How to Move Comments Between WordPress Posts

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Recently one of our users asked us how they can move comments from one WordPress post to another. You can always create a new version of an old WordPress post however if the old post has comments, then there is no way for you to move them. In this article, we will show you how to easily move comments between WordPress posts and even custom post types.

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Tako Movable Comments plugin. Upon activation, simply visit the Comments screen. Next, find the comment you want to move and click on the Edit link below the comment.

Comments screen in WordPress

On the edit comment screen, scroll down to the bottom where you will notice Move Comment with Tako box. On the second line, you need to choose the post type. If you want to move a comment to a custom post type, then you can select the custom post type here.

move comments

The last option is to choose the post where you want to move the comment. The plugin comes with a simple drop down for posts. Typing first few words of a post title will automatically show the post in the drop down menu.

Once you are satisfied with the settings, simply click on the update button and your comment will be moved to the selected post.

Easily Locating Comments to Move

There is a search form on the comments screen where you can search for a comment. An easier way to quickly locate a comment is by searching with the author name.

Searching comments in WordPress

Another quick way to edit a comment is by visiting the post on the front end of your website. If you are logged into an admin account, then most WordPress themes will show an edit link next to each comment.

Edit comment link on front end

Lastly, you can edit a post where at the bottom of the screen, you will see all the comments for that post. Simply click on the edit link below each comment to move them.

Edit post to see comments on it

That’s all for now. We hope this article helped you learn how to move comments between WordPress posts and custom post types. You may also want to take a look at how to rearrange comments in WordPress to display the most recent comments on top.

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