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Crowd Control by Postmatic — Comment moderation decentralized

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Crowd Control by Postmatic — Comment moderation decentralized


Crowd Control gives your users the ability to report comments as inappropriate with a single click. If a comment gets flagged multiple times it’ll be removed from the post and marked as pending moderation. We’ll even send you an email to let you know. Now you can still go away on vacation and rest assured the trolls won’t overrun your site.


  • Simple settings on the Setings > Discussion screen.
  • A small report box is placed on your comment template allowing visitors to report a comment.
  • A new column is added to the comment moderation screen showing the number of times each comment has been reported. Comments which have been reported more than the allowed number of times (configured by you) are automatically sent to moderation.


  1. Download and unzip the plugin.
  2. Copy the safe-report-comments directory into your plugins folder.
  3. Visit your Plugins page and activate the plugin.
  4. A new checkbox called «Allow comment flagging» will appear in the Settings->Discussion page.
  5. Activate the flag and set the threshold value which will appear on the same page after activation. Set it to whatever you like.


6 Մարտի, 2017
I’m happy to see that there is a solution for reporting comments as inappropriate on a WordPress website. Obviously this plug-in does only make sense for bigger sites with a lot of comments, but there it’s very helpful, especially of your site attracts spammers, trolls and alike.
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Contributors & Developers

“Crowd Control by Postmatic — Comment moderation decentralized” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Compatibilty with WordPress 5.2


  • Nifty new icon.
  • Fixed a bug in which all comments were sent to moderation in certain situations.
  • The report button is not shown to logged-out users if you have ‘Users must be logged in to comment’ enabled.
  • Fixed errors in the add_flagging_link_comment() method.

  • Released 2015-09-29
  • Fixed a bug in which reporting a comment would throw a 500 error on certain cache setups.


  • Released 2015-09-29
  • Better positioning of Report link.
  • Fancy pretty new ajax confirmation of reported links.
  • Authors/Contributors/Editors/Admin comments now need 2x the number of reports before being sent to moderation.
  • Moderation emails are now sent via Postmatic if it is present.


  • Released 2015-09-22
  • Initial release. Based on Safe Report Comments by Automattic… brought up to date, improved, bugs all squashed, cookies added, internationalized, and integrated with Epoch and Postmatic.