Comment Guestbook

Add a guestbook site which uses the wordpress integrated comments.

Author:mibuthu (profile at
WordPress version required:4.9
WordPress version tested:5.7.2
Plugin version:0.8.0
Added to WordPress repository:03-04-2012
Last updated:12-04-2021
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The purpose of this plugin is to add a guestbook site which uses the wordpress integrated comments.
Using the wordpress integrated comments system has some important advantages:

  • Consistent styling of guestbook form and comment list for every theme you are using.
  • All wordpress comment features are available for the guestbook comments also (e.g. E-Mail Notification, listing in “All Comments” on admin page,…)
  • All plugins which are modifying the comment list or comment form will also work with Comment Guestbook automatically (e.g. a captcha plugin for antispam).

Other features and options:

  • Setup comment form position (in page, above comment list, below comment list). You can also use more than one.
  • Adjust the comment form (change texts, hide elements)
  • Ajdust the comment order (newest first, oldest first)
  • Option to show numbered pagination links for the comment list
  • Ajdust the comment html-code for the guestbook page
  • Option to include all comments of your site in the comment list on the guestbook page
  • Sidebar widget to show recent comments with a lot of options
  • Show a message after a new comment was made. This option you can also enable for all post/pages in your blog


Simply insert the shortcode [comment-guestbook] into a page to enable this plugin.

On the admin page (goto Comments -> About Guestbook) you can find a detailed description. In the admin area you can find a settings page with a lot of options to modify the behavior and output.


If you want to follow the development status have a look at the git-repository on github.
Feel free to add your merge requests there, if you want to help to improve the plugin.


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