Support » Plugin: Better Recent Comments » Good but problematic ( no way to set excerpt length per widget/shortcode )

  • tnn

    (@noelforge)


    The author gave a solution ( unrelated to the plugin ) to modify the comment excerpt length (*) ALL ACROSS YOUR SITE 😂 , which is not really a solution, is extremely invasive and certainly not wanted by anyone looking to build a coherent user experience on their site.

    Users should be able to set different excerpt lengths for each shortcode, that’s the bare minimum for any comment plugin. ( e.g. 10 words on “homepage” excerpts, 20 words on “profile page”, no limit on “all recent comments” page ).

    Something like that.

    A similar plugin : WordPress comment plus does that, but your plugin is better in terms of styling, so I’ll just have to deal with that shitty excerpt handicap for the time being.

    ///////////////////////////// the invasive “solution” ///

    add_filter( ‘comment_excerpt_length’, function( $number_of_words ) {
    return 50;
    } );

    • This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by tnn.
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  • Thread Starter tnn

    (@noelforge)

    Another problem with the Widget / Page Builder module :
    The “Title” section can’t be left blank otherwise it will return some retarded stock wordpress bigass text like “<H1>RECENT COMMENTS</H1>” which is really unwanted as you’d want to put in your own stuff in.

    An option would be to fill it in with a blank character «⠀», or create your own shortcode altogether without heading thanks to their Help book, but yeah, leaving it blank should be an option.

    In the same vein of solutions, here is a way to hide ALL <H2> widget titles altogether (add to custom css )
    h2.widgettitle {display:none;}

    Besides that it says what it says it does, so you can deal with it.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by tnn.
    Plugin Support Edge – Barn2 Support

    (@barn2support)

    Hi, @noelforge. Thanks for your feedback regarding our suggested method to set the length of the comments.

    I’m afraid that the plugin doesn’t have an option to set different excerpt lengths for each shortcode – thanks for the suggestion! I have added it to our feature request list so that we can track the amount of demand. We will let you know if we add this to a future version of the plugin.

    In the meantime, I’m sorry that this isn’t possible.

    Please let me know if there might be anything else that we may help you with.

    Plugin Support Edge – Barn2 Support

    (@barn2support)

    Hi again, @noelforge.

    I have also added an option to set the widget title as blank to our feature request list for you, so that we can track the amount of demand. We will let you know if we add this to a future version of the plugin.

    Best regards,

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