JSM's Show Comment Metadata


Wondering about the comment meta your theme and/or plugins might be creating?

Want to find the name of a specific comment meta key?

Need some help debugging your comment meta (aka custom fields)?

The JSM’s Show Comment Metadata plugin displays all comment meta (aka custom fields) keys and their unserialized values in a metabox at the bottom of comment editing pages.

There are no plugin settings — simply install and activate the plugin.

Related Plugins


  • The "Comment Metadata" metabox added to admin comment editing pages.


Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse… button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the ZIP file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.


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Contributors & Developers

“JSM's Show Comment Metadata” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Version Numbering

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}[-{stage}.{level}]

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).


Changelog / Release Notes

Version 2.0.0 (2021/11/26)

  • New Features
    • None.
  • Improvements
    • None.
  • Bugfixes
    • None.
  • Developer Notes
    • Complete rewrite of the plugin — all class, method, and filter names have changed.
  • Requires At Least
    • PHP v7.2.
    • WordPress v5.2.