Comments Policy For WordPress. Some comments are pure SPAM, easily destroyed by Akismet with the click of a button. Others type of semi-legit comments however is much harder to deal with.
For example, you’ll find a lot of people post legitimate and meaningful comments but stuff the “Name” column with keywords for their website (some smart SEO guru told them that’s how it’s done). Others may drop their signature link (s) in the comment itself. This makes it difficult for you to moderate, and previously you just had to live with it.
Here’s a solution: Clearly display a “comment policy” on your blog, help your readers self-moderate their comments, and save loads of time.
Using the Comment Policy Plugin for WordPress you’ll be able to do just that. Tell your readers what type of comments are acceptable, and which ones are not.
How It Looks Like on Your Blog
On your blog’s comment form, readers will see your comment policy. They can then read what you will – or will not – accept in comments. This alone will significantly reduce the amount of keyword stuffing, signature links, etc as you let your readers know what happens if their comments don’t adhere to your policy.
Let them self-moderate their comments before submitting them, saving you tons of precious blogging hours.
You can edit the appearance of the policy display completely using the Custom CSS box. Making it match the overall look of your blog is easy. You can automatically place the policy display on your comments form, or manually insert his code to where you want your policy to appear:
<?php comments_policy(); ?>
Easy Policy Editor for Admin
As a blog admin, you can easily edit your policy, taking the default bullet points and text as a base. You can add an opening and closing statement, and rearrange the order of the bullet points. You can add more bullet points, temporarily disable some, and of course, permanently delete bullets.
Once you have installed the plugin and activated it, you will see a new “Comments Policy” link right beneath the Comments section. We’ve put it in the most obvious place
The most important thing is that if you own many blogs, you can create your comments policy in one blog and just export it, save it to your computer. On your other blogs, install Comments Policy and export the .json file to automatically re-create your policy.
Of course, all this isn’t too hard to do if you’re good at HTML and know how to edit your WordPress theme – but hey this plugin does all the dirty work for you.
You can even download or create a sophisticated plugin that automatically searches comments based on your criteria and delete them.
You may find, however, that prevention is way better than the cure.
This plugin is no longer supported, as we’ve grown jaded and annoyed with the WordPress plugin submission system.