WordPress Quick Tip: Adding custom fields to the comment form

By April 21, 2016 June 18th, 2019 WordPress

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.

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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!

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