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Ch-Ch-Changes Update: Comment Problem SOLVED!

By Brian | January 14, 2012 | Share on Facebook


After copious feedback from my small but loyal audience, I believe I’ve solved the “I can see everyone else’s answers so why bother guessing?” problem with my latest Photoshop contest.

WordPress has an available plugin called Comment Timeout by James McKay. It’s simple enough – it enhances WordPress’s built-in “all comments on or all comments off” functionality by allowing the administrator (that’s me) to specify an age at which posts no longer receive comments. But more importantly (to me, anyway), it allows me to override the setting on a post-by-post basis.

So, I’ve set posts to “timeout” at zero days old (i.e., immediately), which sends all the comments to moderation. But for all non-photoshop posts, I can override that setting with one-click at posting time. So now, most posts on this blog will allow (encourage!) comments as they always did, and the Photoshop contest posts will send them to my moderation queue. I’ll leave them hidden until I reveal the answer to the puzzle, and then people can click back & see what everyone else’s guesses were.

Problem solved!

Topics: Blogging about Blogs | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Ch-Ch-Changes Update: Comment Problem SOLVED!”

  1. Michael Weinmayr says at January 15th, 2012 at 10:42 am :
    Nice. That ought to work.