The first time I left a comment on another blog, it was pretty exciting to see my name “in print”. When I registered my avatar, that was exciting to see, too.
I don’t think I’m alone. I believe most bloggers love to see their names and/or avatars on other sites.
So, to feed the egotistical side of us bloggers, I’m showcasing a plugin for my “Free-n-Easy Friday Finds” (FEFF).
This one is for recent comments.
What I like about this plugin, it also includes the commenter’s avatar (see it in action in the left sidebar).
The name of the plugin is: “Get Recent Comments”. (This link is for the author’s site.)
To download the plugin, go to “WordPress.org” Plugin Directory.
It is widget supported or can be manually inserted by using code. Use the options page to configure yours to your liking.
To show avatars/gravatars, you’ll need to add “%gravatar” (without the quotations) to the “comments” option. For reference, here’s what the coding (on the comments option page) looks like for my site:
<li><a href=”%comment_link” title=”%post_title, %post_date”>%gravatar %comment_author : %comment_excerpt</a></li>
Krischan Jodies is the author of this plugin. ///clap, clap, clap\\\. Thank you Krischan.
Did you miss the lesson on avatars (also called gravatars)? Here’s the link: How To Get and/or Add A Gravatar To Your Post Comments
If you really want to work behind the scenes of your blog and add/try other great plugins, John Hoff @ eVenturebiz.com just posted a list of 50+ WordPress plugins he found (links included).
Thank you John for all of your hard work.
Don’t forget, leave a comment and watch your name and avatar show up under “Recent Comments”
Photo Credit: LollyKnit’s photostream