I recently had a project where I needed to add a few extra fields to the WP default comment form, but I really didn’t want to go to a different comment platform like disqus. The client needed 2 extra fields, a phone number field, and a suburb field.
After searching for custom comment form plugins for what seemed like ages, I actually found one that’s basic but does the job well, and it’s free! Double Win!
So this is the plugin I ended up using -> WordPress Comment Fields
It features a drag and drop comment form builder to add your custom fields, has both a free and paid version. Most people should get by with just the free one as it has all the basic custom field types, like:
- radio buttons
- check boxes
- drop downs
- multi-select fields
- URL fields
- and of course your basic text & text area options.
If you decide to go premium, you also get image/file upload fields, date pickers, google maps, star rating options, and 2 captcha options.
Both free and paid plugins have to option to replace the default comment form on all pages, or even just choose specific pages/posts. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with how flexible this free little plugin is. Here’s a screen grab of both the form builder and a few of the options.
This is exactly why I love WordPress so much, just like Apple says “There’s an app for everything!”, with WordPress there’s a plugin for everything!
With a passion for digital marketing and web design (primarily WordPress), Matthew never stops learning! He rather reads up on new marketing strategies than binge-watch the next big NetFlix special.
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