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WordPress Plugin: Get Recent Comments

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

This plugin displays excerpts of the most recent comments and/or trackbacks that have been posted to the articles in your blog.

Current version: 2.0.6 (03/31/2009) (Changelog)

You need at least get recent comments version 2.0 if you have wordpress 2.3 or newer.


  • Highly configurable via WordPress admin interface.
  • Support for WordPress 1.5.x, 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x, 2.3.x, 2.5.x, 2.6.x, 2.7.x and 2.8 (Whichs means: any version)
  • Adjustable layout by macros.
  • Handles trackbacks and comments in separate lists, in one combined list.
  • Widget support (but not required)
  • Caches the output
  • Order comments by date, or by posting
  • Support for gravatars.
  • Option to exclude comments to posts in certain categorys
  • Doesn’t show pingbacks originating from own blog
  • There is a special version for lyceum multiblog installations:
  • Supports Hannah Gray’s Profile Pics Plugin
  • Screenshots

    Activation of widget Administration Interface

    Get the plugin from the WordPress Plugins Directory.


    Drop the file get-recent-comments.php into /wp-content/plugins/

    Activate the plugin in the Plugin Management

    Drag the widgets “Get Recent Comments” and “Get Recent Trackbacks” into the sidebar.

    If your theme does not yet support widgets, insert to following code into the sidebar template.

       <?php if (function_exists('get_recent_comments')) { ?>
       <li><h2><?php _e('Recent Comments:'); ?></h2>
            <?php get_recent_comments(); ?>
       <?php } ?>   
       <?php if (function_exists('get_recent_trackbacks')) { ?>
       <li><h2><?php _e('Recent Trackbacks:'); ?></h2>
            <?php get_recent_trackbacks(); ?>
       <?php } ?>

    The author does not ask you to donate for this plugin, because he himself is a happy user of free software. But now and then he is asked where and how one can donate:



    Go to the next page for configuration and changelog