How To Allow Users To Upload Images To WordPress Blog Comments?
December 11th, 2016 | by Ravi Chahar || 6 Comments |
Blog commenting is considered as the best way to connect with more bloggers.
And no doubt that the visual content adds one plus point in the content quality.
Have you ever thought to allow users to upload images in their blog comments? Wouldn’t it be great if people can attach an image along with their comments?
Suppose, someone wants to ask about a problem then a screenshot can be added.
It would be great for everyone. From the blog owner to the readers.
Use A Plugin To Allow Users to Upload Images In The Comment Section.
You are aware of the number of plugins in the WordPress repository.
There are thousands of plugin which can accomplish every task in a WordPress blog. Let me show the plugin and the guide to use it.
Step 1:- Install and activate the “Comment Images Reloaded” plugin.
Step 2:- You have to adjust some settings. The number of images people can upload, the image types etc can be handled by this plugin.
You can even set the size of the image. There are many options from a small image to the mega large image.
You can set the maximum size of the image people can upload. It’s always good to mention such limitation.
It’s because all the images which people upload in the comment section get stored in your media library.
Step 3:- You can check the output of the plugin in the comment section. There would be an image uploader using which people can attach an image along with their comments.
You have successfully added the feature of adding an image.
Isn’t That Easy To Allow Users to Upload Images In A WordPress Blog?
It’s always good to provide something new to your readers.
The more feature you provide more will be the benefit. Your readers would be happy to share their experience, their problems with you.
Just make sure that you do the proper settings of the plugin.
The maximum image size, the fixed image size and more. Try to provide the best user environment.
I might be the only one concerned but I don’t think I would like to offer my readers that option. I would (1) be afraid of spammy photos, and (2) would that image take up space on our servers? I would love to read what your other commenters say about this.
Thank you for sharing it with us!
It might be the case. People are really good in spamming and you should always take the necessary steps to secure your blog. But still, it’s an another feature which can enhance the comments.
Thanks for sharing your views.
Have a great day.
This is a very Informative guide. You explained things very well. Currently I’m using Akismet plugin for comment protection. And I think that this is a great tool to allow the visitors to connect. This can helpful in various ways such as sending screenshots etc. Thank you for sharing.
Akismet is one of the secure plugins to get rid of spam comments. And with the use of the plugin mentioned in the tutorial, you can provide another option to increase your readers’ engagement.
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Have a great week ahead.
Ravi, Could you let us know the benefits of allowing the users to upload the photo with comments apart from the screenshot thing that you have mentioned. And what if the users or even bots(comment bots) take advantage of this and spam our website or try to attack our limited server space ?
Well, there is a slight vulnerability of getting spammed. But if know all the perks of WordPress and its plugins then you won’t worry about bots.
The first thing is that you moderate the comments manually and you will know whether the image is spam or real.
The second thing is that for comments, you can use the plugins like GASP or the inbuilt feature of CommentLuv.
Only humans can pass this.