If you want to show your readers which comments on a specific post are worth reading, just click on a ‘highlight’-link below them and they will be highlighted automatically (uses custom-fields). This plug-in also adds functionality to highlight your own comments, e.g. the blog author.
Additionally, Highlight Comments will create a list of noteworthy comments and put it below your post. It would then look like this:
There are currently 2 comments highlighted: [comment-id], [comment-id]. If you wish, you can even change this text.
Eventually, you can set-up your Cascading-Style-Sheets that will be used to highlight comments via the administrator-GUI of WordPress.
You can deactivate and activate every feature separately.
The installation is as easy as this:
- Upload the whole directory
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Options can be found in your settings panel on the tab ‘Highlight Comments’
- Where does the idea come from?
After a few authors of blogs wished to have a plugin that enables the ability to highlight some comments on their blog which else wouldn’t get the attention they deserve of the readers, I searched one and found ‘Comment Hilite‘. Unfortunately, this plugin works only with older versions of WP.
Later, I explored the plugin ‘Highlight Author Comments‘, which highlights only comments of authors.
Highlight Comments is a plugin that combines Comment Hilite and Highlight Author Comments. Its goal is to work on current WP-versions.