I'm trying to find a viable recent comments plugin. One throws out php errors and the other is bereft of any instructions as to code to create the output.
If I sound frustrated, it's because I am. Don't ask me to search this forum for "recent comments" posts because I did. I either followed rabbit trails or was met with 500/Internal Server Errors on some posts. (This happened earlier with another problem I was having regarding PHP inside WP pages.)
Problem: With Nick Mowrik's Recent Comments Plugin (obtained here: http://dev.wp-plugins.org/browser/recent-comments/), the site throws out the following error on the sidebar:
Parse error: parse error, unexpected '<' in /home/joniadau/public_html/wp-content/themes/angel/sidebar.php on line 37
Problem: With LCF-Recent Comments (obtained here: http://www.liewcf.com/blog/archives/2004/04/added-recent-comments-list/), my hands are tied as there simply is no instruction whatsoever about what tags or output to use to get it to work.
The site is here:
As of right now, I left the Mowrik plugin up, as it was the only one for which I had concrete documentation, plus you can see the error it's giving. The second plugin (LCF) MIGHT work, heaven knows, but I don't know what code to put in the sidebar to make it do anything. BTW, I also have an email in to the LCF plugin's author, so hopefully he will weigh in with some advice. But I was hopeful that someone here might have gotten it to work.
Thanks for any help.