Changing the number of “recent comments”

Just as with the recent posts, by default the TwentyTen theme shows the last 5 comments to your posts on the sidebar.

Recent Posts on the sidebar

This number is easy to change.  Here’s how to do it:

1. Log into WordPress using an administrator account.

2. Select “Widgets” on the appearance section of the sidebar.

Select Widgets from the Appearance section

3. Click on the arrow to the right of the “Recent Comments” widget.

Open the Recent Comments widget

4. Now change the number of comments to reflect how many you would like to appear on the sidebar.

Select the number of comments to show

5. Click on “Save”.

Here again, there are plug-ins that allow more flexibility than this simple widget.  Some third party comment systems also offer their own widgets and plug-ins.  I shall be looking at both of these in further posts.

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a blogger from Germany. He has written code for WordPress themes since 2006 and been creating websites since 1994.
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