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Top Commentators Widget

Adds a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site.


  1. Bugfix for 1.5 due to not displaying a list at all.
  2. Repositioned add_action() hook.
  3. Rectified commentator grouping by e-mail or by names.
  4. Added an option to list out commentators with a minimum required number of comments before being displayed.


  1. Added Default Blue, Retro, and Blank to the Gravatar icon options.
  2. Optimized the query for "Exclude these users" option (presumably could lower database/memory load?).
  3. Edited the query for commentators' URL (presumably could solve the "same URL for all users" problem that I tried hard to replicate but couldn't?).


  1. Further improved query against URL hijacking (searching based on e-mail instead of username).

v.1.4.1 beta

  1. MAJOR CODE REWRITE! This may break any customized CSS you may have on TCW.
  2. Support for multiple instances of the widget. This means that you can have TCW on as many sidebars in your blog as you want, each with its own unique settings.


  1. Added the Award option which will display image or icon of a medal/badge once a commentator reaches a certain number of comments determined by blog owner.
  2. Modified the form to allow default values to be entered automatically when initialized (i.e. widget's Save button is pressed).
  3. Added support for setting default Gravatars to 404, Mystery Man, Identicons, MonsterIDs or Wavatars.
  4. Repaired the query statement for filtering e-mails.


  1. Rectified the SQL query for filtering list by hour.


  1. Added target=_blank option which will open links in a new browser window.
  2. Added filtering based on range of dates.


  1. Fixed the Year value error which prevented it from being highlighted when selected and saved in the widget control form. (noted by Sebastien, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/205463?replies=2#post-876591)
  2. Added Gravatar support (thanks to the codes by Sergio Nascimento, http://www.coisasdosanduba.com/).
  3. Added Display only commentors with URLs.
  4. Fixed the bug which displays the URL of a comment marked as spam, but having the name of a valid commentor (since TCW always selects the latest URL entered by the same commentor user name).


  1. Corrected the extra closing widget tag that appears when Show In Home Only is selected.


  1. Re-arranged functions to avoid redeclare error in WP 2.5.
  2. Modified widget control form to repair unclickable control form.
  3. Added NoFollow option to links.
  4. Added show comment count option.
  5. Fixed the reset period (not tested extensively).
  6. Fixed the URL filtering.
  7. Include option to list users by e-mail or user names.
  8. Include option to filter users by e-mail.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.2
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 6,000+


5 out of 5 stars


1 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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