Recent Comments with Gravatar is a WordPress widget that does the same thing with the standard Recent Comments widget in WordPress >2.8 with additional gravatar images and different formatting for author comments. The gravatar image is displayed along with the comment and the author link, so it will be easier for us to identify the author. With this additional features, the Recent Comments Gravatar should make your blog more colorful.
The following image shows the Recent Comments with Gravatar in action, captured from my Indonesian blog (suhanto.com):
And the following image shows the administration screen for this widget:
The Recent Comments with Gravatar is a WordPress widget. It requires WordPress at least version 2.8. Here is the step by step on how to install this widget:
- Download the widget from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recent-comments-with-gravatar/.
- Extract the directory
recent-comments-gravatarfrom the downloaded file, and then upload it to your WordPress plugins directory (
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Go to Appearance > Widgets > Recent Comments with Gravatar, drag and drop it to sidebar area, and start entering your info.
Here is the explanation of widget parameters.
This is the widget title in plain text. You can put any value here. For example: Recent Commenters, New Comments, etc.
- Num. of comments to display
You can specify how many comments to display in this widget here.
- Gravatar width
The width of gravatar image can be specified here. Common values are: 46, 60, but of course you can freely choose any ‘reasonable’ number for gravatar width.
- Show in Post
You can choose whether you would display this widget in individual post or not.
- Show in Page
You can also choose whether you would display this widget in individual page or not.
- Use custom style
By default, Recent Comments with Gravatar widget uses its own style.css file. You can check this checkbox to ignore this file and use the CSS from your theme. Some additions to your theme’ style.css are required of course.