Get Recent Comments

Author: Krischan Jodies

This plugin shows excerpts of the latest comments and/or trackbacks in your sidebar. You have comprehensive control about their appearance.

This ranges from the number of comments, the length of the excerpts up to the html layout. You can let the plugin order the comments by the corresponding post, or simply order them by date. The plugin can (optionally) separate the trackbacks/pingbacks from the comments. It can ignore comments to certain categories, and it offers support for gravatars. It only gives extra work to the database, when actually a new comment arrived. You can filter out unwanted pingbacks, which originate from your own blog. And it is a widget.

Plugin Features

  • Highly configurable via WordPress admin interface.
  • Support for WordPress 1.5.x, 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 2.5.x, 2.6.x, 2.7.x and 2.8
  • Adjustable layout by macros.
  • Handles trackbacks and comments in separate lists, or in one combined list.
  • Widget support
  • Caches the output
  • Order comments by date, or by posting
  • Support for gravatars.
  • Option to exclude comments to posts in certain categories
  • Doesn’t show pingbacks originating from own blog

Plugin Installation

  1. Upload get-recent-comments.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Get Recent Comments through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. What to do now depends on how up to date your theme is:

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