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BWP RC 1.2.0 – Your Recent Comment Lists Just Got Better!

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BWP RC 1.2.0 – Your Recent Comment Lists Just Got Better!

Support for this plugin has been moved to the BWP Community!

Hi guys! It’s been more than three months since the last major version of BWP Recent Comments, and there have been so many feature requests that only some of which I could actually work on… but now I give you, BWP RC 1.2.0 Release Candidate 1!

So, what’s new?

1. AJAX navigation:

As of this version, your visitors will be able to conveniently browse your comment lists without having to refresh the page! You can apply AJAX navigation to the Global List, or any Local List you want. Here’s what your list would look like with AJAX navigation on Twenty Eleven (WordPress 3.2’s default theme):

BWP Recent Comments AJAX Navigation

BWP Recent Comments AJAX Navigation

You also have full control over how the navigation looks as this plugin provides separate templates for such purpose. And if you would like to show an AJAX-ed comment list on a separate page, it is entirely possible.

2. List with comments grouped by posts:

The next exciting new feature is the ability to group comments by posts. This feature was actually requested by a user and is inspired by the classic Get Recent Comments plugin.

To group comments in any list, simply set a limit on the number of comments to show for each post, and you’re done! Noticed the grouped feature in action in the AJAX navigation screenshot? Here’s something larger and clearer for you:

BWP Recent Comments Grouped on a Page

BWP Recent Comments Grouped on a Page

List with grouped comments can also be used with AJAX navigation and / or shown on a separate page, your choice!

3. Shortcode, and three new template tags:

As requested, you can now add a recent comment list to a page using a simple shortcode called [bwp-rc]. Of course there are some attributes that you can use to customize it, but let’s leave such gory details to the documentation, shall we?

Also, with 1.2.0, there are three new template tags that you can use, including:

  • %author_archive%: link to a comment author’s archive page if found.
  • %comment_count%: the number of comments for the current post.
  • %comment_number%: a comment’s number in the list, e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc. Useful when showing comments on a separate page (see the 2nd screenshot above).

Just copy and paste them into any template you want (except for the AJAX navigation template) and see them shining!

Alright, it’s time for you to check the new version out, test the new features, give me feedbacks, and, of course, have fun!

Later ;).

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37 Opinions for BWP RC 1.2.0 – Your Recent Comment Lists Just Got Better!

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    zach October 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm – Permalink

    Hello, Is there anyway to include facebook avatars in this too, I use otto’s simple facebook connect which allows users to post comments using facebook account. In recent comments widget it doesn’t show any other but gravatar image. Also, default image loads few time, if avatar is not present, anyway to store 1 image on local server, so it doesn’t load same image per user comment using multiple query. Thanks

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      OddOneOut October 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm – Permalink

      Right now I’m not sure if this is possible since Facebook is an external application, and BWP RC is designed for WordPress comments only.

      Also, default image loads few time, if avatar is not present, anyway to store 1 image on local server, so it doesn’t load same image per user comment using multiple query.

      Did the comment list show up very slowly on your website? Checking whether or not someone has a Gravatar is very costly…

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