them with the opportunity to make the site more friendly and less as if it were swarmed by little daemons that are on an insulting spree.
The plugin is up to date and has great user reviews, so I highly recommend that you check it out if you haven’t already!
A word of caution!
Do not succumb to the temptation to start just simply removing all the comments that have been flagged as inappropriate right of the bat because chances are that some of these have been wrongly flagged or are more of a personal “vendetta” that users are doing on the site, or if someone was not understood correctly and has been unjustly flagged. So, keep an eye out for these things!
How does it work?
It is simple enough, really. Just simply download (install) the plugin to your WordPress website, and after that go to the “Plugins” page and activate Zeno Report Comments. Once you do that, you should be able to find “Allow comment flagging” under Settings > Discussion page, and then simply activate the flag and choose your threshold number. That’s about it!
Costs, Caveats, Etc.
There are none!
It is safe to say that this WordPress plugin is a must-have especially on sites where you expect to get a lot of feedback from users if the site consists of several segments where users can comment and if you have a forum structure on your site.
There really is no point for you to go around and moderate things manually comment by comment. Save time and resources by installing this very light plugin that will save you countless hours and hours upon end. In the long run, this really is the way to go!
Plus, it will in no way, shape or form decrease the speed of your site. Pair that up with the fact that it is completely free to use, and you get yourself a very powerful tool that is as easy to use as it is light!
There is no need for you to spend time learning how to use this plugin because it is self-explanatory and easy to use! The plugin is up to date and has great user reviews, so I highly recommend that you check it out if you haven’t already!