Control Comment Length


If the comment is too long or too short a message including the current and the required length of the comment will be sent.

In the backend interface, you can define the minimum and the maximum character length of the comment.
You can also adjust the reference of a comment which is too long or too short.

  • The character length can be controlled for comments written by admins.
  • The character length for all users who are able to moderate the comments can be controlled.

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  • Screenshot 1 of the backend interface
  • Screenshot 2 of the backend interface
  • Screenshot 3 of the frontend message
  • Screenshot 4 of the frontend message


  1. Upload control-comment-length to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure in Backend: Settings -> Control Comment Length


28 2846 May 2846 000000 2020
Whatever you have in the options boxes by default (all the German text) produces a warning from WordFence. If you remove all that then the warnings go away. The problem with this plugin (like the other comment length limiters that I've tested) is that there is no countdown for the user. There is no warning until AFTER the comment has already been posted. E.g., I write a comment that's 2,000 characters long and it takes me 30 minutes. After I'm done, I get the error that my comment is too long! Nothing warns me that the comment is too long until I finally submit it. Then, there's nothing that says, "You're over by this many characters." So the user has no idea what the comment length actually is. Lastly, the only 5-star ratings are from the author himself. A little strange.
7 0738 January 0738 000000 2020
I don't really know why this plugin has such a bad average rating. It does it's job like described, and i also checked the code. If there would be any problems, wordpress would take the plugin from the market. So go for it.
7 0717 February 0717 000000 2017
I wish you all the best with my plugin! Its my first and i hope that you'll like it. Have fun!
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Contributors & Developers

“Control Comment Length” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



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