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BWP Recent Comments Released!

A completely new recent comment list plugin for your website/blog! This plugin will display recent comment lists at assigned locations. Comment lists are updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. Does not add any load for end-users.

Features at a glance

  • Has the options to show comment only, trackback only, or show both (separately or all together)
  • Possibility to add different comment lists with different settings on one page
  • You can sort comment lists descendingly or ascendingly
  • Supports custom post type
  • Supports Gravatar
  • Supports smiley
  • Widget-ready
  • Template functions ready
  • Generate Zero SQL query for end-users
  • Possibility to trim comment to a specific number of words
  • Possibility to split long words into smaller chunks
  • Configurable date format
  • Possibility to hide comments by you and/or trackbacks/pingbacks that originate from your website
  • Style the comment list using your own CSS or using the default one
  • Option to load media files (CSS, JS, etc.) only when needed
  • Different template for comment and trackback. An additional template for blog owner is available.
  • WordPress Multi-site compatible (not tested with WPMU)
  • Actively developed
  • And more…

You can find detailed information as well as download links on this page: wordpress-plugins/bwp-recent-comments/

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13 Opinions for BWP Recent Comments Released!

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    Mike McKoy April 11, 2011 at 9:15 am – Permalink

    When I try to edit the template options text in wordpress 3.1.1 Better WordPress recent comments does not save the text I enter correctly. When i try to reset it to the original text in the template it doesn’t save.

    How do I fix this? Happens on multiple installations of Better WordPress recent comments

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      OddOneOut April 11, 2011 at 11:04 am – Permalink

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the bug report, this does not have anything to do with Multi-site, though (luckily). You don’t have to fix it, because I will have to ;).

      About the reset button, when you reset a template you will have to press Save changes again to save it, this is intended behaviour because that allows you to compare the templates. Do you think it is not ideal?

      Anyway, 1.0.1 with various bug fixes should be on its way now :).

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        Mike McKoy April 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm – Permalink

        Well the issue is that when I press save it isn’t saving my changes and that even when I reset to defaults it isn’t saving those changes.

        Have you been able to reproduce that? Thank you for answering me so quickly btw.

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          OddOneOut April 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm – Permalink

          Yes I have, and I have also made version 1.0.1 available, too! Have you updated? Various bugs were fixed, including what you found. Enjoy Mike!

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    Sandy April 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm – Permalink


    Great plugin, but I found a bug with the widget not displaying localised titles for the links back to the comment (hope that makes sense). Simple fix in class-bwp-recent-comments.php, by adding a “__( )” around “$commentdata[‘post_title’]”. Modified line of code below:

    $comment['post_title_attr'] = sprintf('%s %s', ucfirst($commentdata['comment_type'] . $comment_on), esc_attr(__($commentdata['post_title'])));

    Hope you find the feedback useful,


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    Sandy April 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm – Permalink

    I thought I should add, although my site is currently only in English, it is set up to be multilingual, which is how I noticed the bug in the first place.

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      OddOneOut April 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm – Permalink

      Hi Sandy, thanks for your contribution!

      It is not a bug actually, but I will of course make it more compatible with such multilingual blog. Btw, what plugin are you using to make your blog multilingual? And is there any other portion that needs localizing?

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    Sandy April 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm – Permalink

    The multilingual plugin I am using is qTranslate. Any multilingual output has to go through __() otherwise it comes out like this:

    english textgerman text

    The site is only partially localised at present, so I haven’t really done any testing in anything other than English. I would think that the “Comment on” part of the link will have to be localised.

    Thanks again for a neat plugin.

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      OddOneOut April 18, 2011 at 4:57 pm – Permalink

      Isn’t “Comment on” already in __()? From line 592:

      $comment_on = ($commentdata['comment_type'] == '') ? __('Comment on', 'bwp-rc') : __(' to', 'bwp-rc');.

      Okay I will fix this soon when I have time.

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        Sandy April 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm – Permalink

        Thanks for pointing that out – if I need to I can fix it myself on that line of code.


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    Ray April 24, 2011 at 12:26 am – Permalink

    Love it, but one suggestion: include an option to trim post titles (%post_title%) to x number of characters just as you can trim comments to x number of words.

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    lisa April 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm – Permalink

    Great plugin

    %post_link% does not seem to work with href. Is there a way to link to the post, rather than the comment?

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      OddOneOut April 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm – Permalink

      Hi Lisa,

      Yes that seems to be a bug, I will get it fixed in the next version :).

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