Friday, October 20, 2006

Recent Comments

Yay! I think I just installed a "recent comment" hack successfully. You can now scroll down my sidebar and see the 10 most recent comments posted to my blog. If you want this nice feature, go here and follow the directions exactly.

HT: Lane

6 comments:

Mr. Baggins said...

Congrats on installing it correctly. By the way, the reason you have to change the date/time format is so that the hack will read the comments in correct chronological order (just in case you were wondering). Looks good!

Ashley said...

Hooray!! That's cool. :-)

May I make a suggestion? You may prefer it a different way, but I was thinking if you moved it up closer to the top it will be easy for me to quickly see if there are any new comments. Just an idea. :-) I like it though.

Susan said...

Yeah, I had thought of that, but Lane cautioned me to follow the directions precisely, because the code is complicated. But, now that it did work, I'm willing to try to tweak it a bit. . .

. . . And I just did, and it worked! I agree that the recent comments are better up top.

Anonymous said...

I have often wondered how to install this feature. Thanks for putting us onto this, Susan. I don't know when I'll get around to installing it, but hopefully I will do it some time!

Mr. Baggins said...

Now that you have this great functionality, you can get some more amazingly fun features for blogger by downloading and installing Greasemonkey, available here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~jlpoutre/BoT/
Greasemonkey/gm_for_ff20beta.html
This assumes that you use Firefox, which if you don't, you should. What Greasemonkey is is a program that allows you to install user scripts. You can get user scripts here: http://userscripts.org/ User scripts are little programs that people have made up to help them do certain things easier. For instance, you can get a technorati tag user script that allows you to put tags on your blog entires. You can also get a user script that allows you to edit your comments (and anyone else's! ;-) There are many useful user scripts available. They're so easy to use once you have Greasemonkey. Highly recommended.

Susan said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Lane. I'll have to look at the options when I get the chance. I've considered using tags, but I'm not sure I want to invest a lot of time in setting that up. 'Twould be hlepful, though. Anyway, thanks for the heads-up!