Create You Own Get Recent Comments Widget

Couple of week ago, i upgrade my wordpress to new version, WordPress 2.5. All my plugin didn’t problem, but Get Recent Comment Plugin showing error message. I try to update it but still getting error. I install similiar plugin also showing same error. Luckily i found this piece of code in tutorialtheme that can display god list of recent comment.

Here is the code to display recent comment :


<?php
global $wpdb;

$sql = "SELECT DISTINCT ID, post_title, post_password, comment_ID,
comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_date_gmt, comment_approved,
comment_type,comment_author_url,
SUBSTRING(comment_content,1,30) AS com_excerpt
FROM $wpdb->comments
LEFT OUTER JOIN $wpdb->posts ON ($wpdb->comments.comment_post_ID =
$wpdb->posts.ID)
WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND comment_type = '' AND
post_password = ''
ORDER BY comment_date_gmt DESC
LIMIT 10";
$comments = $wpdb->get_results($sql);

$output = $pre_HTML;
$output .= "\n
<ul>";
foreach ($comments as $comment) {

$output .= "\n
<li>".strip_tags($comment->comment_author)
.":" . " <a href="\">ID) .
"#comment-" . $comment->comment_ID . "\" title=\"on " .
$comment->post_title . "\">" . strip_tags($comment->com_excerpt)
."</a></li>
";

}
$output .= "\n</ul>
";
$output .= $post_HTML;

echo $output;

?>

You can configure how many character that you want to display by changing this line :


SUBSTRING(comment_content,1,30) AS com_excerpt

value 30 mean only fist 30 charactar will display.

You see the demo on side bar in this blog.

Copy this code to your PHP widget.

2 Comments

  1. Halim-Belajar SEO
    Jul 2nd, 2008 10:02 am

    Thanks, I’ll try it soon. Usually upgrading to a new version of wordpress will have plugins problem.

    Halim-Belajar SEOs last blog post..Belajar SEO got a grade B+

  2. Escoofield
    Mar 26th, 2009 8:57 am

    Wow that’s amazing! thank you very much!

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