Set Minimum Comment Length in WordPress

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Comments play a vital role in the future of a blog. Comments are the medium of communicating with the author and other readers. Sometimes comments play a good role in SEO. Search engines have started indexing the blog comments also, so the better and related comments you have you have a good SEO score.

But most of the time we see people give very short comments like, “Thanks for the article, very nice tips, useful tips, thanks” etc. We do appreciate all the visitors who give their comments and appreciate our works. But these short comments do not add any value for a long term as far as SEO is concerned and who knows these types of short comments may harm your SEO ranking. If you see most of the forums have set a minimum length for the response word count. Unfortunately we do not have such functionality in WordPress which sets a minimum comment length by default.

Here in this article I would like to introduce you to the WordPress plugin Minimum Comment Length which helps in setting a minimum comment length for your WordPress comments.

This plugin easily checks the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it’s too short (except if you’re either an editor or an admin). So if you are a visitor and trying to enter a comment which counts less word than the minimum set length then it shows an error message to the user. This error message is customizable. 

How to Use Wordpress Minimum Comment Length plugin

First of all you need to install and activate this Minimum Comment Length plugin for WordPress. After that you can configure in the settings panel of the plugin and set your required fields. You can set your required minimum comment length as shown below. You can also customize the Error message. After making all the changes save the settings and you are done.

minimum comment length WordPress

Now users will get an error message when they try to submit comments with lesser word counts. Hope you found the article useful.


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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