Tool Spotlight: CommentPress

Looking to incorporate peer review within your WordPress site? Look no further.

CommentPress is a plug-in for WordPress that allows signed in users and “anons” (anonymous people) to write a comment next to a selected piece of writing. The feedback is then sent immediately to the person who is being critiqued. For example, if I visited your site that had CommentPress enabled, I would be able to click next to where I want to comment on regardless if I am affiliated with the site or not. My comment will then be sent to the person who wrote the piece of writing that I was giving feedback on. Another plus CommentPress provides is comfort to those who wish to remain anonymous while simultaneously creating an environment for feedback. The idea of anonymous peer review is seen as an advantage for some students because they do not want to be affiliated with harsh or weak feedback. CommentPress eliminates these fears which has not been implemented before in WordPress.

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Click here to go to the CommentPress website to learn more about the tool.

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