GC-Comments retrieves a list of commented on posts, ordered by last commented on article first. It displays them as an unordered list
containing a link to the article, as well as a link to the last comment in that conversation:
- article_title1 (number_of_comments1)
- article_title2 (number_of_comments2)
It has the following features:
- Can be used as a widget and in code
- Customizable css class name.
- Customizable number of commented on posts to retrieve.
- Caching: for large databases the query can be quite resource intensive. Caching reduces the strain
on the database by storing the results of the query-results in the database. Select caching per comment or time based (Cache time configurable).
- AJAX: Use this when your blog uses WP Super Cache or equivalent, or if you just want to keep your readers updated
on the latest comments regularly (AJAX refresh time configurable).
- Option to include or exclude comments on password protected articles.
- Option to include or exclude pingbacks and trackbacks.
- Option to include or exclude comments on drafts, pending and future posts.
- Option to show the comments on drafts, pending and future posts only to editors and above.
Note: The last options are almost certain not very useful for the bulk of WordPress installs, as it only has effect when drafts, pending and future posts are
shown on the front page. This is not the case by default, but it was needed in my situation. For normal installs these settings have no effect whatsoever.