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 :

global $wpdb;

$sql = "SELECT DISTINCT ID, post_title, post_password, comment_ID,
comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_date_gmt, comment_approved,
SUBSTRING(comment_content,1,30) AS com_excerpt
FROM $wpdb->comments
LEFT OUTER JOIN $wpdb->posts ON ($wpdb->comments.comment_post_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;
$output .= "\n
foreach ($comments as $comment) {

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

$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.

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