In this post, we will see how to handle the comments & plugins in WordPress. To add a comment on any post of WordPress author give their personal information like name, email and then only he/she can comment on any post.
As you can see users/readers need to enter their name and email in order to comment on any post. If they check the last checkbox then while entering the next comment it will not ask for their name. Because their name and email will be saved as the cache. After posting the comment it will not be shown directly below the post. From here it will go for approval to admin. Only the admin can handle the comments.
Handlling the comments in WordPress
First login into WordPress as an admin. Click on the Comments option. You can see all the comments on your blog. From here you can handle each of them. You can choose which comment you want to display on the blog which is not.
As you can see you will get various options to handle the comment when you hover over the comment. If you approve any comment then that comment will be shown below the respective article. If you think that the comment is not appropriate then you can mark it as Spam, so that comment will be marked as spam. With spam, you can delete the comment. Also, you can modify the comment and then approve it to show on site.
If you want to give a reply to this comment, then you can reply from here also. Your reply will be shown on the site just below to this comment. Or else you can reply as an admin directly from the site.
Plugins are used to provide extra features on our website. Any plugin is software that contains functions to provide the particular feature.
Click on the Plugins option to see all the installed plugins. As you can see below is the table that shows the installed plugins. You can Activate and Deactivate the plugins from here. If you don’t want any plugins then you can delete them also. As well as if any update is available for any plugin then it will be shown in this list, and you can update that particular plugin. You can enable and disable the auto-update option for the plugins.
Add new plugin
To add a new plugin in WordPress click on Add New option. You will get to see all the plugins available, search for the specific plugin you want. Select any plugin you want to install and click on Install Now. Here I want to install the form plugin so I’ll search as form. The wpforms is one of the best plugins to create contact forms. So I’ll install by clicking on Install Now. After it gets installed click on Activate.
After you click on Activate the plugin will be activated and will be added to the left vertical bar. So from there, you can access this plugin and create forms. As you can see below WPForms is added in the vertical bar. It provides a simple way to create Contact Forms.
Plugin editor is used to making changes in installed plugins. You can use this to modify the code of the plugin and get some extra features. Click on the Plugin editor option, it will show a pop-up. Pop-up says that if you temper with the plugin file then it may harm the existing functionality provided by the plugin. So it depends on you if you want to modify it you can click on I understand or click on Go back.
If you click on I understand then you will get to see an editor using which you can modify the code of the plugin. On the right-top side, you can select which plugin you want to modify, and then you will get respective files on the right side of the editor. Under the editor, there is a dropdown where you can select the function name you want to change. After changing click on the update file to save the changes.