How to Allow Users to Report Inappropriate Comments in WordPress

A great feature of Facebook groups is it allows users to report inappropriate comments. This brings it to the attention of moderators and administrators to have them remove offensive, rude or hurtful comments from a group. In this video, we’ll show you how to have this same power on your WordPress site where your users will be able to report inappropriate comments.

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For the first method we will be using the Zeno Report Comments plugin that can be found here:

Zeno Report Comments

Once you install and activate the plugin you will want to go under Settings, Discussion in your admin area. You will see a checkbox labled Allow comment flagging that you want to check to enable and save this setting.

Additional customization options should now appear such as the flagging threshold which decides how many users need to report the comment for it to be flagged for your attention. There is additonally the option to enable admin notificatons where the admin email address is sent an email when a comment is set for moderation and/or is reported in general.

This will add a report link beneath comments that once clicked will leave a message thanking users for reporting the comments. Now when you go to the comments section in your admin area you should be able to see how many reports a specific comment has.

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