To respond to a comment that someone has written on one of your Posts, simply hover the mouse over the comment and click the Reply link when it appears. An edit field will then appear beneath the comment where you can type your reply.
When you’ve written your comment, click the Reply button or alternatively, click Cancel to stop replying and cancel your editing.
The editor that appears when replying or editing a comment (using either the Reply, Quick Edit or Edit links) is much like the editor when creating or editing a Page or Post, only not as intuitive. At the top of the editor there are numerous formatting buttons. These buttons provide you with basic html formatting capabilities when composing a new reply comment or editing an existing comment.
The buttons work in two ways. Clicking a button without highlighting any text first, will simply insert the opening html tag relevant for that button. As an example, clicking the Bold button will insert the <strong> html tag into your comment. Clicking the Bold button again will close the tag by inserting the closing </strong> tag. If you highlight some text prior to clicking a button, both the opening and closing tags will be inserted around that highlighted text. For example, highlighting the text, ‘bold text’, prior to clicking the Bold button will insert ‘<strong>bold text</strong>’.
|Bold – Bold text|
|Italic – Italicise text|
|Link – Used to insert a website link. When the button is clicked a pop-up window will appear where you type in the URL that you would like to link to|
|Blockquote – Used as a way of showing a quote. How this looks will be entirely dependent on the Theme that your site is currently using|
|Delete – Used as a way of showing deleted text. How this looks will be dependent on the Theme but is usually done by showing the text with a strikethrough|
|Insert – Used as a way of showing inserted text. How this looks will be dependent on the Theme but is usually done by showing the text with an underline|
|Image – Used to insert an image into the comment. When the button is clicked a pop-up window will appear where you type in the URL of the image that you would like inserted|
|Unordered List – Used to insert an unordered (or un-numbered) list|
|Ordered List – Used to insert an ordered (or numbered) list|
|List Item – Used to insert a list item into your ordered or un-ordered list|
|Code – Used for indicating a piece of code|
|Close Tags – Used to close open tags. If for example, you clicked both the Bold and Italic buttons to insert their opening tags, clicking the close tags button will insert both of the matching closing tags, in the correct order|