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  • Highlighting comments worked for the main user before the upgrade (4 versions). Can someone help me with this?

    I have the Author Highlight Plugin – – to use. And it says to add code into my comments.php. But where? ..and what does the “This is a comment” need to be?

    I included my comments.php at the bottom.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    You need to add this code to your comments.php file (in your theme’s directory):

    <?php author_highlight(); ?>

    It needs to be withing the loop for the comments, and you want to specify it so that it outputs into a class attribute. Something like this:
    <div class=”<?php author_highlight(); ?>”>
    This is a comment.

    <?php // Do not delete these lines
    if (‘comments.php’ == basename($_SERVER[‘SCRIPT_FILENAME’]))
    die (‘Please do not load this page directly. Thanks!’);
    if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there’s a password
    if ($_COOKIE[‘wp-postpass_’ . COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) { // and it doesn’t match the cookie

    <p class=”nocomments”><?php _e(“This post is password protected. Enter the password to view comments.”); ?><p>


    /* This variable is for alternating comment background */
    $oddcomment = ‘alt’;

    <!– You can start editing here. –>

    <?php if ($comments) : ?>

    <h3 id=”comments”><?php comments_number(‘No Responses’, ‘One Response’, ‘% Responses’ );?> to “<?php the_title(); ?>”</h3>

    <ol class=”commentlist”>

    <?php foreach (array_reverse($comments) as $comment) : ?>

    <li class=”<?php echo $oddcomment; ?>” id=”comment-comment_ID()?php the_author_link() ?>”>
    <div class=”cmtinfo”>on <?php comment_date(‘d M Y’) ?> at <?php comment_time() ?> <small class=”commentmetadata”>” title=””> <?php edit_comment_link(‘edit this’,”,”); ?></small><cite><?php comment_author_link() ?></cite></div>
    <?php if ($comment->comment_approved == ‘0’) : ?>
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    <?php endif; ?>

    <?php comment_text() ?>

    <?php /* Changes every other comment to a different class */
    if (‘alt’ == $oddcomment) $oddcomment = ”;
    else $oddcomment = ‘alt’;

    <?php endforeach; /* end for each comment */ ?>

    <?php else : // this is displayed if there are no comments so far ?>

    <?php if (‘open’ == $post-> comment_status) : ?>
    <!– If comments are open, but there are no comments. –>

    <?php else : // comments are closed ?>
    <!– If comments are closed. –>
    <p class=”nocomments”>Comments are closed.</p>

    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    <?php if (‘open’ == $post-> comment_status) : ?>

    <h3 id=”respond”>Leave a Reply</h3>
    <p><i>(Please note that Keshav reviews all comments and sharings and that they are subject to editing and posting at his discretion.)</i><p>

    <?php if ( get_option(‘comment_registration’) && !$user_ID ) : ?>
    <p>You must be /wp-login.php?redirect_to=<?php the_permalink(); ?>”>logged in to post a comment.</p>
    <?php else : ?>

    <form action=”<?php echo get_option(‘siteurl’); ?>/wp-comments-post.php” method=”post” id=”commentform”>

    <?php if ( $user_ID ) : ?>

    <p>Logged in as /wp-admin/profile.php”><?php echo $user_identity; ?>. /wp-login.php?action=logout” title=”<?php _e(‘Log out of this account’) ?>”>Logout »</p>

    <?php else : ?>


    <p><input type=”text” class=”text” name=”author” id=”author” value=”<?php echo $comment_author; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”1″ />
    <label for=”author”><small>Name <?php if ($req) _e(‘(required)’); ?></small></label></p>

    <p><input type=”text” class=”text” name=”email” id=”email” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_email; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”2″ />
    <label for=”email”><small>Mail (hidden) <?php if ($req) _e(‘(required)’); ?></small></label></p>

    <p><input type=”text” class=”text” name=”url” id=”url” value=”<?php echo $comment_author_url; ?>” size=”22″ tabindex=”3″ />
    <label for=”url”><small>Website</small></label></p>

    <?php endif; ?>

    <!– <p><small>XHTML: You can use these tags: <?php echo allowed_tags(); ?></small></p> –>

    <p><textarea name=”comment” id=”comment” cols=”100%” rows=”10″ tabindex=”4″></textarea></p>

    <p><input name=”submit” type=”submit” id=”submit” tabindex=”5″ value=”Submit Comment” />
    <input type=”hidden” name=”comment_post_ID” value=”<?php echo $id; ?>” />

    <?php do_action(‘comment_form’, $post->ID); ?>

    Live Preview</p>
    <p style=”border: 1px solid #ccc;”><?php live_preview() ?></p>


    <?php endif; // If registration required and not logged in ?>
    <?php endif; // if you delete this the sky will fall on your head ?>

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