Latest Comments Block

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The latest comments block displays the most recent comments readers have left on your blog.

Latest Comments Block
Here’s what it looks like when it’s embedded in the Editor.

The latest comments block can be added to a page by clicking on the Add Block button. It can be found in Widgets section. Alternatively, you can type /latest and click on Latest Comments.

Add latest comments with the slash command
Add latest comments with a slash command.

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

Block Toolbar

Each block has its own block-specific controls that allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.

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You can transform a Latest Comments block into a Columns or a Group block. 

Transform tool in the Latest Comments block

Block-moving tools

Block moving tools in the Latest comments block

Use the block-moving tools to move the block up and down the editor. Use the six dots icon to drag and drop the Latest Comments block and reposition it anywhere on the editor. Alternatively, click on the up and down arrows to move the block up or down the editor.

Get more information about moving a block within the editor.

Change Alignment

The block toolbar for the latest comments block has options for alignment.

Alignment controls for the latest comments block
Alignment controls for the latest comments block
  • Align left – Make the block left-aligned.
  • Align center – Make the block alignment centered.
  • Align right – Make the block right-aligned.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the block beyond the content size.
  • Full width – Extend the block to cover the full width of the screen.

The “Wide width” and “Full width” alignment settings must be enabled by your WordPress theme. 

More Options

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

Block Settings

Every block has specific options in the editor sidebar in addition to the options found in the block toolbar. If you do not see the sidebar, simply click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Publish button.

Enable block settings for the Latest Comments block

Latest Comments Settings

The Latest Comments Settings allow you to choose whether to display the avatar, the date, and/or the excerpt. They are all on by default. You may also choose the number of comments to display within the block.

Block settings for the latest comments block
Latest Comments Settings


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.


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    • Screenshots for 6.0
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