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Rapid Comment Reply


Reworking of WordPress’s frontend comment-reply.js to be unobtrusive. Refer to trac ticket #31590.

I am writing this as a plugin for the purposes of dogfooding, I hope to contribute the changes back to core.

Browser support

All browsers support comment replies using this plugin.

Visitors using older browsers will use a non-JavaScript fallback when replying to comments. In practical terms, on most sites the fallback will be limited to visitors using IE8 or earlier.


Development of this plugin is done on Github. Pull requests and issue reports are welcome.


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  • Adds touch events to JavaScript to avoid 300ms delay
  • Uses element.dataset as data-* attribute getter when possible


  • Fix incompatibility with Jetpack Comments
  • Use config object for class names and IDs


  • Refactor the move form code to use modern web techniques


  • Move getElementByID alias out of addComment scope
  • Replicate changes to link format in WordPress core


  • Check for modern events and selectors in browsers (cuts the mustard)
  • Set version of JavaScript file correctly
  • Give class instance a PHP global
  • Initialise after plugins have loaded


  • Unobtrusive JS using the existing functions.


  • Initial version: replaces the WordPress comment-reply.js with the plugin’s version