Highlight Author Comments


Unfortunately, due to ill-health, this plugin has not been developed or supported properly for some years. It works with the latest versions of WordPress (including on this website) but could possibly conflict with any WordPress features added after 2008 — e.g. custom post types — if you use them.


Highlight Author Comments automatically displays comments made by a post’s author in a distinctive style with no need to edit your template files, etc. All you do is provide a snippet of CSS styling to be applied to author posts.

This is version 1.0.3 download latest version.

Installation Instructions

Highlight Author Comments is installed in 3 easy steps:

  1. Unzip the “Highlight Author Comments” archive and copy the folder to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Use the Options > Highlight Comment admin page to enter the CSS styling you want to apply to author comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Enter in the Options Page?

The plugin Options page just has one text box where you put the bit of CSS you want to apply to highlighted comments. Don’t include { or }: just the CSS. For example, by default the plugin applies the CSS padding: 1em which ‘indents’ the comment a little all round. If you wanted to also make the text red, for example, you would use color: red; padding: 1em.

CSS Styling… What’s That?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is too complex a subject to go into here. A good resource is provided by the Web Design Group.

How About Some Examples?

Here’s where some artistry would be a help! In lieu of skill here are some examples to play with:

  1. padding: 1em;
  2. padding-left: 20px;
  3. background-color: #FFFF95;
  4. border-left: 1em solid #DDD; padding: 1em;
  5. background: white url(http://www.yourblog.com/images/fluffy-clouds.gif)
  6. background-color: silver; margin-left: -2em; padding: 1em 1em 1em 2em;
  7. etc.

How Does It Know Which Comments to Highlight?

The plugin simply compares the email of the post author with the email of the commentor. This works fine as long as a post author is logged in when commenting. It will fail if the author is not logged in an uses a different email.


  • 1. Chuchu  |  October 25th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    Because it’s hard to modify php files for em, I’ve wanted this.
    I just applied this plugin to my blog(wp 2.2.1) and it worked fine. Thank you for the plugin.

  • 2. jez  |  October 25th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    would like to use it, but the zip file is broken. tried downloading twice. thanks a lot for your work, great idea.

  • 3. Rob  |  October 25th, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    jez: It should be fine now… I was testing a new caching plugin and it was corrupting downloads. Thanks for the heads up.

  • 4. David Lancelot Sjövall  |  October 25th, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Great and EASY plugin. I totaly love it!

  • 5. John Kolbert  |  October 25th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    Hey, this looks like a nice plugin! I’m going to try it right now. Nice work!

  • 6. Sergio  |  October 25th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the plugin man!!!

  • 7. Rolando  |  October 25th, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Very cool, thanks!

  • 8. Chuck  |  October 25th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Very nice plugin – Installed and worked as advertised.
    Thank you!

  • 9. Oliver Chesler  |  October 27th, 2007 at 12:32 am

    It’s working on our blog. Thanks.

  • 10. David Potter  |  October 29th, 2007 at 5:14 am

    Very nice plugin. I’ve been wanting this feature on all my blogs, none of whose themes currently implement the feature. Thanks for doing this.

    One problem I ran into was that you are doing an exact comparison of the email address. This only works if the email address is exactly the same, down to using the same casing. I implemented a modification to call strtolower when dong the comparison. You can see details here:


    Thanks again.

  • 11. Rob  |  October 29th, 2007 at 9:15 am

    David Potter: Thank you for the favourable review.

  • 12. couchmouse  |  November 6th, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Thank you for this plugin. I am using it on my site. WP 2.3.1

  • 13. Schmelding  |  December 1st, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I’m very thankful for this plugin. Past plugins that I’ve seen like this were very limited because only one author per plugin could be specified. How you’re doing is how it should be done.

    I’m not a big fan of inline styling, and it isn’t a “web standards” best practice. One item, or “feature request”, would be to allow for class or id assignments instead inline styling.

    Also, being able to add a tag to a WordPress template instead of simply modding the comment_text() template tag. For example, being able to bold or color the author’s name would be a big benefit.

    That said, again I think this plugin is awesome. Good work and thanks!

  • 14. chada  |  December 2nd, 2007 at 1:14 am

    Thanks for your work!

  • 15. Rob  |  December 2nd, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Schmelding: Thank you for your comments. I agree with you that inline styling isn’t to be generally recommended but in the context of a specific plugin I don’t see the problem. I decided against achieving the desired effect by adding a class because of the extra editing needed — I wanted the solution to be very simple for the novice.

    I like the idea of extending the plugin to be more flexible about what it can style. Can you explain your ‘tag’ idea a little more clearly for me?

  • 16. Caesar  |  December 19th, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    How about a threaded reply option, like Better Comment Manager? I love the functionality of Better Comment Manager, but I refuse to use it because it doesn’t integrate with the Manage Comments page…

  • 17. John  |  February 1st, 2008 at 12:07 am

    When I use your plugin, the author’s first line shows up in a bigger font and the background color, when used, does not fill in the last line of the post.

    I don’t know enough about css to figure out how to fix this.

    It works fine when I replace the comment.php file for use with brian’s threaded comments, probably because the brian plugin uses a replacement css. Unfortunately though I have been unable to work out the many complications of using that plugin with my theme.

    Interestingly your plugin also changes the background of all the comments, not just the author’s, when viewing the comments using the ajaxified “fold down” on the site.

    You have a great plugin and I’ll keep trying to get it to work properly.

  • 18. Rob  |  February 1st, 2008 at 10:45 am

    John: Can you tell me what theme you are using?

  • 19. John  |  February 2nd, 2008 at 1:08 am

    I’m using MyJournal Hypereal


    the home page for the theme seems to be having host issues, it currently has a suspended page.

    my blog is here: http://www.d4v.org

  • 20. Rob  |  February 2nd, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    John: I’ve just been looking at the theme and it seems already set up to highlight author comments — at least it applies a style ‘bypostauthor’ to the right comments. All you should need to do is edit your css to do the job you want.

    My plugin tries to do the task for themes which don’t distinguish between comments. It wraps a styled div around the comment text. In the case of this theme the comments are already quite highly styled and it looks like the styles from the two sources are not interacting well. If you want to keep on with the plugin try using different styles till you find something that suits. I suspect the background is not going to work given the theme’s use of a background image (unless you invent an alternative one) — try just changing the colour of the text enough to stand out. Since the comment text looks slightly grey you could try ‘color: black’ for a start. Or you could pick up the blue colour you use for titles etc.

    Good luck!

  • 21. John  |  February 2nd, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks very much for your comment and help, Rob. Formatting ‘bypostauthor’ accomplished the task and tool care of the issue.

  • 22. get it from Boy!  |  February 3rd, 2008 at 2:28 am

    what’s surprising is that i don’t see any comment highlight by the author of this blog in this comments section! isn’t it ironic…

  • 23. Rob  |  February 3rd, 2008 at 9:44 am

    get it: It’s probably a contrast problem in your browser.

  • 24. Michael Aulia  |  February 8th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    The simplest plugin to use!

    If you can just use a multi-line text area for the CSS Styles for Author Comments field, it’ll be much easier to customize the CSS style :)

  • 25. Rob  |  February 8th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Michael Aulia: Thank you. I agree with you — a textarea is probably better.

  • 26. Shanx  |  February 8th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Quick question Rob. I think the way your code recognizes an “author” is based on the WP world, where the user’s email is registered. So this is the code you have:

    if ($comment->comment_author_email !== get_the_author_email())

    But for those of us who are importing our blog content from Movable Type or EE or something, this may or may not always apply.

    So I’m trying to modify the code you have in this simple but elegant plugin, as follows:

    	if (
    	     stristr($comment->comment_author_email, '@shanx.com')
    	  or stristr($comment->comment_author_name, 'Shanx')
    	  or stristr($comment->comment_author_url, 'shanx.com')

    The idea being: try to recognize the user from whatever method we can. But this isn’t working. Any ideas or thoughts?

  • 27. Rob  |  February 8th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Shanx: I think your mods may work if you use strpos instead of stristr… check for strpos(…) !== false.

  • 28. Shanx  |  February 8th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Brilliant, it works! Thanks.

    My only minor wishlist for this is that the DIV tag is wrapped around only the comment-text, not the whole comment with name, email, etc. I suppose that’s tought to do without too much hacking?

    I’m happy as it is. Thanks!

  • 29. Rob  |  February 8th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Shanx: I agree with you but since I’m injecting the CSS via a WordPress hook I couldn’t find anything else suitable. If you have a brainwave let me know.

  • 30. mus  |  February 12th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I built the feature into this template I’m making. Will users have a problem if they have my template and your plug in?

  • 31. Rob  |  February 13th, 2008 at 10:29 am

    mus: It would be best if they deactivated the plugin but the worst effect should just be some unwanted styling. The default extra styling is just a little extra padding.

  • 32. Jennifer  |  February 15th, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I’ve tried nearly 5 different ways of doing this, yours was by far the best talked out version to get me through it all. Thank you for finally making me understand this!

  • 33. Mona  |  February 15th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the very simple plugin !

  • 34. onimaru  |  February 19th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    it’s really a good plug-in!
    I have longed for it so long.

  • 35. OllieMag  |  March 16th, 2008 at 6:57 am

    Using it on my site right now, http://www.olliemag.com

  • 36. wildfire  |  March 25th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Rob – I’m trying to do the same mod that Shanx mentioned above but it’s not working for my site. Can you repost what the PHP code will look like if you inserted Shanx’s strpos comments into the code section below? Thanks!

    function hac_highlight_comment($content){
    global $comment;
    if ($comment->comment_author_email !== get_the_author_email())
    return $content;
    else {
    $options = get_option(‘hac_highlight_author_comments’);
    return ”.$content.”;

  • 37. Rob  |  March 25th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    wildfire: It is hard to do that kind of thing in general. Shanx wanted to hard-wire some tests for specific substrings that identified himself. Basically he replaces the line:

    if ($comment->comment_author_email !== get_the_author_email())


    if (strpos($comment->comment_author_email, 'shanx') !== false)

    Does that make sense? You would probably want to force both sides of the comparison to lower case too.

  • 38. wildfire  |  March 26th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Rob – thanks for that. Not sure what you mean by “force both sides of the comparison to lower case”, but this is exactly what I was trying to do with my code. Unfortunately it had the opposite effect – highlighting the comments that I didn’t make and leaving those that I did untouched. (obviously I changed the ‘shanx’ to my full email address in the example you list above) I’m not very knowledgeable about PHP, but would love to get your thoughts on this if you have any – as I’m also moving my blog from TypePad to WordPress and want to make this really cool feature retroactive for all my old posts!

  • 39. Rob  |  March 26th, 2008 at 7:36 am

    wildfire: Sorry, replace the ‘!==’ in the comparison by ‘===’ and the right posts should be highlighted.

  • 40. wildfire  |  March 27th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Rob – this works, but not as I had hoped. I was under the impression that Shanx’s string above worked if ANY of the three STRPOS strings were true, but it only seems to work if ALL of the three strings are true. Any suggestions as to how I can make it work, say, if the name and URL match but not the email? (in TypePad, I never asked for emails, so this data wasn’t collected – but in WP now is – so I’d like this flexibility)

  • 41. Rob  |  March 27th, 2008 at 9:35 pm


    if ( strpos($comment->comment_author_email, '@shanx.com') !== false || strpos($comment->comment_author_name, 'Shanx') !== false || strpos($comment->comment_author_url, 'shanx.com') !== false ) {
    	$options = get_option('hac_highlight_author_comments');
    	return '<div style="'.$options['highlight_style'].'">'.$content.'</div>';
    } else {
    	return $content;

  • 42. elf_fu  |  April 1st, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you very much, not only for designing a plug-in that’s extremely easy to use, but one that is needed (as I see it.)

    I’m using it now and happy too! :)

  • 43. eric  |  April 5th, 2008 at 4:37 am

    hi rob, thanks for the plugins. im using the recent comments / similar posts and this one… simplistic and excellant! :)

    im not sure if you’ll be able to assist… though in regards to this plugin… is it possible to modify this script and add a “avatar image” as well?.

    thanks again!

  • 44. Rob  |  April 5th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    eric: At present all the plugin does is wrap the comment content in a styled DIV. It would be possible in a similar way to slip some code, like a gravatar call, before/after the content. Would that do what you would like?

  • 45. eric  |  April 7th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    g`day rob.

    thanks for the reply.

    i’ve figured out how to insert the gravatar “standard” into the comments section (mind you… it too damn easy XD

    keep up the good work, will look forward for future updates on this and other plugs :)

  • 46. space  |  April 23rd, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Can you tell me how to get to the options page you mention? I don’t see it anywhere.

  • 47. Rob  |  April 24th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    space: From the WordPress Dashboard you should see either a settings menu (in WP 2.5) or one called options (<2.5). Under that menu there should be an entry for ‘Highlight’ or ‘Highlight Comments’.

  • 48. space  |  April 24th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Good Lord, I felt like I looked all over the admin site. Thanks, Rob.

  • 49. Daniel Cox  |  May 9th, 2008 at 10:25 pm


    After three days, countless clicks, and feeling a bit churlish about editing my templates, can I just say I love your plug in! thanks for a simple to use, great looking solution.


  • 50. Rob  |  May 10th, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Daniel: Thanks!

  • 51. ari  |  May 14th, 2008 at 6:21 am

    thanks for your creativity. I Luv it. I will use your plugin. Nice idea

  • 52. adspedia.ro  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Thank you. Great plugin.

    Have 1 question: if I want the background box to have rounded corners (like google adsense) how do I insert that in the CSS code field?

    Can u help me?

  • 53. adspedia.ro  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Also:if I have an external CSS stylesheet can I just insert somehow reference to it so the plugin applies that style to my author comment?

  • 54. plandem  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 11:21 am

    is it useless in WP2.5? Afaik author is colored by other color.

  • 55. Rob  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 11:27 am

    adspedia.ro: As it is the plugin only lets you insert css code directly which it them places in an inline style attribute. The plugin code is very simple so if you wanted to you could easily change it to instead insert a class attribute.

    As for rounded corners … they are not straightforward but there are plenty of ways out there. Try googling for ‘css rounded corners’

  • 56. Rob  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 11:38 am

    plandem: It is working fine here on 2.5 and 2.5.1.

  • 57. adspedia.ro  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Rob: I did find a .css file that is already doing that, the question is can you point me to the location in the plugin file where I should modify code to get the absolute path to the style .css document, for author comments, liked http://www.adspedia.ro/css/style_auth.css ?

    Is this possible?


  • 58. Rob  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    adspedia.ro: This is a crude hack but…

    Find the line in the plugin that reads:

    return '<div style="'.$options['highlight_style'].'">'.$content.'</div>';

    and change it into:

    return '<div class="'.$options['highlight_style'].'">'.$content.'</div>';

    Then instead of entering css codes into the options screen enter the name of the class that you want applied to the div that wraps the comment.

    I’m not sure if it will work … but it might.

  • 59. David  |  June 12th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Correcting a minor bug. The line

    return '<div style="'.$options['highlight_style'].'">'.$content.'</div>';

    Should be

    return '<div style="'.$options['highlight_style'].'"><p>'.$content.'</div>';

    Without the additional ” the author’s first and second paragraphs in his own comment are not properly separated.

  • 60. David  |  June 12th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Note, btw, that the symptom of the missing p is evident in your author comments — #18, 25, and 60– above on this very page.

  • 61. Rob  |  June 12th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    David: Thanks–I’ll check it out.

  • 62. John  |  June 12th, 2008 at 8:53 pm


    This plugin was breaking the css on the first paragraph of each comment in my theme.

    The change in code in your comment #64 fixed the issue.

    I don’t understand enough of this to know why. Thanks for the fix.

  • 63. Amanda  |  June 27th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Thank you so much! Works perfectly on 2.5.1 :)

  • 64. Benoy  |  June 30th, 2008 at 1:48 am

    This seams really nice. I will give it a try. thanks a lot!

  • 65. ジェイソン (Jason)  |  June 30th, 2008 at 2:29 am

    What a great plugin! I’ve been looking for something like this :)


  • 66. BOLL  |  June 30th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Yay plugin! 😀 Many thanks Rob!! And David (#64) for fixing it so it works for me as well 😉

  • 67. malapu  |  June 30th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    thanks for the plugin. very nice

  • 68. Cole  |  July 7th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Hmm. This is the third author highlight plugin that has done nothing for me. I am becoming suspicious.

    Plugin is activated, CSS changed and nothing. I do see that my comments have “li author” so something is happening, right?

  • 69. Rob  |  July 10th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Cole: Sounds strange! My plugin doesn’t out in the ‘author’ in the <li> element — it’s probably from one of the other alternative plugins you’ve tried. Are any of them still installed?

    This plugin wraps the comment content in a div with a style attribute. It sounds like that isn’t getting added.

  • 70. Rebecca  |  July 12th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Lovley plugin!
    I have searched for a plugin like this for a long time. But now i found it. Yippie!!!
    Great work!

  • 71. France  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    A simple thank you note for a simple and practical plugin.

  • 72. katya  |  August 6th, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Shall download and implement.

  • 73. David Potter  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 8:14 am

    I’ve been using the plugin since you released it and have really appreciated your work on this (see comment #13).

    I’ve noticed a problem recently in the HTML on my sites and I don’t know if it is this plugin or not. It goes away when I disable the plugin, so I suspect the plugin, but looking at the code I don’t see how it could be.

    What’s happening is if the admin comment contains multiple lines, the first paragraph does not begin with an open paragraph tag, but it does end with a close paragraph tag. Any idea as to why this might be happening?

    I’ve looked at two of my sites and it happens with one but not the other (different themes). Looking at the themes I don’t see a difference there either. I’m hoping you can shed some light on this.


  • 74. Rob  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 8:57 am

    David Potter: Hello! See comment #64 above for a solution. For the life of me I thought I had incorporated that fix and updated all the available code. It seems I have only done that in my dreams. D’oh! Anyway I’ll sort it out shortly. Thanks for the nudge/reminder…

  • 75. Rob  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 10:51 am

    David Potter: Version 1.0.2 has just been released which fixes the collapsing paragraph bug and adds the ability to style the comment author link.

  • 76. Carl McKinney  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Great plugin. Working properly on http://carlmckinney.com/blog. Although the font sizing isn\’t working properly. I styled it to be larger than it\’s appearing.

    Can you think of what I might be doing wrong?

  • 77. Rob  |  August 22nd, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Carl McKinney: Drop the <br /> in the CSS and I think it will work.

  • 78. David Potter  |  August 23rd, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Thanks Rob. The fix works great. By the way, I was hoping you would have incorporated my other bug report. Email address comparisons should be case insensitive. Tod od that, replace line 31 with this:

    if (strtolower($comment->comment_author_email) !== strtolower(get_the_author_email()))

    Hope that helps.


  • 79. Rob  |  August 23rd, 2008 at 8:10 am

    David Potter: True.

  • 80. Abe  |  August 27th, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Very nice mod.

    Took a little while to get it to match my blogs template, but works very well.

    Thanks for the hard work :)

  • 81. Chris  |  September 4th, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Just wanted to let you know, this plugin does causes Akismet spam not be be shown in the Admin section when using the Greasemonkey script Auntie Akismet Spam. Highlight Author Comments causes trackbacks only (I think) not to be shown then the script runs. Auntie Akismet Spam is a well used Greasemonkey script that puts all of your Akismet spam on one page and combines spam from the same IP address.

  • 82. Rob  |  September 4th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Chris: Thanks for the heads up.

  • 83. Snafzg  |  September 4th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Absolutely brilliant, mate! :)

    Thank you so much!

  • 84. Rashed  |  September 7th, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks a lot.

  • 85. nemo  |  September 7th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    I know i’ll sound slow, but, how do I change the font collor on this? I tried just color but it did nothing – ex color: #FFFFFF; tahnks for your help.

  • 86. nemo  |  September 7th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    background-color: #963637;

  • 87. nemo  |  September 7th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    background-color: #000000;

  • 88. Rob  |  September 8th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    nemo: Adding ‘color:red;’ should get you red text. If it’s not working it would help if I knew what site you were using it on.

  • 89. nemo  |  September 10th, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Ahhhhh, I am a little slow in some things, I pressed return/enter and was typing it in the next line…. I just needed to press space and keep on typing it out… i thought it was strange because when i erased everything and had only one line, the text would change the color. When I put the spacing in, it would not, so yeah, I just needed to keep on writing insead of hiting return/enter. Thanks, and this is a great plugin. Much appreciated.

  • 90. Rob  |  September 10th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    nemo: Glad you got it working.

  • 91. c0d3r  |  September 11th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Superb Plugin :) Been trying to do something simillar for some time now 😀 This is wayy easier than re-coding in css! Fantastic job 😀 love it!

  • 92. Rob  |  September 11th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    c0d3r: Thanks!

  • 93. leoslab  |  September 24th, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Great plugin!. Thx

  • 94. Alex  |  October 3rd, 2008 at 10:08 am


    Many thanks for this plugin, worked like a charm! Took me some tries to figure out that you needed to have everything in one line (the text area within the plugin’s settings is a bit misleading there), but it is all working fine now 😉

    Cheers again!

  • 95. Rob  |  October 4th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Alex: Oops, I thought I had fixed that problem… obviously not. Thanks for the heads up.

  • 96. Christian  |  November 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the plugin, Rob. I will try it out.

  • 97. Rolando  |  November 11th, 2008 at 5:20 am

    Thanks for the plugin! Work fine on my 2.6.3 blog (knock on wood).

  • 98. Erin  |  November 24th, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Thanks for the awesome plugin!

  • 99. tyronebcookin  |  November 27th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Here is my code:
    background-color: #C3DCF1;

    I cannot get the color of the text to change no matter what, could it be it will not override the theme css for some reason?

  • 100. tyronebcookin  |  November 27th, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Oh, and how do you get it to show nothing for for dates and numbers like the other comments? Can I do that thru css in the area you provide us?

  • 101. Solomon  |  December 29th, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    This works perfectly in WordPress 2.7. Thank you for making it available for free. :)

  • 102. Richh  |  January 7th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Just so you know, this plug-in won’t be needed if you’re using WP 2.7 or above – at least if you’re using one of the default themes or one that the theme author has updated properly to take into account WP 2.7’s new comment features.

    The latest versions of WorPress automatically add different classes to the comments depending on the role of who posts them – so an author gets class=”bypostauthor” for example. There;s others too, all listed on the WordPress site. This makes it real easy to style author/admin comments and make them stand out from the rest!

  • 103. vladimire  |  February 26th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I’ve been using this plugin for a while now, like a charm.
    I wan to use it now to highlight not just the comment’s posted by the ahthor, but by two or three people, let’s say the admins, i used this code but.. :

    else if(strlower($comment->comment_authot_email)== "XXXXX@hotmail.com" or (strlower($comment->comment_authot_email)=="XXXXX@hotmail.com")) 
    		$options = get_option('hac_highlight_author_comments');
    		return '<div style="'.$options['highlight_style'].'"><p>'.$content.'</div>';

    but it is not working

  • 104. Abe  |  March 5th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I have a question…

    Can be used not only for the post’s autor, but all the autors in the blog??

    Thanks, i’m downloading it..

  • 105. Tom Kenny  |  April 27th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I like the plugin and will be using it on my project that I’m currently developing.

    I do have one suggestion though. I recommend adding a class to the div that you place around the comments. This way I’ll be able to style the div (or anything within it) within my own CSS rather than having to do it through the admin area.

    I’ve edited the plugin file to add class=”authorcomment” but it would be cool if that was included by default just to give us the option.

    Thanks for the plugin!

  • 106. Dawn Pedersen  |  May 5th, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Thanks so much! I saw this comment highlight feature on another blog and had no idea how to do it.

  • 107. Robin Woo  |  June 9th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    very good plugin,thank you ,but i want to translate it to chinese !

  • 108. Steupz  |  June 13th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Is there anyone using this plugin to highlight both the site owner’s and other readers’ comments?

    I wanna see how it looks

    And what’s the plugin used to give commenters MCE type capability to comment

  • 109. Jane  |  June 30th, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Easiest plugin for this purpose. Don’t even need to worry about the nested comments: This accomplishes close to the same thing and with so much ease. Thanks.

  • 110. Genghis Khent  |  July 9th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    This plug in works if I post a comment. But there is no similar highlight if I reply to another reader’s comment. Or am I missing something? Thanks. Genghis

  • 111. Drew McManus  |  July 10th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Is there a way to get the styling to apply to the entire comment head instead of just the author link?

  • 112. Rehan Oberoi  |  July 30th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I just installed and started using. it is so handy and useful. Where was this all the while when I was struggling. Anyway thank you so much. This is very helpful for me atleast.

  • 113. Christine Sutherland  |  August 16th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    A plugin where you have to know CSS code? And a support link which is basically a whole CSS training program? When the overwhelming majority of people who use WordPress don’t do code?

    Doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    Even a few simple eg’s of specifically what to key into the two boxes would have been useful. Most people could work it out from there.

  • 114. tariq iqbal  |  September 2nd, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    thanks it is very good plugin. but i don,t know what should i add for Style the author link:

    Please help me give the Style to author link:
    i don’t know about css so need some codes .


  • 115. рецепти  |  September 4th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    How about a threaded reply option, like Better Comment Manager? I love the functionality of Better Comment Manager, but I refuse to use it because it doesn’t integrate with the Manage Comments page