30 Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks

WordPress needs no introduction in designing field. It usually known as a synonym for blogging. When working on a WordPress blog, your posts often take the important place. However, the comments on the posts are often just as important as they create quality and valuable discussion. on the other hand if you have default WordPress comment box then there is no fun in commenting for readers as well as writers.

30 Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks

It really helpful for you and your visitors if your blog have well managed comment space. In which a reader can find various details about past and present comments which can improve the appearance of comments, and add more value to your posts.

This article focuses on organized collection of Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks which helps you to create a user-friendly interchange between you and your readers.

One of the greatest things about blogging is the immediate feedback a blogger can get from his or her readers. Still it’s often possible that your readers don’t give you a wink about their likes and dislikes. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to find out about visitors thinking towards your blog or its design. It always essential to play safe and give others what they like. Out of many solutions the inspirational one is only promising and optimistic way to achieve desired changes. Below we present over 30 excellent WordPress Comments Page Hacks which will definitely make your blogging life easier.

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Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks

01. Styling Your WordPress Comments

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A fun part of customizing WordPress themes is designing a comments format which complements the rest of the site. Darrenhoyt has shared his three examples from recent projects, including code samples and downloads to the original .PSDs on ‘Styling Your WordPress Comments’. All of them looks stunning, are you ready to customize your comments template now?

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02. Alternating Colors For Comments

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You might want to have alternating row colors for your comments, to make a clearer separation. Alternating rows make it easier to distinguish different comments. Doing this is relatively very easy.

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03. Styling Author Comments

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An often-used feature in WordPress blogs is the ability to style comments made by the post’s author differently from the others – helping replies to stand out. Here, are few example of editing the default WordPress to add some subtle styling to author comments.

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04. Highlighting Multiple Author Comments

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Have you noticed while visiting some of your favorite blogs that many author comments are styled differently to help the authors comments to stand out? This is something that isn’t overly difficult to implement on your WordPress blog. Kyle at wphacks shows a quick how-to explaining how you can easily adjust your WordPress theme to display different styles for each author.

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05. Numbering Your Comments

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If your blog posts receive lots of comments then it can be really useful for both you and your readers to number it. Jean-Baptiste shows a simple solution to count comments easily and efficiently.

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06. Displaying The Most Recent Comment First

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By default, a typical WordPress blog will display the very first comment at the top of the comments template. But if you would like your WordPress blog to display the most recent comment to be right on top instead of the usual at the bottom of a page, Moses of WPThemesPlugin.com suggested a tricky solution to display recent comments on top.

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07. Displaying Total Number Of Comments On Your Blog

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If you have a popular WordPress blog with good number of comments everyday, then wouldn’t it be nice to be able to display the total number of comments published on your WordPress blog since your blog launch? The kind of stuff advertisers totally enjoy.

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08. Displaying The Total Number Of Trackbacks On WordPress

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Would you like to display the total number of trackbacks you received on your blog. Here is the code that can make it happen. It’s fair very simple and easy to implement.

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09. Disable Commenting On Older Posts

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Sometimes, it can be useful to automatically disable commenting on posts older than X days. In WordPress 2.7 it is a feature but older WordPress does not have any built-in function to do that, but if you still like to do it, here is little help.

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10. Get Rid Of The Comment Section On Your WordPress Blog

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Removing the comments section on a blog can sound weird at first because comments are an important part of a blog, but sometimes you just want to spread some news without getting any feedback.

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11. Changing The Default WordPress Gravatar

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Thousands of blogs show avatars next to their user’s comments. The avatars are a great way to make things more personal and create some variety between the different comments. Over at Pro Blog Design, Michael has written a great tutorial explaining exactly how to add your own default Gravatar image, as well as provide some tips on how to make a good Gravatar default image.

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12. Use Twitter Avatars In Comments

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Do you enjoy Twitter? Yes, so what about displaying Twitter avatars in your comments, instead of gravatars? It’s fairly easy to integrates Twitter avatars on your comments.

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13. Editing Comments

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It displays a link to edit the current comment, if the user is logged in and allowed to edit the comment. It must be within The Loop, and within a comment loop.

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14. Paginated Comments

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Paginated Comments is a WordPress Plugin that gives you the ability to break your comments into a number of search engine optimized pages. You can create pages based on size of comments (so that no page of comments is greater than a certain file size) or you can create pages based on number of comments per page (100 for example). Although WordPress 2.7 have built-in function to do that.

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15. WP Ajax Edit Comments for WP 2.5+

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WP Ajax Edit Comments allows users and admins to edit comments on a post. Users can edit their own comments for a limited time, while admins can edit all comments. It’s a pretty nice feature for a community website or a blog.

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16. Improve Comment Follow-Up With The Subscribe to Comments WordPress Plugin

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Subscribe to Comments is a plugin that allows commenters on your blog to check a box before commenting and get e-mail notification of further comments. It is one of the most popular WordPress plugins out there for the simple reason that it helps foster a community around your blog by encouraging commenters to come back and stay engaged in the dialog.

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17. Display The Most Commented Posts Of 2008

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Do you want to display a list of the 10 most commented posts of 2008 to your readers? That’s obviously a great way to give a second life to your old posts.

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18. Comment Validation Hack

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Comment Validation Hack is first step against spam. The system uses what’s known as a Turing number, named after the mathematician Alan Turing. If you have ever signed up for an e-mail account at yahoo or gone to e-gold’s website, you know what I’m talking about. More info here.

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19. Preventing Direct Access To Comments.php

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comments.php is meant to be included in a post page, not separately. You could consider this a security measure. Inside the statement, you could insert any message you’d want to be displayed to the person viewing the comments.php file, preferably a die statement.

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20. Identify Authors With Gravatars

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As title says you can use gravatars to identify your authors. Many blogs have a couple of authors and many times the blogs link and present the author of the respective contribution. Now with this feature you can do a lot more.

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21. Adding Form Validation To Comments Using jQuery

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When it comes to simpler user experience, having your form validation happen instantly on the same page is a lot cleaner than reloading pages and possibly losing some form content. This tutorial at NetTuts, shows how to use jQuery to do some instant checking on an example comment form.

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22. Styling Individual Comment/Posts Using the_ID

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How many times have you typed up a post and published it, only to wish that you could style that post just a little differently than the others. With the help of post IDs and comment IDs you can style any specific post or comment.

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23. Separate WordPress Comments and Trackbacks

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Trackbacks are the messages displayed in the comments list whenever another blog links back to one of your posts. If you use trackbacks on your blog, it is best if they are not mixed with the comments. The comments are a conversation between real people. Having machine-generated links in the middle of that will only serve to disrupt the conversations.

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24. Prevent Author Impersonation In WordPress Comments

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This modification to WordPress prevents unregistered comment authors from using the names or email addresses of the registered authors on your site. It does this by first checking to see if the comment author is logged in. If they are not, it compares their name and email address to the registered author data. If there is a match, the comment is blocked and a custom message is displayed.

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25. jQuery Reply To Comment

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Add “reply” and “quote” features on each comment list. If you have jQuery installed on you blog, this Plugin add two link in each comments list (on single page). This plugin can auto include jQuery from Google Ajax API repository.

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26. Displaying The Allowed Tags

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Gilles Maes at NetTut shows how to display the code that visitors are allowed to use in their comments. It takes only one line of code in comments.php and you’ll simply get a list of the tags that are allowed in your comment.

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27. Comments RSS Link

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When a post have lots and lots of comment, it can be hard for your readers to stay on the conversation. Most WordPress users don’t know it, but WordPress have a built-in function for providing rss feed for the comments of a specific post.

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28. How to Remove rel=’external nofollow’ from Comments

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For those of you who wish to join the I-Follow Movement and have WordPress blogs on your own domains, good news is that the rel=”nofollow” attribute can easily be removed without the need for additional plugins or software. In fact, it only takes about 5 minutes and one line of code but keep in mind that this can result in increased spam attempts.

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29. User Contributed Link Feed with WordPress Comments

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Collis shows how to built a link feed with just WordPress comments contributed by visitors. This is a cool feature to offer blog users to submit links and to create a public link feed out of it.

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30. Full-featured comments.php Template For WordPress

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Christian shares his fully featured and well commented comments.php file (with some modifications to make it even more flexible). This comment.php have lots of hacks already applied which can save a lot of your time.

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Find Something Missing?

While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that we missed some great resources. Feel free to share it with us.

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425 Comments

  1. Great list!

    Thanks :)

  2. Thanks for the links in there. Hell of a lot that you can do with comments, as you’ve just shown! :D

  3. Michael, you are doing a great job at problogdesign.com
    I have been always a reader of your blog. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. You forget the “digg” features, like this site: fayerwayer.com

  5. Thanks Danial for creating such a useful collection of tips for wordpress design seekers. I also thinking about changing my comment page on my college blog and saw instantshift’s latest post in my feed.

    You guys are really awesome. You post quality increasing day by day.

    P.

  6. What a coincidence!! i was just searching for wordpress comment page plugins and came across your site. Nice list.

  7. Thank you iShift.

  8. I have one suggestion for one of your next post idea which goes like ‘Best WordPress plugins for comment page design’.

  9. It’s like full moon in the dark night. much appreciated effort.

  10. A good list for reference. Thanks a lot.

  11. Excellent post….Just one doubt….why didnt you include any spam related hacks in this list.

  12. @Adam Costa – There is one called “Comment Validation Hack” on #18.

  13. why not use of plugin “Akismet” instead of “Comment Validation”??

  14. @Adam Costa – Hacks and plugins are two different thing. This post is only about wordpress comments page hacks.

  15. @Roger Komisky – Plugins are the easy version of hacks. All plugins are hacks. ;)

    Thanks Danial for your efforts in putting all those set of tips together.

  16. List of Handy Manny hacks. Great list! I think that most of this content is really valuable! Thanks a lot.

  17. It’s time when many of us underestimated the power of wordpress hacks. It’s really cool to play with hacks. thanks instantshift.

  18. Great list. Unfortunately some of the tips above don’t work on WordPress 2.7

  19. ThemeLib,

    Yes, WP 2.7 have many of these features inbuilt and API has been changed a little. ;)

  20. Thanks, for the list.

  21. Wonderful tips

  22. Very helpful…
    Let me try them on my blog :)

  23. great post
    cheers
    from brazil

  24. great post!! keep them coming!

  25. Oh, this is a great list, i didn’t know about 5 plugins.. now i’ll use it, thanks ;)!

  26. sweet thanks for this wonderful resources

    just a note with #14, WP 2.7 has this feature in core (a bit buggy thought)

  27. Great post! This have been very popular on tweeter!

  28. Nice list. I would have liked to see these two as well..
    Separating trackbacks and comments
    Threaded Comment Display

  29. @Sergio,

    Digg feature was on my list at the beginning but since this article is only featuring hacks for comments.php and comments only, I though it would be nice to mention it later on some different article.

    Daniel

  30. @ChaosKaizer,

    I already mentioned that. Few of these hacks has been included in WP 2.7 as a default feature but I felt I need to mention anyway because many of us use older version of WP. I still do. lol :D

  31. Great Post!!

  32. While I’m not 100% comfortable with “hacking”, this list at least gives me some options.

    I upgraded to 2.7, but some of the inbuilt functionality doesn’t work with my blog template. Having suggestions on ways to tweak it to include some of those things that I desire is nice as I like my theme and really don’t want to change.

  33. Eyespi20,

    These are not really hacks but it would not be wrong if I call them customizations which we all do time to time on our blog themes to offer more flexibility and features for visitors. Some of these hacks are inbuilt features in wordpress 2.7 but since these features doesn’t not work very efficiently, I would recommend you to use these tricks until we have more stable features in wordpress. :)

  34. I’d like to add a comment section to a static page on my blog which contains a popular article. If there’s a built-in way to do this in WordPress, please let me know. Otherwise, is there a way to achieve this? I’d really like to implement this. Thanks — and this is a great post.

  35. Nice theme i like your theme design.. great work.

  36. Very informative. I gave you a plug in the BloggerTalk.net newsletter.

  37. Great compilation, thanks for taking the time.

  38. Very useful list. Bookmarked. Thanks for it!

  39. nice post

  40. Thanks , Very Good Hack .

  41. Super stuff! Thanks for the info.

  42. Oop, wonderful post and great information. Will have a try all these tips.

    Thanks

  43. A gud site with all i can imagine ..the day has come for people to see the truth

  44. Great Compilation! Really Awesome!

  45. Thanks! nice post! ^^

  46. Nice tips.. you are already applying them on your blog. Keep up the work.

    Thanks,
    fornls.

  47. Awsome stuff … lots of work went in this page. keep it up

  48. Oh..wonderfull post and great information …will have a try all the tips..

    thanks…

  49. Great job!
    THANK YOU!

  50. Totally awesome, I’ve bookmarked it on my delicious page and will add some features to my design blog right now! Thanks!

  51. My favorite comment utilities are Commentluv at http://www.commentluv.com and Yet Another Threaded Comments Plugin at http://organisiert.net/yatcp/ . Both have helped build my communities.

    Great post!

  52. Its really nice post thanks

    • yes its rock!!

  53. Great Post

  54. This list of WordPress plugins are very useful. The list could be larger though as there are a lot of great tricks. Thanks….

  55. Can you please tell me how to add “comments” to my main page? Not post, bot page. Is there a plugin that does this? Thanks much!

  56. EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!

    Thanks so much!

  57. hey thanks for this list. Nicely complied and put together. Keep up the great work!

  58. Great effort to put them altogether.

  59. A lot of thing in one place, thanks.

  60. This is a very comprehensive list, thanks for putting it together!

  61. will have a try all the tips… thanks…

  62. thank you very good blog

  63. yes, plz post an article on how to add reply to a comment here…

  64. Daniel -

    I am a little immersed in all that is Word Press and love the platform. Your blog has tons of great content and these this list of thirty hacks is excellent!

    Thank you for the excellent information.

    James

  65. Great post – I’ve been struggling with this for some time and it’s great to see this information about WordPress comments grouped together.

  66. Hey, I like all the info! However, I still have a question. I am trying to add a comments area on Author pages. Kinda like a myspace type of deal where i can comment on the authors page, and not on his post.

    I know some html, but not a lot of php. and i have an author.php file that would need this editing :) any ideas on what I would do?

  67. This is a great list . Thanks :)

  68. Great and useful post!

  69. Wow dude, you just completely killed this post lol. It would have been good with just 10, but you blew it way out the water. Kudos bro. Wonderful!

    I’m almost done modifying and tightening up my sight for daily consumption, I just hope I get people to comment on my pages/posts like yours! lol Peaceout & I’ll definitely add you to my blogroll when I get it set up :D

  70. WOW! I am very amazed by the info of this post. I am trying hard to improve the comment form of my website http://www.the-evault.com. You have saved my life. Thanks ya!

  71. how can i put comment navigation without using any plugin ?

  72. Really great and nice stuff, thanks

  73. Some great tips here – IMHO WordPress is the best blogging platform by miles. I have just had my first comment on my business website blog

    I intend to use the information in this post to improve the look at feel of the blog. Thank you for creating!

  74. Really great and nice stuff, thanks

  75. Thanks for the list. It helps to find them in one place

  76. I tried many of them and works like cream !
    Thanks for the suggestions and references information’s.

  77. information provided from you people is very helpful for me as i m very found of hacking …. thanx to all

  78. information provided by the dudes is very useful for us, Thanx to alllllll ….

  79. vevery nice sites thanks admin

  80. Nice Article for wordpress comments. I am looking for a solution to separate comments and trackback and here I get that.

  81. Thanks for the great tips!

  82. Nice collections.

    I am really very happy to try them.

  83. Can some one please tell me if there is a way of displaying the auther who has left the most comments on my site?

  84. wow…. amazing information..

    thanks for information

  85. great stuff!

  86. cool tips, will try it now

  87. Awesome list, really all you need for making a WP comment section

  88. I’ve just implemented the comments fix.
    Thanks for this links dude, good work!

  89. Thanks for the links man, good work.
    I’ve just finished implementing the spam comments stuff on my site and it works a charm.

  90. Here’s a really basic feature that I wish we could hack for WordPress comments: adding extra fields. Why has WordPress decided for bloggers that the only fields allowed are Name / Email / Website / Comment? What if I’d like to know what city they’re from? Age?

    Is there a plugin that does this? (I’ve searched everywhere and couldn’t find one that worked with 2.9)

  91. Great list,
    I think you should have avoided premium plugins in the list.

  92. I allow comments on certain pages so I added the following:

    The problem is that I only want to have comments allowed on certain pages. I am looking for a way to do this. Does anyone know how I can accomplish this?

  93. Thanks so much! This is such a big help.

    This is a fantastic site. Thanks for all that you do.

    Happy New Year!

    Michele

  94. Thanks for this! This is awesome!

  95. Great tips

  96. But what about the speech bubble style comments we’ve got going on here. How do we do that? Definitely more complicated.

  97. Wow, I really didnt know that so much could be done with that simple wordpress comment box. Thanks, thats useful. Will do this on some sites later.

  98. Nice post, I gonna bookmark this page. thanks for info

  99. What a coincidence!! i was just searching for wordpress comment page plugins and came across your site. Nice list. Thank you for sharing!

  100. Excellent hacks, thanks for the infos.

  101. Thanks. Good job! Write more. It seems like I become regular visitor :)

  102. Hey just wanted to say I recently started my own blog/website about technology and information. well i have been busy tweaking and modifying it and plan to continue doing so until i feel it is done the best it can be. the information supplied in this article is great and has helped teach me things i wanted to know how to do. i plan on implementing some of these things and pushing it further. So thanks very much for writing this list. i have to say google has not been helpful in giving me the needed information the same way this article has. Great Job!

  103. They all really good collection of plugins. Ill try most of them. I am allready using some anyway :) Thank you

  104. Very good articles. Thanks. :)

  105. Thanks instantshift.. I used 18.

  106. I am working on a new design and this is a perfect inspiration! Thanks.

  107. Very helpful post Danie. There are quite a few ways to improve comments.

    I was also wondering if there was a plugin to display say 10 most recent comments on the sidebar but with link at the bottom of the list that says something like “click here to see more comments or all comments”?

  108. Also thanks to the russians we have to worry about mass spammers. take my advice, I fought this for months, then I blocked all link backs on my website!
    by the way there is a plugin to show recent comments.

  109. awesome list, it looks like a lot of hard work is involved behind this . . .

  110. Very nice post. I will apply few in my blog. Thanks!!!

  111. Thank for yout I Love This Site
    Best For Develop my Blog

  112. very useful information and i have found it for a long tione,thanks so much.

  113. i plan on implementing some of these things and pushing it further. So thanks very much for writing this list. i have to say google has not been helpful in giving me the needed information the same way this article has. Great Job! yes ı think that too, thanks

  114. hi my name is martha and im the legal creater of melon ball, i am quite martherish and mad! please comment back responding to this! :)

  115. A great article but since it was written there’s been some changes to how WordPress handles comments (now allowing threaded comments).

    I’d love to see this article rewritten to bring it up to date with the current version (2.9.2) or WordPress 3.0 which is due out at the beginning of May.

  116. Thanks for sharing.

  117. I see the oldest comments are posted on top.
    That is exactly the problem i want to slove on my site.

    Does anybodt know how te change the order of comments so the newest comment is showen first?

    Much abliged,

    Rufus

  118. I am looking for a solution to separate comments and trackback and here I get that… Nice…

  119. This is just awesome. Been looking for some good comment page hacks! Now I have something to try out for sure. Be lucky.

  120. thanks… i have installed subscribe to comment and make style for author comment. It’s works

  121. Thank you! I will use some examples on my blogs.

  122. Nice tips, certainly be using these for my next blog design ! :)

    Respect from London

  123. Avidemux vs. Final Cut Pro? have you seen final cut pro? have you seen avidemux? The latter can’t even stand near the term “professional”. This is why people think open-source is crap. Because everyone tries to compare it to something, when it doesn’t even come close to it (as in user experience, performance, design).

  124. very cool article, thanks to share

  125. Excellent list and very well done! I love the visual effects that you put in. Very informative and helpful.

  126. Excellent list and very well done! I love the visual effects that you put in. Very informative and helpful.

  127. Superb article ,I really appreciated with it,This is nice to read and valuable for future,
    I really bookmark it ,for further read.Thanks for sharing.I like it.

  128. very cool article, thanks to share

  129. Great tips! Do you have a guide on how to allow commentors to “whisper” secret comments?

  130. This is an incredible post.
    I’m looking for help on excluding my own comments from the comments in the sidebar.
    If you go to my site http://dianebourque.com and click on “Comments” (second tab in popular.php) in the sidebar, you will see my comments mixed with the comments from my visitors.
    I would like to remove my comments from this list.
    Any suggestion? Thanks for the great post. It’s on my delicious.

  131. Thanks for this cool list.
    Exactly what I was looking for :-)

  132. I would like to change the order of one 1 post in my blog…. this means all posts have an asc order but for one i want a desc order. Can anyone help me with that?

    Thanks

  133. Very informative post and I’ve learn a lot about comment tenchinque I’m so thankful. Graxz…. wanna say cheers everyone.

  134. Really helpful post.. I was going to redesign my comment’s section on my site and this gave me loads of new ideas to implement it :) Thanks

  135. THANK YOU for this very useful article!
    I am currently rebuilding a full website and was wondering how to tune a bit the comments section…Well you have it all here :-)
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Paul

  136. Thank you for writing this list. Some of these tools will for sure make blog comments easier to manage.

    Great job!

  137. Nice list. Just curious does anyone know how I could create a custom comment form to only be shown on specific categories or a specific page? For example I want to show a business directory and thought about using comments to create directory. I would need to create a custom comment form with the directory fields but only have this show up on a page titled Business Directory with the rest of the pages and blog using the standard comment form and views. Thanks.

  138. . You just need to buy another one.

  139. Powerful list, and hope we can take more interests in wordpress

  140. thank to share this WP hack, always be remeber

  141. Excellent. Thanks for list.

  142. Very cool

    Thanks alot

  143. I want you to know that this post is a HUGE help to me setting up my wordpress comments!

  144. The list is really nice but it’s almost use plugin to archive, I love a way modify the template file instead.

  145. I am currently rebuilding a full website and was wondering how to tune a bit the comments section…Well you have it all here :-)
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  146. I liked the alternate color for comments and author comments styling. I am going to implement it for my blog. Great write.

  147. Thanks for this great share. I was desperately looking for something like this for a while. Actually, you have left me undecided on which one to choose :)
    Hopefully, I will be able to choose one from the massive list. I liked few of them very much.

  148. great list. :)

    And I like the comment box style..
    Does anyone know how to make this type of comment box?

    Thanks..

  149. Wow. Superb list :)
    Thank mate!!

  150. Great for reference. Thanks a lot.

  151. bookmarked! WordPress comment styling always seems the last thing on my design list! This is a great resource to have..

  152. Awesome post, I learned a lot :) I even had to go back and remember what I was looking for when I landed here, I’m wondering how you show the number of comments that each user has made on your blog? I’ve seen it before, maybe even on some of my own sites, but not sure how to add it to a theme that doesn’t have it.

    For example in the comments it would say
    david (10 comments) etc

    thanks!

  153. Interesting, but it really didn’t help me. I’m looking for an actual article or tutorial on HOW to change my comments area. I like yours, by the way. Would you be willing to tell me how you styled yours?

  154. Deleted my comment?

  155. I really like the list, am already trying Nr. 3 (author style). I’d also love to know the codes to your Comments style. Would you be willing to share it? pls mail it to me if you do!

  156. Wow, thanks a lot for your awesome article!

    This is a complete guide for the wp comment design.

  157. awesome tutorial………..

  158. I have downloaded a lot of themes wordpress themes as zip file , plz tell how to view it, the unzipped dont show html files , only php

  159. Thanks for the links in there. Hell of a lot that you can do with comments, as you’ve just shown! :D

  160. Absolutely fabulous ideas & info….now, I just need to figure out how to do all this. LOL
    Thanks a ton!
    mar

  161. Many thanks for this list!

  162. thank to share this WP hack, always be remeber

  163. I really bookmark it ,for further read.Thanks for sharing.I like it.

  164. I am trying to number the comments on a blog, and that link seems to be broken above. Can you help me figure this out?

  165. These mods are looking awesome.. Will modify my wordpress blog with some of them. Thanks for sharing

  166. Great tutorial. Love your post Adams.

  167. Great tips to custmise wordpress Adams. Thanks for sharing.

  168. great thanks

  169. 30 Most Wanted WordPress Comments Page Hacks post for thanx

  170. this list will come in handy. fair play for sharing

  171. Thx for your article, its helpfull for mee :mrgreen:

    Regards.
    [..URL..]Daun Muda

  172. Excellent article, thanks for information.

  173. Very good article! Thanks for all informations… It’s good to thinks!

  174. Thanks lot of for all informations …

  175. nice thread .

  176. Love it! Great Information!

    Thanks,
    James

  177. thank you share

  178. Many thanks for this list!

  179. Hi, I would like to know how to have comments on a separate page. IE: someone is on my blog and wants to comment…instead of commenting right there at the bottom of the page, they have to click the “Comments” link which will take them to another page where the comments are…How do you do that?

  180. Really good stuff here, I’m going to play with some of this on my blogs:)

  181. Thanks alot for giving out his list. With these tools, everything looks easy ;)

  182. I want to know how to box the replies to comments.
    1
    > 2
    > 3
    >4

    I’d like more the stackoverflow style

    *Reply
    <comment
    <comment
    <comment

    *Repply
    <comment
    <comment

  183. This shall be tried out with my new wordpress blog, thanks a lot!

  184. yes very cool article, thanks to share

  185. ı lıke wp for all pullıgın and esayly

  186. Nice article. Thanks
    great post!! keep them coming!

  187. thanx alot for this..!!

  188. yes very cool article, thanks to share
    ışıklı tabela

  189. birisi Tatil mi ? dedi.

  190. This is good list of twitter analytic tools. But among those I like twitteranalyzer the most.

  191. Great stuff mate, thanks for sharing.

  192. very nice theme . I use number three my bllogg

    ty

  193. I have been looking for something like this..

    Thanks a lot man..

  194. Love the article and thankyou for your advice and examples, shall be back for more advice again for sure.

  195. Thanks for sharing, great themes!

  196. I love this theme of your site

  197. This is very usefull stuff :) Now I know how to improve my blog with all these great tips and tricks ;) Ty

  198. Great stuff mate, thanks for sharing…

  199. Sweet plugins. tx

  200. Hello and thank you for this great blog, I have been struggling with an issue in WP and cant find the solution anywhere!! maybe someone here can help me or at least point me in the good direction.

    my big issue is: on most WP blogs i visit they have on the top right or left corner a bubble with let say 20 comments then people click on it and they are in the post but my theme does not have this and that causes the visitors to not click the Post title and enter the post, anyone kniows wich PLUGGIN I need to fix this ??

    thank you in advance for your reply and love your blog ..

  201. now i use disqus comment.. how about you guys??

  202. Excellent article! I am looking to do a lot with my comments section and this will definitely help. Tired of the annoying generic default list.

  203. Great and helpful tips dude! Now I can be more confident in helping my friend build a blog.

    ishift rules!

  204. I spent the better part of the night time working on how comments look. After being inspired by this blog on threaded comments I can now say my comments look great!

  205. Thanks for this list, great job compiling, and nice clean look to how it displays.

    One thing I’d like to see regarding comments is: when there are tons of comments on a blog page… a way to organize them for better readability, without offending the commentors. Just making it paged doesn’t necessarily fix the problem though… maybe something like

    _ vote a comment to the top of the list.
    As comments get voted on by visitors, they move to the top of the list by popularity.

  206. This really good info here interesting, thank you very much.

  207. why to use comments hack…….everybody want humans not bots….so natural comments are only ornaments for any blog

  208. nice way to hack comments

  209. I also own a tech blog where i want my users to post code, script examples as comments. Is there any plugin or hack available which identifies code in comment and then make it geshi compatible. I have tried few things but no luck.

  210. sweet thanks

  211. wow, this post couldn’t be more helpful.. all the basic but so much needed wordpress tweaks. Thanks.

  212. Thank you, really good hacks!

  213. Hi! I am looking for a way to add an extra field to the comments area! Do you know any way to achieve that? I found an old plugin but it does not work with 3.0.4

    http://www.ideashower.com/our_solutions/wordpress-plugin-extra-comment-fields/

  214. a great hack list. thank you. i will try one of them

  215. Thanks for this gr8 guide, i am going to use it on my wp site…

  216. Really Good Works..

  217. Very nice hack list. Will be usefull for my blogs ! Thanks for sharing your knowledge ! :)

  218. Great List here, but I was wondering if there is a hack or plugin for showing more than 20 comments in the administration area of WP 3.0.3 or is this already made available to you in this version?

  219. useful, thanks for the list

  220. I like style number 12. Use Twitter Avatars In Comments is very cool

  221. Thanks for the great article. Do you have any more you can refer me to?

    -Kaden

  222. Great list, bookmarked as it will take ages to go through the list. thanks

  223. Amazing list of techniques. Been trying one of them and so far so good. Appreciated!

  224. I espacially like the How to Remove rel=’external nofollow’ from Comments ;) Thanks for sharing

  225. great post and this is nice information for me…Thanks for sharing. I hope i can like you :)

  226. Thanks for the great information. The posts were very helpful to me. Good Job!

  227. Wow… now THIS is a real valuable list, thanks for sharing!

    ~Sergio

  228. I’m very glad to this post and I’m interested to 21st style. I want to apply it into my site, but I still confuse How to apply it into my theme. Or maybe any suggestion to make mine better.

    send me suggestion to my site.

    If I have to know what style on your own site?

    thankz

  229. Can you tell me how to place the comment box before comments in WordPress?

  230. Really great list. I am about to shift my blog from blogger to wordpress. I will certainly give the try

  231. Thanks for the great post. I am always looking for ways to make my sites better and you have some very useful tips here.

    Today I was searching for how to put one of those “You must be 18 to enter” pages on my wordpress sites. I have several adult sites, such as electronic cigarettes, that I would like to warn my visitors about before they actually get on site. Do you know any way to do that with WordPress? I use Thesis on all my sites.

    Thanks

  232. Great and useful post!

  233. Thanks for your sharing, i’m bookmark it, it is so useful for me, thanks again,

  234. nice post … and it`s help me a lot in my works … thanks

  235. This … is … perfect!!!

  236. Wow what a wonderful list. bookmarked as I’m currently learning to make my sites better.

  237. Brilliant!

  238. Posts with lots of comments take a lot of time to load… is there a way to display comments on post only when the readers wants to look at them? p.e. a link a the end of the post that will display the comments only when this is clicked?
    Thanks

  239. why links to these pages?
    better would be just to list the code.

  240. Great posts. thanks for sharing.

  241. recently i ported my old blogspot blog to my personal wordpress blog…i was looking for ideas for comment section of the blog…this post is so useful…
    thanks a truck load

  242. I have started my new blog and was looking for wordpress comment page plugins. Got some ideas from your post! cheers!

  243. I really appreciate to this post writer because i was really looking for this kind of post. Thanks

  244. Wow, what a great collection. Thanks Daniel for those techniques. I liked the paginated comments one!

  245. Thanks Danial for your efforts in putting all those set of tips together.

  246. some great stuff… tnx!

  247. so nice its good

  248. I would like to know how to make the comments show in the blog page instead of having to click into the individual post pages.

  249. I like the theme, thanks very much

  250. Internet Explorer 6, the browser that refuses to die down despite the fact that even Microsoft wishes to do away with it and has launched a campaign to discourage its usage, has been given a blow by WordPress.com. The latter has stated that it will no longer support IE 6 and users will be required to upgrade to a new version in order to log into their WordPress dashboard.

  251. How can i do this “06. Displaying The Most Recent Comment First “?can you give me a pm, or e-mail? thanks

  252. These WordPress plugins look awesome, thanks for the link.

  253. How do I make ALL comment fields display publicly in the comments – including email, website and custom fields?

  254. nice…………………

  255. I like the list, but they are hard to perform. I want an AJAX type of comment system that reloads the comment for the viewers pleasure, I cant seem to find one yet.

  256. Great tips, will use them on my new wordpress blog about kredittkort!

  257. grea wp tips site, the social media tips like for twitter were great and I will use the m for sure

  258. Is it possible to feed a comment thread from one WP page to multiple other WP pages? for EX. to have an overall discussion within a long thread but on multiple pages that talk about different topics but always with comments from the overall discussion.

  259. This is a huge list and definitely lot of useful information about WordPress Comment. I am a beginner and will try to implement some of these if I can bring good traffic to my blog. In one of my blog I was using NOFOLLOW Free plugin as I did not know it is so easy to modify in the theme.

  260. Very informative and very useful compilation. I would love to implement some of them in my own theme

  261. nice really thank you for sharing

  262. Nice article, I love to code my comment section better ways. I would check out few of the hacks. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  263. WoW – I wished I had knewn this, when I choose joomla as CMS. WordPress seems to have a lot of nice functionalities, when it comes to styling.

  264. I’m thinking about changing from blogger to wordpress and this is very convncing. Thank you

  265. Hop, un peu de Français…
    merci pour cet article qui explique comment faire de son formulaire de commentaires un formulaire ergonomique.

    Thank you for this purpose to explain how we can improve the comment form into an ergonomic way.

  266. buen aporte gracias

  267. Thank you..

  268. Awesome list, I’m using about 7-8 of these and definitely going to test drive some more :)

  269. What do you think about the Disqus plugin? I’ve started to use this on one of my blogs and I really like it.

  270. nice information i love you blog nice information

  271. thanks for awesome tips i learn a lots today i will try all these tips

  272. Excellent blog and good information.thankyou

  273. I will use this hack. ty

  274. many collection, I want to see one by one but not enough time,my first bookmarks.

  275. Great Compilation! Really Awesome stuff!

  276. Is there a way to add a comment button to a theme on the “main” page? as it is now readers can’t see the number of comments or quickly link to the comment section without clicking on the “read more” jump-ver link. I’m using wordpress 3.0 and theme “san cloud”. If I sound like a newbie it’s because I am. Thanks for your help. :)

  277. Your awsome!

  278. This is awesome because it adds beauty to your site. I will use it to my other sites. Nice one.

  279. I have a question. The theme of the blog that I am writing is set up so that comments do not show up under my blog posts when viewed in archive format. In order to leave a comment the reader has to click on this bubble on the upper right hand side of each post, and that is where readers have to go to view the comments as well. Is there any way to change it so that the comments appear below each post without changing my theme? I am by no means extremely knowledgeable when it comes to coding and what not…

  280. Holla friends.

    Version 2 of my WP Extra Comment Fields plugin is now available.
    http://www.solaceten.info/wp-extra-comment-fields-v2

    Now fully automated installation and compliant with WP standards :-)

    You can add extra comment fields automatically using the plugin,

    - make them public or private
    - and make them mandatory or not
    - receive them in email admin notification
    - Use radio, text fields or dropdowns!

    Lots of options :-)
    Lots of additional features planned :-)

    http://www.solaceten.info/wp-extra-comment-fields-v2

    Regards
    Sol

  281. woww nice blog gan.. I like ur post n it is the best information. Thank gan

  282. How do you list all comments from your site on your home page?

    the list would only display the post title and the person name who wrote the comment

  283. Awesome collection of wordpress comment hacking :) I always love 2 hack wp Happy to found this post 8) tnx @adams :-o

  284. Informative and amazing post. Thanks a lot for sharing. This is so awesome.

  285. What is a Hack in WordPress – A way of doing incredible that involves adding bit of code to make a piece of software do what you want, rather than using a prepackaged solution like a plug-in

  286. Hi.

    I would, at first, to thank you by your work that helped me so much with all tips.

    Help me with avatar/role.

    I would like to SHOW with my avatar(photo) members its ROLES to appreas at comments section.

    Its possible?

  287. Thanx.. How do you list all comments from your site on your home page?

  288. Now fully automated installation and compliant with WP standards

  289. great post thanks for information…

  290. Thanks for a very informative site.
    As with most comment-ors I ask a question or help please.

    I would like to fix the comments box at the top of the page and have comments show below as newest at the top.

    Is there a plug-in/code I can use please.

    Thanks again for a brill site.

  291. Thanks for great info on wordpress.

  292. A great bunch of hacks. Thank you so much and keep up the good work

  293. Nice collection, bookmarked it!

  294. Great list, bookmarked now! Will come in handy for my wordpress blogs, thanx.

  295. Very informative.
    Thanks

  296. Superb List. It is very useful. Thanks for share.

  297. best best best tutorial.. really appreciating you.

  298. Bella guida!

  299. Good tutorial, thank you for publishing it

  300. Awesome List. It will be very useful for my new blog . Thanks for share.

  301. Nice Article, I enjoy it.

  302. I tried this tutorial because the like button would only show up via iframe, and the other problem being the ‘like box’ on my sidebar not showing up anywhere but on the front page, but it doesn’t work. any ideas?

  303. I was searching for How to highlight Author comments. Me going to give a try from these tutorials :) I will give a try and make my comment section stylish

  304. thank you!!!! Good article.. nice job

  305. Great article on WordPress Comments Page Hacks. I love the twitter one especially. Thanks for posting this.

  306. Thank you for your sharing this beautiful. Unfortunately, everyone does it hazırlamıyor the original article. congratulations.

  307. Oh, this is a great list, i didn’t know about 5 plugins.. now i’ll use it, thanks

  308. nice blog, thank you

  309. Inspiration is the key!

  310. Never seen a page with this kind of heavy resources. That last full featured comment.php from Christian is awesomely sweet. Thanks.

  311. Wow. I have to bookmark and share this! There is so much here and its awesome. Can’t wait to use these hacks for my own blogs. Really cool…. Thanks.

  312. Fantastic list.. although I was going down it one by one hoping to resolve an issue which has killed a couple of days trying to resolve….. attachments in comments!!!! I can’t find a single theme or plugin that does it. Sure I could use a tinymce plugin but they’re all buggy and it’s a pretty clunky option when all I want is for users to be able to attach an image. Any recommendations??

  313. This is a very good article. I once had to search for all the tips, but here you presented them in a single post. Thanks

  314. I think some thing you have missed ” Subscribe to Comments ” plugin that allows commentators on your blog to check a box before commenting and get e-mail notification of further comments. It is one of the most popular WordPress plugins out there for the simple reason that it helps foster a community around your blog by encouraging commentators to come back and stay engaged in the dialog.

  315. Great!

  316. Thanks for the great post! I have been working to find some solutions to several issues that I have with default comments.

  317. Thanks for the link. I was looking for changing the Gravatar

  318. hi, i need a beautiful, eye-catching style for the comments on my forum,
    just the style, not any programming code, any suggestion??

  319. Your tips are great, thanks for sharing. I have added commentluv too, as an extra incentive for commenters.

  320. These are really awesome hacks. I am gonna implement a couple of hacks on my blog.

  321. Thank you. Handy for my blog

  322. Thanks for your great posts. I love your comment also.

  323. Nice Article..Thanks for sharing this…

  324. This is nice because it adds something to your site. I,m going to use it to my other sites.

  325. this is realy working now?

  326. Thanks nice article really.

  327. Great list, thanks for sharing. These plugins will make life much easier. I prefer having the disqus comment box or commentluv for my blog.

  328. Thank you very useful information

  329. great staff thanks!

  330. thanks for sharing very nice article………

  331. Is it possible to feed a comment thread from one WP page to multiple other WP pages? for EX. to have an overall discussion within a long thread but on multiple pages that talk about different topics but always with comments from the overall discussion.

  332. Great list, very helpful. Thank you!

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