Moderator: View and moderate WordPress comments from your desktop

Cezar Renta

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There are some blogs owners or administrators out there that will love this application. If you have a WordPress blog and you receive many comments daily, managing them can be a hassle. I’m telling you, logging in and out of WordPress to approve new comments and view recent comments can be a hard job. This is where Moderator comes in, providing you with a desktop ‘portal’ to your blog comment area. You can view and moderate comments from your desktop, all wrapped up in a nice widget-ish way.

Moderator is actually a WordPress plugin and has the desktop application associated. The desktop part of Moderator was built using Adobe AIR, which for those who don’t know, “lets developers use proven web technologies to build rich Internet applications that deploy to the desktop and run across operating systems”.

Features of Moderator include:

– Viewing unmoderated comments.
– Dock and system tray notifications of the number of unmoderated comments.
– Accept, delete, and spam comments from within the desktop client.
– Close application window, or minimize it to the system tray while running.
– Shows the Gravatar icons for the user who posted the comment.

Please note that Moderator for WordPress is an early release and may contain some bugs. If you decide on using this application, please report the bugs using its homepage. Also keep in mind that you need WordPress 2.6+ and Adobe Air 1.1 installed for using this application.

Download and install Moderator for WordPress