Order members by comment total

You can now order your members by comment total, so you can easily see which are your most active community participants.


Edit member names

It's now possible to edit member names within your Cove admin.

Simply click on a member's name and correct it. Press Enter or click outside the box to save.


New setting to enable commenting to just paying members

You can now limit leaving comments to only your paying members. Free members or non-members will still be able to view comments.

Just add two new lines (the last two, below) to your Cove configuration code in your theme:

  const Cove = {
    publication: "your_site_id",
    contentId: "{{id}}",
    memberId: "{{@member.uuid}}",
    memberEmail: "{{}}",
    requirePaid: true,
    isPaid: {{@member.paid}}

Any non-paying member will see the following message instead of the commenting form.


Export comments

You can now easily export your comments from Cove, in both JSON and CSV formats.

Just go to Settings > Export.


Reply notification settings

Your community can now unsubscribe from reply email notifications. By default each member is alerted by email when someone replies to their comments.

In reply email notifications, there is now an "Unsubscribe from reply notifications" link. This takes members to a page hosted on where they can opt out from receiving further email notifications about replies on that post.


Likes and Emoji reactions

Cove now has two ways for your readers to respond to comments on your posts.

Likes let members leave a simple heart.

Emoji reactions give your readers eight different emojis to choose from.

You can choose between Likes and Reactions (or turn them off completely) in your Comment settings.


Import your comments from Commento

It's now possible to easily move your comments from Commento to Cove with a new importer tool.

Simply grab your export file from Commento (available from your dashboard) and paste the contents into Cove on the new Import page.

Your existing members and comments will be imported, preserving all conversations, names, email addresses and dates.

More platforms will be supported based on user demand.


Comment design options

On the Regular and Pro plans, you now have the option of three different comment layouts.

You can easily change between layouts on your Comment settings page. Changes are instantly available on your site.


Pinned comments

You can now pin comments to the top of a comment section from your Cove admin.

Just click the "Pin to top" button beneath a comment (available on top-level comments).

Pinned comments will be displayed first on your site and will have a "Pinned" badge.


Simple comment moderation

You can now hide/show and delete comments in the Cove admin.

When you "hide" a comment, it still appears in the thread but the comment body and member name are replaced with a message.

Deleted comments are removed forever.


Turn off auto-loading comments

You may not want Cove comments to autoload on the page. Now you can load Cove using a button click. More details in the Help pages.


Dashboard view

On the homepage (, you'll now see a list of latest comments, new members and when new posts/pages are tracked by Cove.


Cove is online

Cove is now running online for the first time!

It's been three weeks since I started this project.

I hope to publicly launch next week after some testing.

New marketing site update

Today, the marketing site got a refresh with updated branding.

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