WordPress 4.5 Improves Comment Moderation Screens

Building on the momentum generated from the WordPress 4.4 development cycle, WordPress 4.5 includes a number of enhancements to comments. In a post on the Make Core blog, Rachel Baker explains the changes and what to expect. “WordPress 4.5 includes several ancient bug fixes and a few enhancements in the (more…)

In Case You Missed It Featured Image

There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is part of a new series where I share an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full (more…)

Milestone: WP Tavern Publishes its 30,000th Comment

When I founded WP Tavern in 2009, comments were an important part of the site’s initial success. After six years, the site has published its 30,000th comment. At a time where large websites such as Copyblogger and the Toronto Star are closing down comments in favor of social media, the (more…)

WordPress Weekly Featured Image

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Drew Jaynes, WordPress core contributor. We discuss a wide range of topics, from Jaynes’ opinions on Scott Taylor’s work on WordPress 4.4 thus far to his trip to WordCamp Capetown Africa, 2015. We go in-depth on 10up’s (more…)

Lessons I Learned Moderating Comments in WordPress

In the past 4-5 weeks, I’ve moderated every comment submitted to WP Tavern. Not only was it an experiment to see what would happen but a new way for me to use WordPress. The experiment introduced me to several drawbacks in WordPress’ comment moderation system. Lack of Context Comments that (more…)

Comment Approved Plugin Featured Image

Since enabling comment moderation on the Tavern, I’ve discovered that WordPress does not notify commenters when their comments are approved. On the Tavern, I’m using the Comment Approved plugin by Niels van Renselaar. It allows me to create a custom notification message that is sent when a comment is approved. (more…)