If you manage a blog and rarely log in to the admin or don’t receive comment alerts, you will know how quickly comment spam can pile up in your ‘comments awaiting moderation’ queue. The thought of reviewing and approving or deleting many blog comments can be a dreaded task. You really want to be able to mass delete blog comments with one click right!
Recently we had to migrate a clients live website over to a staging environment to perform some development and testing. There were over 10,000 comments in their moderation queue and we ideally wanted these out of the new database. Deleting 100 at a time was still going to take an hour or two and we needed another solution, one that could be done in the website (WordPress) admin and not by running a manual database update.