This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Current Comments


Example plugin for using Backbone.js with WordPress; displays a live comment stream in a widget.


  • The current comment widget - it's alive!


  1. Upload the plugin
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Add the plugin widget to your sidebar or other widget area


A comment was made on a post, but it didn’t appear in the widget. Why not?

Comments appear once approved – be sure the comment has been approved.

If I unapprove a comment, will it be removed from the widget?


Why is a minimum of WordPress 3.6 required?

This plugin uses Backbone.js 1.0.0, which was added in WordPress 3.6.

Contributors & Developers

“Current Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Limited the number of comments returned to 10
  • Updated to support localization


  • Updated to use Backbone 1.0.0 in WordPress 3.6 (collection add merge)
  • Changed get_comments query to use DESC so that most recent 10 comments are sent
  • Changed ajax update to only fetch any comments added since last query
  • Removed highlighting of new comments and replaced it with automatically updating timestamps using moment.js
  • Simplified subview logic to simply prepend new comments at the top of the comments view


  • Initial release