“Quote Comment” v2.0 Released!

I’ve finally released the entirely recoded version of my Quote Comment plugin.

For those who haven’t heard of it before, this plugin allows commenters to quote other comments in their reply. It is highly cofigurable, all via an admin area options page. Try it out here.

As for what’s new in this version, well, everything is. In v1.x, the plugin was very simple. It’d take the content of a comment and use it to create a link that would paste the contents of that comment into the reply box.

Now, a placeholder is used instead. The default placeholder format is this: [Comment ID #123 Will Be Quoted Here]. When a comment is requested, Quote Comment replaces the placeholder with the real comment. The advantage of this is that any edits to the original comment show up in the quotes, formatting of past comments can easily be changed, etc. The only drawback is that the person quoting is not able to only quote part of the comment. Perhaps I’ll think of a way to do that later.

But for now, what are you waiting for? Go download it now!

New Version of “Quote Comment”

There is a bug with WordPress where if you have “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” enabled in your admin area, it doesn’t allow nested blockquotes (one inside the other) even though it’s valid code. Version 1.1 addresses the issue by removing any blockquotes from the quoted comment text if you have the above mentioned feature enabled.

If you have that feature enabled, you can snag the new version of the plugin on it’s homepage. Otherwise, there’s no real need to upgrade as this new version performs the same as the previous one. ;)