This plug-in provides a configurable widget to display recent comments with comment author avatars.
I’m quite pleased with the plug-in, I hope you are too. 😳
It makes an ideal companion to my other avatar plug-in.
The plug-in is available as a download here.
All I ask is that you credit the plug-in (i.e. include a link to this page or maybe add a link to your WordPress Blogroll).
- Put the complete plug-in folder into your WordPress plug-in directory (if this doesn’t make sense it probably isn’t something you should be trying 🙂 ) and activate it.
- Go to your Appearance » Widgets page and include Recent Comments in your sidebar.
- Once the widget is added to your sidebar you may easily configure it to provide a display of recent comments with comment author avatars. The options are:
- The title of the widget.
- Limit the number of comments to shown (1 to 15).
- Opt to display the avatar of the comment author, or not.
- Set the size of the avatar.
- Chose to have the comment author’s URL (if given) open in a new window,
- Show the date of the comment, or not.
- Set the format of the date.
- Set the size of the date string (as a fraction of the normal text size).
- The style of the output may be controlled with simple CSS rules that need to be included in your
- The container (i.e.
<table>) has the id recentcomments (use CSS
- List items (i.e.
<li>) have the class recentcomments (use CSS
- The container (i.e.
But please note I will ask for a donation before I’ll look at “how to” questions, I can’t teach PHP programming for free.
- 3.5 – Add option to exclude comments from scheduled posts.
- 3.4 – Tidy up IP lookup.
- 3.3 – Fix printf of comment time.
- 3.2 – Don’t allow flag options if no database table.
- 3.1 – Comment list flags; start or end option.
- 3.0 – Indicate country of posting (via IP address) with small flag icon.
- 2.1 – Convert smilies.
- 2.0 – Added option for showing a comment excerpt, thanks to Angelo Milanetti for the idea.
- 1.0 – Initial version.
Series - WordPress Plug-ins
- Image Link WordPress Plug-in
- Last Year WordPress Sidebar Widget Plugin
- Simple Archive Plugin
- Avatars Plugin
- WordPress Post Country Plugin
(with premium Google Mapping)
- Notices Ticker Plugin
- Comments with Avatars
- Simple WordPress Twitter Plugin
- WordPress Post Grouping Plugin
- WordPress Mapping Plugin