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October 01, 2004

How do I show a list of my most recent comments?

Did you know that you can show a list of the most recent comments to your blog. In that way, you can demonstrate to a new reader what entries have received the most discussion on your blog. It is actually very simple to do:

  1. First log into UThink.
  2. Click on the blog you'd like to create a list of the most recent comments for.
  3. Click on "Templates," and then on the "Main Index Template."
  4. Find the code in the Main Index Template that prints out the Search box.

    If you have created your blog after November 28, 2005, add the following code:

    <h2 class="module-header">Recent Comments</h2>
    <div class="module-categories module">
    <div class="module-content">
    <MTEntries recently_commented_on="7" sort_order="descend">
    <a href="<$MTEntryPermalink$>"><$MTEntryTitle$></a> (<$MTEntryCommentCount$>)<br /><MTComments lastn="1">
    <$MTCommentAuthorLink spam_protect="1"$> wrote:
    <$MTCommentBody trim_to="50" remove_html="1" convert_breaks="0"$>...[<a href="<$MTEntryLink$>#<$MTCommentID$>">more</a>]<br /><br /></MTComments>
    </MTEntries>
    </div>
    </div>

    If you have an older blog, right under the search box, add this code:

    <div class="sidetitle">
    Recent Comments
    </div>

    <div class="side">
    <MTEntries recently_commented_on="7" sort_order="descend">
    <a href="<$MTEntryPermalink$>"><$MTEntryTitle$></a> (<$MTEntryCommentCount$>)<br /><MTComments lastn="1">
    <$MTCommentAuthorLink spam_protect="1"$> wrote:
    <$MTCommentBody trim_to="50" remove_html="1"
    convert_breaks="0"$>...[<a href="<$MTEntryLink$>#<$MTCommentID$>">more</a>]<br /><br /></MTComments>
    </MTEntries>
    </div>

  5. Click on "Save" and then "Rebuild" and you should now see your most recent comments in your side menu section.

Give is a try and let me know how it works for you! Posted by snackeru at October 1, 2004 03:09 PM