I am a newbie to WordPress and I have some experience in PHP programming.
Recently, I have a lot of comments for my WordPress blog and I wanted to manage them in better order.
I wish to “archive” some comments in which I plan to release them later and get rid of them from the “pending” status.
There are currently 4 status for $comment_status:
I know that it is possible to add custom post types. Is it possible to add custom comment status? If possible, which file should I edit?
Thanks in advance.
Quick answer: no. There is not a built-in function to create a new comment status. The status of a comment (or a post/page/attachment/etc) contains wide-spread implications thoughout your WordPress install, so you couldn’t just add one somewhere quickly.
I’m not exactly sure what you’re trying to accomplish by adding this new “status”, but I think the closest thing you could use would be the add_comment_meta function which will append whatever info you want to that comment. You can then use that field to somehow differentiate from the statuses.
Take a look here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_status
Or, maybe here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_comment_meta
That might help you get where you want to go.