Export comments WordPress plugin

I launched a new WordPress plugin to export a blog’s comments. Specifically, this plugin creates a tab-delimited text version of the wp_comments database table. Options include approved, pending or spam (or any combination of) comments. This page will soon expand. For now… Download this plugin from WordPress.org

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WordPress comment paging creates duplicate content

I learned something today about WordPress that I would like to share. The “break comments into pages” feature can create duplicate content for all posts that have only a single page of comments. I made this graphic to explain exactly what happens.

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WP Plugin: Recent comments widget with excerpts

I wrote a WordPress plugin to modify the behavior of the recent comments widget. Since WP version 2.8.0, popular widgets have been included as core functionality. I don’t like how the recent comments widget works, so I changed it. Instead of displaying the post titles that received comments, my plugin shows comment excerpts. I made… Continue reading WP Plugin: Recent comments widget with excerpts

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WordPress Sidebar Stats Widget

I wrote a WordPress plugin that displays a small collection of site stats in a sidebar widget. Here is a screen shot of sample output: Widget options screen shot The widget includes a control panel to change the title and format the HTML that is inserted before and after each numerical stat. Installation Instructions Download… Continue reading WordPress Sidebar Stats Widget

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