Add Comments

Plugin URI: Contributors: bitacre
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Tags: add comments, add, comments, manual, author, comment author, multiple, multiple comments
Requires at least: 2.8
Tested up to: 3.5
Stable tag: 1.0.1

Add multiple comments at once to a post or page with whatever author information you want..


Adds an options page that has a dropdown menu of all your posts and pages. You select what author information you want to appear, and paste a block of text into the comment section. Use %*% to break the text into seperate comments.


  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the add-comments directory.
  2. Upload this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate 'Literal Shortcode' on the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  4. Browse to the Add Comments page on the Options menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add comments?

Browse to the Add Comments page on the Options menu and put your author info into the form. Paste your comments into the box seperated by %*%. Click Add Comments.


Add Comments Screenshot 1
Screenshot of the Add Comments page.



  • Added a line to check for empty input.


  • First released version.
  • There may still be bugs, but I can't find any.

Upgrade Notice


Recommended upgrade, adds code to check for empty inputs.


First release, no upgrade notice (included to make the WordPress readme.txt validator happy).

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9 Thoughts on “Add Comments

  1. savio dsilva on October 7, 2012 at 5:53 am said:

    I want to know how we can add multiple usernames for the multiple comments added.

    In this version you can add multiple comments but it is quite useless since all the comments come with the same username.

    How can we show that the comments have been added by multiple users instead of 1.

    Thanks in advance.

    • bitacre on October 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm said:

      There is no way to do this other than running the plugin multiple times. Nor can I think of an elegant way to support multiple usernames. Any ideas?

      • Mike on June 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm said:

        Well I’m not sure how to solve the multiple authors problem but I think having some way of adding a username list would help. For example, maybe there could be a text file where we add dozens of fake usernames. Then every time the script loads it automatically pulls a name out of that file and uses it for the author field. It would make things a bit quicker.

        I think the only way to make it so we could add multiple comments from different authors at the same time would be to make the script hit the database directly.

  2. denis dahly on November 4, 2012 at 6:39 am said:

    Just wondering, what is the — (Browse to the Add Comments page on the Options menu).

    Theres many comment menus were is yours? Is this in the page itself or in settings someplace on thadministrationon screen.

    • bitacre on November 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

      It’s on the left hand side of the Dashboard as an option under “Comments”. (normally this menu item has no child items).

  3. Konstantinos Zournas on July 20, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

    I am using the latest version of your plugin 1.0.1 with wordpres 3.5.2 but when I click on add comments on my admin page I get almost nothing from the screen you have above.
    I only get this:
    “Add where?
    Post [bullet point]

    And then there is nothing below.
    I tried it with every browser and I get the same.
    What do you think is wrong?

  4. Michael on September 9, 2013 at 8:56 am said:


    First of all, thank you for this wonderfull plugin.
    I was wandering, have you thought of adding support for cusom post types?

    • I took the liberty to modify your plugin and make it work for custom post types too. I can send you my modified version if you are interested.
      Once again, thank you for this unique plugin!

  5. When I install the plugin it doesn’t show all the pages available, just 4

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