What is it?
Comment Spotlight allows you to easily highlight notable comments with icons or images. You might have one for particularly foolish or annoying comments, another for trolls, and one for particularly insightful statements. A “spotlight” can be anything you like. (See the first comments on this page for examples)
How do I use it?
You edit the comment you want to spotlight, and add a special HTML comment to the text (probably at the beginning). The plugin comes with two default spotlights — “bravo” and “dunce”. If I wanted to spotlight a comment I really like, I would give it a “bravo” by adding the following to the comment:
Note that most commenters can not spotlight themselves. Only a person with comment-moderation capabilities can spotlight his own comment as it is written. (If Joe Commenter tries to spotlight himself, the tag is deleted before the comment posts.)
To set up new spotlights or edit existing ones, go to Settings -> Comment Spotlight in the WordPress Admin.
The spotlight images all have a class of “spotlight”, so if you like you can style it with CSS.
Download the file, unzip it, and put the comment-spotlight folder into your blog’s wp-content/plugins/ directory. Next activate it in the WordPress Plugins panel.
- comment-spotlight.zip v. 1.1.1
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