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How to Set Up Comment Redirect in WordPress

updated on Jun 13, 2017
How to Set Up Comment Redirect in WordPress The WordPress built-in comment area works as a platform for your users to express their ideas, which helps you interact with them and create an active WordPress site. However, you can better engage with your users by redirecting them to a thank you page or another custom page. With a comment redirect page, you can not only express your gratitude for those who leave comments on your website for the first time but also introduce other valuable information to them.

On one hand, your users will get a better using experience because of your gratitude. On the other hand, you can get more traffic because your users probably stay longer on your site to find more useful information. In this article, we will guide you on how to set up comment redirect on a WordPress site.

Set Up Comment Redirect in WordPress

It seems to be difficult to redirect your commenters to a custom page. However, things will be much easier than you imagined with the help of a plugin because you do not need to handle code. During our investigation, the Yoast Comment Hacks plugin leaves us a deep impression because it can add many features to the default comment system in an easy way.

There are two ways for you to install the Yoast Comment Hacks plugin: through your backend or manually. The former one requires you to search for the plugin's name on the Plugins > Add New page, and the latter one asks you to upload the plugin to your WordPress site with manual efforts. Since the former one is much easier than latter one, we advise you to go straightforward towards WordPress plugin directory.

Yoast Comment Hacks

Upon activation, you need to create a thank you page or a custom page which you want your commenters redirected to. For more traffic and higher conversion rate, you are advised to add some links to the page, such as, the links to your popular posts, the links to special offers, the links to your social media profiles, etc.

Then on the result screen of Settings > Comment Hacks page, you are able to set the minimum comment length, add email links, set up comment redirect, and clean comment emails. This article only focuses on one of the significant features – comment redirect. If you are curious about other features, you can make a deeper exploration into Yoast Comment Hacks.

On the "Comment redirect" section, you can select the page you just have created from the dropdown. At last, do not forget to save your changes.

Comment Redirect

To check whether the plugin works, you should visit your website with an incognito user who has not made any comment on your WordPress site before. Then you will be redirected to that page after commenting on any post. At that time, you can confirm that you have successfully set up comment redirect on your WordPress site.


Besides the Yoast Comment Hacks plugin, there are more ways for you to improve your WordPress comment system and add more features into it.