WordPress Paged Comments Plugin

This plugin is no longer being developed. WordPress has had paged comments support in the core since version 2.7. The comment paging you see here is using WordPress’s built-in code and not my plugin.

Paged Comments is a plugin for WordPress to allow comment paging. Useful for those popular blog entries receiving many comments, or a simple guestbook page within WordPress.

Features

  • Comment ordering: show latest comments first, or last
  • Specify number of comments to display per page
  • Enable paging for all posts and pages, or on a per-post basis
  • Give users the choice to view all comments on one page with a ‘show all’ link
  • Specify the first or last page of comments to load by default
  • See paged-comments-config-sample.php for more

Download — Latest Version

Installation (for WordPress 2.3 up to 2.7)

If you’re upgrading from a previous version, skip these installation steps and read the upgrade steps. Note: WordPress’ automatic upgrade feature will erase the plugin’s config file. If you’re going to use it, make sure you backup your paged-comments-config.php file first.

  1. Download and extract plugin files to a folder locally.
  2. Read through and edit paged-comments-config-sample.php to configure, then save the file as paged-comments-config.php.
  3. Upload the whole paged-comments directory to /wp-content/plugins/. The plugin files should now be in /wp-content/plugins/paged-comments/.
  4. Enable the plugin through the WordPress admin interface. That’s it!

Optional Steps

  • WP 2.7 users: If use_wp_config is set to true (default), you can make changes to the plugin config using the WP admin interface. Go to Settings > Discussion and look under ‘Other comment settings’.
  • To customise the template to work better with your theme: Open the plugin’s themes folder and find the subfolder corresponding to the WordPress theme you’d like paged comments enabled on (or if your theme isn’t listed, choose the ‘default’ folder). Upload comments-paged.php to the appropriate WordPress theme folder (found in [wordpress]/wp-content/themes/).

    For example, if you’re using the default WordPress theme, copy [paged-comments-plugin]/themes/default/comments-paged.php to [wordpress]/wp-content/themes/default/. (The plugin always tries to load comments-paged.php from your active theme folder first.)

    Make any modifications to comments-paged.php. The file is based on the comments.php file, so if your theme is very different it might be easier to copy in the necessary elements from paged-comments.php. View the diff report to see what you need to change.

Examples of Use

The comments on this page are handled by the plugin, but it’s also used by the following sites:

Questions?

Paid Support

If you run a commercial site and you’re having difficulty setting up paged comments, I offer paid support. Feel free to get in touch: keyvan (at) k1m.com

15 Comments

  1. […] should work with most plugins. It has plug & play support for these: Subscribe to Comments, Paged Comments, LMB Box Comment Quicktags, WP-PageNavi, WP-Email, WP-Print, WP-PostViews and Sociable. Tested with […]

  2. Morteza says:

    Hi keyvan
    you plugin is awesome , but make a problem with wordpress 2.7 , when enable the plugin , the reply to comment function of wordpress 2.7 can’t work . i mean no link or reply button can see on any comment :/ also showing threaded comments for replies breaks after enabling the plugin , could you fix that on next version? ūüėČ thanks

  3. seachen says:

    May i know what is this error?
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Pager in /home/mykenjiwu/domains/mykenjiwu.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/paged-comments/paged-comments.php on line 518

  4. wa7di says:

    Hello,

    Your plugin is very useful. Thanks a lot for coding it.

    I had a few questions. I am using a blog in Arabic, hence, the info of each comment (date, “Says”, etc.) is translated to Arabic in my themes. However, when I installed the plugin, it overwrote my comments’ page code and displayed another with different formatting and language.

    I did try to edit the main plugin page and translate things like “Show all”, but I couldn’t find a place to have my original comments’ theme to be used. I would be grateful if you let me know how to do that.

    Thanks a lot.
    wa7di

  5. Marijn says:

    Hello keyvan,
    your plug-in looks awesome , but does it work with wordpress 2.8? I use the Black Canvas theme from studiopress.
    thanks for you time.

  6. R e a f u says:

    Do you plan to update this plugin for version 2.8 of wordpress :D?

  7. […] WordPress Paged Comments is a plugin for WordPress to allow comment paging. […]

  8. Danish Muzaffar says:

    I did try to edit the main plugin page and translate things like ‚ÄúShow all‚ÄĚ, but I couldn‚Äôt find a place to have my original comments‚Äô theme to be used. I would be grateful if you let me know how to do that.

    Thanks a lot.

  9. Tecnologia says:

    ¬ŅCan you update your plugin for WordPress 2.8?, thank you very much.

  10. Gerhard says:

    Hi keyvan, I discovered a incompatibility from ‚ÄúPaged Comments‚ÄĚ (Vers. 2.9.1) to the WP Theme Atahualpa 3.4.x (but it worked with Atahualpa 3.3.3).
    The whole Sub-Content (posts & pages) didn’t appear, though the Startpage (Home) seemed to be OK.
    The Theme is at http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/
    My Blog runs with WP 2.7.1.
    Thanks for Your work

  11. […] meses que busco informaci√≥n sobre c√≥mo cambiar el title a las p√°ginas de los comentarios (uso el plugin Paged Comments); finalmente lo consegu√≠: s√≥lo se trata de meter en una condici√≥n en el header que si est√°s en […]

  12. Gavin says:

    Can I second Eddie’s question? (here).

    All of our older links to comments no longer work once we turned on paged comments.

  13. Keyvan says:

    Thanks for the comments, everyone. Please see the note at the top of this page — I have decided not to continue development of the plugin as WordPress now offers comment paging in the core. The URL structure is almost identical (if you used the plugin with fancy_url enabled) so it should be fairly straightforward to switch to standard WP comment paging.

  14. Regarding “what’s missing from WordPress‚Äô standard comment paging”: In addition to “page number” (and “next page” and “previous page”) buttons, provide visitor with the “Show All” (comments in one page) button — see: http://bit.ly/RQJEz .

  15. […] keempat, Paged Comments. Ini juga salah satu plugin yang sudah saya gunakan sejak lama, dibuat oleh keyvan. Fungsinya […]

  16. Anna says:

    I’m trying to enable the “fill_last_page”-function for one individual page. In the config.php I’ve chosen fill_last_page = false but I would like it to be “true” for this one individual page. I tried to add a custom field called fill_last_page but it didn’t help anything. Any tips what to try next?

  17. kall says:

    ¬ŅCan you update your plugin for WordPress 2.8?, thank you very much.

  18. aviationMY says:

    hi, im using WordPress 2.9

    my problem is:

    1. when i activate the plugin via my plugin page in admin, nothing happened

    2. i search for the configuration in settings but i dont see your plugin there..

    3. i disable my Wp page comments it didt work too.

    4. i then re-enable, same problem occasion occur,

    5. i set your ” paged-comments-config.php” from 10 to 5 comments per page even i have 200 comments…nothing shows up!

    *****conclusion..when i activate yours, nothing happened,

    im using Thesis theme, but i dont think this is my problem,

    please help me out!

    regards,
    MALAYSIA

  19. Keyvan says:

    aviationMY: The plugin is no longer supported as comment paging is now a core feature. Please read the notice at the top of this page.

  20. […] wenn das paged-comments Plugin nicht mehr weiter entwickelt wird habe ich es auf einigen Blogs noch im Einsatz. Leider f√ľhrt dies […]

  21. […] WordPress has made available the paginate_comments_links function in the core (thus obsoleting the paged comments plugin). Instead of having your visitors click on Previous or Next Comments links, you can display a more […]

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  1. […] should work with most plugins. It has plug & play support for these: Subscribe to Comments, Paged Comments, LMB Box Comment Quicktags, WP-PageNavi, WP-Email, WP-Print, WP-PostViews and Sociable. Tested with […]

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    […] WordPress Paged Comments is a plugin for WordPress to allow comment paging. […]

  3. […] meses que busco informaci√≥n sobre c√≥mo cambiar el title a las p√°ginas de los comentarios (uso el plugin Paged Comments); finalmente lo consegu√≠: s√≥lo se trata de meter en una condici√≥n en el header que si est√°s en […]

  4. […] keempat, Paged Comments. Ini juga salah satu plugin yang sudah saya gunakan sejak lama, dibuat oleh keyvan. Fungsinya […]

  5. […] wenn das paged-comments Plugin nicht mehr weiter entwickelt wird habe ich es auf einigen Blogs noch im Einsatz. Leider f√ľhrt dies […]

  6. […] WordPress has made available the paginate_comments_links function in the core (thus obsoleting the paged comments plugin). Instead of having your visitors click on Previous or Next Comments links, you can display a more […]