Recent Comments WordPress Plugin

Recent Comments Features:

  • Highly configurable via WordPress admin interface;
  • Support for WordPress 1.5 or higher;
  • Adjustable layout by macros;
  • Handles trackbacks and comments in separate lists, 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;
  • There is a special version for lyceum multiblog installations, which could be found here .

How to install Recent Comments

Step 1 First of all you will need to download the get-recent-comments-1.5.1.zip file from here.

Step 2 As soon as you have the file you should unzip it in your local computer.

Then, you should upload the get-recent-comments.php file under your:

/public_html/path_to_your_blog/wp-content/plugins directory.

If you are not sure how to do this, we kindly recommend you to refer to our FTP tutorial where you will find step by step instructions how to do this.

Step 3 When the plugin is uploaded under your plugins directory you should access the administrative area of your WordPress at: http://yourdomainname.com/wp-admin.php

Being there you should get to the Plugins section from the top menu.

Click on the Activate button on the left. This will activate the plugin that you have already uploaded.

Step 4 Drag the widgets "Get Recent Comments" and "Get Recent Trackbacks" into the sidebar.

If your theme does not yet support widgets, insert to following code into the sidebar template:

<?php if (function_exists('get_recent_comments')) { ?>
<li>
<h2>
<?php _e('Recent Comments:'); ?>
</h2>
<ul>
<?php get_recent_comments(); ?>
</ul>
</li>
<?php } ?>
<?php if (function_exists('get_recent_trackbacks')) { ?>
<li>
<h2>
<?php _e('Recent Trackbacks:'); ?>
</h2>
<ul>
<?php get_recent_trackbacks(); ?>
</ul>
</li>
<?php } ?>

We strongly recommend you to revise the Instructions section under the Recent Comments plugin menu.

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