December 22nd, 2010
Freebie Plugin Released: Download Post Comments
I’ve recently released a very simple WordPress plugin that will allow you to download all comments on a particular post as a CSV. The purpose of this plugin was to help bloggers who run contests on their blogs and use the comments section to collect entries into the contest. If you get a large number of comments/entries, and you’re using something like “random.org” to pick the winning comment “number” – it can be hard to determine which comment that number represents. By downloading all the comments as a CSV, you can then open it with Microsoft Excel, and see very clearly (via row number) which comment is the winner. The plugin is being hosted on the WordPress.org plugin repository, and if you’d like to use it on your site, you can download it here: Download Post Comments.