Do you want to allow users to upload images with their comments in WordPress? Well keep watching, in this video I’ll walk you through how you can allow users to upload images when they comment on your WordPress website.
To get this going let’s head over to our WordPress dashboard, from here we need to install a plugin, so let’s head over to Plugins-> Add New.
The plugin we’re looking for is called Comment attachment, so we’ll search for that in the search area. This is the one we’re looking for. So let’s click Install Now
and once it’s installed you need to go ahead and click activate.
Once it’s activated let’s head over to Settings, Discussion area so we can set it up.
This whole page is what you can do for allowing discussions and we want to go all the way down to the comment attachment area. This is the area that the plugin just added. From here you can just decide where to allow the displayed item to go either before or after the comment,
the name of the attachment area, if it’s required or not, and then scrolling down you want to decide the allowed file types. You probably want jpg, gif, PNG.
Those are the main ones that are usually associated with images and then you can decide if you want to allow things like PDF, a document, or say a PowerPoint presentation. Once you’ve decided what all to allow you want to scroll all the way down and make sure you click Save Changes
And now if a visitor goes to your website and wants to add a comment they also have the ability to upload a file as well.
Now when someone uploads an image just note that it’ll be in your media library area,
so if you need to delete that image you can delete it but it won’t affect the comment. You also want to decide on some comment posting guidelines on your site to let users know what kind of attachments are allowed and that’s a quick and easy way to allow images to be uploaded with user comments.