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BT-Active Discussions


This is a recent comments plugin that displays customizable number of blog posts with recently updated comment. The output is very similar to phpBB’s View Active Topics and vBulletin’s Today’s Posts functions.

You can see a demo at Moolanomy Personal Finance Blog and You can see a demo at Blogthority

Please send your feedback via Blogthority contact form

Special thank to Richard Strauss of My Zero Waste for contributing code prototype and idea for version 1.2.0.


  1. Download ZIP file from Plug-in Repository
  2. Unzip
  3. Copy bt-active-discussions folder into your plugins folder
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Add %%bt-active-discussions%% to any page you’d like to show the discussion table

Contributors & Developers

“BT-Active Discussions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


1.2.0 :
* Added Gravatar support
* Added comment excerpt support

1.1.4 :
* Added padding to output to improve the look

1.1.3 :
* Correct date issue to depend on WordPress local time configuration

1.1.2 :
* Correct some path issues

1.1.1 :
* Removed one option
* Rewrite SQL query to speed it up by a factor of 10

1.0.1 :
* Add two options (1) to easily remove credit link and (2) to remove one SQL condition.
* Also corrected installation instruction — i.e., %%bt-active-discussions%% NOT %%bt-active-discussion%%