Simple Top Commenters

Description

A sidebar widget that displays a list of top commenters across a site, showing the number of comments for each. Inspired by and extended from the Top Commentators Widget by WebGrrrl.

Supported Languages:

  1. English

  2. Slovene: Thanks to Mitja Mihelič: mitja.mihelic@arnes.si http://www.linkedin.com/in/mmihelic

  3. Romanian: Thanks to Alexander Ovsov: Web Hosting Geeks

  4. Ukranian: Thanks to Michael Yunat: http://getvoip.com

Options:

  1. “Title”: customizable title that is displayed in the sidebar for this widget.

  2. “Define Commenters by”: choose whether to define an individual by email address or by name entered in the comment form

  3. “Commenters to Exclude”: a list of people to exclude from the count. Can enter names and/or email addresses here. Separate each with a comma.

  4. “# of Commenters to List”: determines the number of top commenters to list.

  5. “Show ‘comments’ Label?”: If checked, a top commenter will appear as “mike: 10 comments”. If unchecked, he/she will appear simply as “mike: 10”.

Screenshots

  • Configurable title, method of defining a single commenter, list of commenters to exclude from the counter, length of list, and whether to show "comments" in the list after the number of comments displayed.
  • Appearance in the sidebar (see "Top Commenters" in the bottom right).

Installation

  1. Upload the simple-top-commenters folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Appearance -> Widgets screen, drag the SimpleTopCommenters widget into the sidebar.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the simple-top-commenters folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Appearance -> Widgets screen, drag the SimpleTopCommenters widget into the sidebar.
How can I use this plugin with other translations

Create a PO file for the localization desired, name it with the appropriate country code and language code and add it to the “languages” folder. See http://urbangiraffe.com/articles/translating-wordpress-themes-and-plugins/ or https://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers#PO_files for more info. If you provide an additional translation, please send it to me, and I can add it to the next version. http://mike-eng.com

Contributors & Developers

“Simple Top Commenters” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

10/1/2017

Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.8.2

6/1/2014

Added Ukranian localization. Thanks to Michael Yunat: http://getvoip.com

5/6/2012

Added Romanian localization. Thanks to Alexander Ovsov: Web Hosting Geeks

10/12/2011

Added internationalization and included Slovene language files. Code and translation provided by Mitja Mihelič – mitja.mihelic@arnes.si – http://www.linkedin.com/in/mmihelic

11/20/2010

Initial Release