19 Dec, 2010
WordPress Plugin: Download Post Comments
If you run any contests on your blog, and you use your comments to collect entries into the contest – you might run into some difficulty if you get a great number of comments. I was asked by Jyl (MomItForward.com) to develop a plugin that would allow her to download all comments from a post into a CSV. She's been using a very early version of this for some time and gave me the permission, when I had time to do so, to release the plugin to the WordPress community.
This plugin adds a link to the "Edit Posts" view that will allow someone with "can moderate comments" capability (Editor) to download a CSV of all comments for that particular post. This gives an easy one page view of all comments and that can be opened using Microsoft Excel (or similar spreadsheet program). You can then use something like "random.org" to pick a number, and then choose the corresponding row number to decide the winner in your contest.
I hope you find it useful/helpful.
Here's the link on WordPress' Plugin Repository: