Short comments are both annoying and mostly unhelpful. While we do appreciate all the users thanking us for writing amazing articles, these comments do NOT add any long-term value. If you go on a forum, you will notice that most of them have a minimum word count for forum posts. However, there is no built-in way of setting a minimum comment length in WordPress. In this article, we will show you how you can set a minimum comment length in WordPress to increase the quality of comment.
First thing you need to do is install and activate Minimum Comment Length Plugin for WordPress.
Once you activate it, all you need to do is go to Settings » Min Comment Length. Then set the minimum comment length like its shown in the screenshot below:
That’s all there is to it. The plugin checks the comment for a set minimum length and disapprove it if it’s too short (except if you’re either an editor or an admin).
Did you know that you can set a minimum word count for WordPress posts. Check out our article on how to set a minimum word count for WordPress posts.