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[Plugin: Better WordPress Recent Comments] Great plugin, but requires learning

  • I love this plugin and the incredible amount of features and template/styling options. Great plugin. Thanks for making this!

    However, with lots of features comes complexity. I spent many hours learning and setting it. The result was very satisfying.

    Some comments and findings:

    1. The only way to display comments grouped by post seems to be create an instance in the “widget” form, uncheck the box “use saved settings for this instance” and enter non-zero into “Group at most __ comments each post” box.

    2. I love the option “Hide comments by specific ids” — allows to hide the blog owner’s comments (those “thank yous” in response to each visitor’s comment), and only display visitors’ comments. However, it seems that the number entered in the “Group at most __ comments each post” box is not the max. number of actual comments displayed under a post, but the number of comments per post before filtering out the owner’s comments. So, if you want to display up to 3 (visitors’) comments per post, you need to enter 6 into the box “Group at most __ comments each post”.

    3. The box “gravatar will be __ pxs wide” does not work with the plugin’s CSS, because the latter is hard-coded to use 40px images. It was not a big problem because I found it easier not to use the CSS provided by plugin anyway.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bwp-recent-comments/

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  • Plugin Author Khang Minh

    @oddoneout

    Hi there ymf,

    Thank you for this nice post, may I copy it to the FAQ section for BWP RC on BWP forum?

    All of the above items will be improved in the future releases of BWP RC, so other users won’t have to spend that much time like you did to achieve a desirable result. However, everything comes at a price, and we all know that too well, don’t we ;)?

    OddOneOut, yes, yes of course! Thank you again!

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