Recent Comments Widget

Display all the latest comments from across your entire WordPress Multisite network – using a simple but powerful widget!

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The Recent Comments widget in the sidebar of a site
The Recent Comments widget configuration options

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Want to show all the latest comments from across your entire network on your main site – simply, efficiently and quickly?

This widget does exactly what it says on the box – it allows you to display a list of all the latest comments from across your entire network on your frontpage – or anywhere else for that matter :)

 

Features for this simple but powerful plugin include:

  • A simple widget to display latest comments across your entire network on homepage or any site on your network
  • Option to change the number of comments displayed
  • Choice of number comment characters allowed
  • Option to display avatars and preset avatar size

Check this out!

Once installed and network activated, you’ll see a new Recent Global Comments widget added to Appearance > Widgets of the main site of your network.

Recent Global Comment widget

Now just add the Recent Global Comments widget to your sidebar, choose your configuration options, and the latest comments will be pulled onto the homepage of your network!

 

Plus all the support you expect from a WPMU DEV plugin.

As usual, we’re constantly refining our plugins and adding new features all the time.

So become a WPMU DEV member, check it out, and let us know what you’d like to see included in a future release of Recent Comments Widget.

Usage

For help with installing plugins please refer to our Plugin installation guide.

To Install:

1. Install the Comment Indexer

  • The Comment Indexer is designed to index comment from the time it is installed on your network and needs to be installed for the Recent Global Comments Widget plugin to work.
  • The Comment Indexer can’t index commentss that were published prior to being installed. i.e. comments published prior to it being installed won’t display in your Recent Global Comment Widget.

2. Install the Recent Comments Plugin.

  • Once uploaded visit Network Admin -> Plugins to Network Activate the Recent Global Comments Widget Plugin.
  • Your Recent Global Comment widget is added to Appearance > Widgets of your main site.
  • By default, the widget is available only on the main site of your network. This behavior can be changed by following the instructions below to edit your widget-recent-global-comments.php
  • The Recent Global comment widget list comments on public blogs only. Comments from privates sites aren’t displayed.

3. Install the avatars plugin (if you want to display avatars).

Enabling Widget for all sites

By default the Recent Global Comments widget is only enabled for use by the main site.

Here’s how you can enable it for all sites on your network:

1.  Open up widget-recent-global-comments.php using a text editing program like EditPlus or Notepad++

2.  Change ‘yes’ to ‘no’ in the following line:

$recent_global_comments_widget_main_blog_only = ‘yes’;

3.  Save your amended widget-recent-global-comments.php and use this file when you upload widget-recent-global-comments directory to wp-content/plugins/

Editing the php file

To Use:

1.  Once installed you just go Appearance > Widgets

2.  Add the Recent Global comments widget to your sidebar and select your configuration options.

Recent Global Comment widget

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