My Top Commentators Widget: Quick & Dirty (not anymore)

(20-Oct-2020) Download the Top Commentators Widget plugin ONLY via WordPress.org for for your security. All updates can be found in the README file.

(14-Dec-2017) Compatible with WordPress v.4.9. Download Top Commentators Widget from the WordPress Plugins Directory. Refer to the README file on how to customise this widget.

Post all bug reports and support requests to the WP.org’s Top Commentators Widget Support forum.

(the original ramblings created on 08-Feb-2007 follows)

Holy Molly, I never thought I’d make one so soon, but it’s true! I’ve created my very first WordPress Widget!

Yeah, well, not exactly. I adapted this Top Commentators Widget from the actual Show Top Commentators (hereto known as STC) plugin by PFA. Here’s actually what happened:

  1. Went to Giuk.Net (link removed, site no longer relevant) as usual, saw MrBadak talking about his newly installed plugins (link removed, site no longer exist), and I hopped by.
  2. Excitedly surfed into Personal Financial Advice to download the STC plugin (link removed, page no longer exist).
  3. Followed the instructions to the dot, only to find out later that it won’t work if you have Sidebar Widgets activated.
  4. Googled for a widgetized version of STC, only to find that the download links don’t work.
  5. Desperately needed to install it, so I did the next best thing a desperate grrrl would do — build one.
  6. Accidentally sacrificed a few other widgets due to carelessness, but nevermind as I always back-up.
  7. Destabilized my site with countless access error messages and loads of SQL warnings.
  8. Trying so hard to stay true to the original codes, only to surrender at the last minute and decided to strip down most of the original codes off, therefore FINALLY COMPLETING MY MISSION!
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But wait….

Crapazoola. After more googling, I found out that the STC plugin does run on widgets, if you installed the executable PHP for Text widgets (link removed, site no longer exist) first.

My ego is effectively squashed by this new-found knowledge. It took me an embarrassing 8 hours just to get this heck of a plugin to work as a Widget, which goes to show how badly I need to polish up on my PHP.

You may happily use this full-fledged Widget by downloading here:

Download the latest Top Commentators Widget

Please refer to the Installation section of the plugin page for details on how to use TCW. Send in your bug reports in the WordPress.org Support Forum, too.

Donate?

Sure, if you want to, though it’s not necessary. Just PayPal any amount to me at “webgrrrl”.”net” (remember to remove the quotes).

Wishlist (or stuff people would like this widget to do)

  1. Create a “footer” so that you can add description at the end of the list.
  2. Multi-award system.
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Posted on 8 February, 2007 under Discovering WordPress and tagged with , , ,

285 comments

  1. Joneh says:

    am i the 1st to comment here? Ok, if i know u have problem doing this.. i can help u. it works perfectly either place whether in sidebar or not. especially like mine with two sidebars, making it three column. my widget control works only the most right sidebar.
    anyway, dont want to get you confused, i confused myself too. Hahaha.

    1. John says:

      Cool stuff!

  2. uberdose says:

    OMG! I’m a top commenter 🙂 Or is it commentor? 🙂

    1. Lorna says:

      Yeah, I was wondering about that myself! “Commentor” sounds a lot less mouthful than “Commentator”.

      1. Bingo Mom says:

        Yet commentator makes us sound so prolific, or .. potato like..

  3. Grato, depois de muito trabalho, noite toda consegui fazer funcionar, Obrigado.

  4. Mon says:

    Hi – I’m going to give this widget a try since I’ve been looking for something like this. Will it work with version 2.1.2? I have been experiencing few minor glitches involving widgets since I upgraded 2.1.2

    Anyways – thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Lorna says:

      Mon, it should work with WP 2.1.2. WebGrrrl.net itself is running on this latest version. Hope everything goes well.

  5. Mike says:

    Installed and working perfectly on my site. Thanks muchly for this 🙂

  6. Cord says:

    Lorna,

    I love the Top Commentators plugin. My only problem is the code is set for monthly, but it did not reset this when April started. What do I need to do to get it to start back at 0 every month? Appreciate your help, thanks again!

    1. Lorna says:

      That, I haven’t incorporated in. But I promise you by Thursday at least I’ll get that to work.

    2. Lorna says:

      You might want to download v.0.1.3 now, which includes the monthly reset that you wanted. Thanks for being so patient!

  7. pelf says:

    I recently downloaded and installed this plugin in my blog, but there’s a problem with recalling the top commentators for the week. For some reasons, the plugin is pulling commentators who commented about a month ago..

    Did I miss anything here? 🙂

    1. Lorna says:

      Pelf, you can change this by looking for $listPeriod = “m”; in the code ,then changing “m” to “w”. Make sure you’re using v.0.1.3 of this widget, though. Alternatively, you may want to wait till Monday when I complete the widget interface.

      1. pelf says:

        Hahha, Lorna, you know what? I’m not sure from which “week” the widget is pulling my “Weekly Top Commentators” from. The top 10 doesn’t seem to correspond to my current week’s comments.. Hmm..

        1. Lorna says:

          I have squashed the bug with all my might, and you can now download the latest version (0.9) for the fix.

  8. Thank you so much for this plugin. Every time I used the ‘show top commentators’ plugin with the the ‘executable PHP for Text widgets’ plugin, it would constantly break my layout in Internet Explorer. But this plugin works flawlessly. Thank you so very much.

    1. Lorna says:

      I’m glad you find this widget useful, Jason. Your predicament is exactly as Cord’s, due to the CSS issue. I fixed it by linking both the user names and the posting counts, which was not done by the original plugin.

  9. pelf says:

    You are a gem, Lorna! 🙂

  10. Lorna, this is a wonderful plugin. Thanks so much. However, I’m not using it at present because in setting up a WordPress staging blog to get ready for migrating from Movable Type I couldn’t quite get it to work. I was able to install, activate, and configure the plugin (and had configured other plugins successfully), but this version of Top Commentators would not display. I tried several out-of-the-box Widget-ready three-column themes before giving up (for now). Here’s the error:

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” AND ‘ at line 6]
    SELECT COUNT(comment_author) AS comment_comments, comment_author FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author NOT IN ( ) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” AND comment_approved = ‘1’ AND DATE_FORMAT(comment_date, ‘%Y’) = DATE_FORMAT(CURDATE(), ‘%Y’) GROUP BY comment_author ORDER BY comment_comments DESC, comment_author ASC LIMIT
    Ye who comment most

    1. Lorna says:

      Hi KG, could you make sure that, in setting the Exclude users section, you bind each user names within a pair of single quotes, like so -> ‘Administrator’, ‘Lorna’? You may have missed one. Also, remember to separate the user names with commas.
      Let me know if you still have problems using it, and please mention the version number as well.

  11. Sorry, I’m using the latest, .9 … I hadn’t excluded any users, but I went ahead and excluded the two users, this way:

    ‘admin’,’kgs’

    The error is different now, which is interesting. I don’t see anything like this:

    near ” at line 13

    Note: I migrated this WordPress installation from Movable Type this evening. Is there something that needs to be republished..?

  12. I set up a wp test blog, installed version .9, excluded the one user (admin), made sure the user was surrounded by two straight quotes e.g. ‘admin’ , and selected a different theme (Barthelme 1.1) and am still seeing the “line 13” error…

    http://www.bluehighways.com/presstotest/

    I feel I must be missing something. I only have three plugins enabled on the test blog: Askimet, top commentators, and sidebar widgets. I’m using top commentators as a widget… ok, right?

    1. Lorna says:

      Uh-oh, I think I know why. I managed to re-create the error and, by looking at the SQL statement you showed me, looks like the widget doesn’t run if you don’t set anything inside “Limit number of names to:”

      Set some number inside that section, hopefully that’ll solve the issue. In the mean time, I’m adding this to my bug list for the next widget upgrade. Let me know if your problem still persist.

  13. Bingo!! Problem fixed!! Naturally I should have set that value… I assumed (um… making a you-know-what out of u and me…) there were some default values for that field buried in the widget.

    Ok, I say again… great widget! you rock gal!

    1. Lorna says:

      PHEW!! I breathe better now 🙂

  14. I get this error after activating and dragging it to my sidebar:

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” A’ at line 6]
    SELECT COUNT(comment_author) AS comment_comments, comment_author FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author NOT IN ( ) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” AND comment_approved = ‘1’ AND DATE_FORMAT(comment_date, ‘%Y-%m’) = DATE_FORMAT(CURDATE(), ‘%Y-%m’) GROUP BY comment_author ORDER BY comment_comments DESC, comment_author ASC LIMIT

  15. Scott says:

    I get the same error I believe, I tried limiting the number of comments as suggested above to 6, but still get the error. Keep up the good work though 🙂

    [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” A’ at line 6]
    SELECT COUNT(comment_author) AS comment_comments, comment_author FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author NOT IN ( ) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” AND comment_approved = ‘1’ AND DATE_FORMAT(comment_date, ‘%Y-%m’) = DATE_FORMAT(CURDATE(), ‘%Y-%m’) GROUP BY comment_author ORDER BY comment_comments DESC, comment_author ASC LIMIT 6

  16. Scott says:

    Oops, never mind, got it working now 🙂

  17. Scott, what was the fix?

  18. Scott says:

    Sorry shouldnt have mentioned . It was nothign speacial, I just filled in the boxes for the options under. Gave the plugin some variables to work with I suppose, then left myself a comment. It only worked then after I left a test comment. I have a very quiet blog I think just for family. so no comments = error ? anyhow, I left a comment and it works. 🙂

    1. Lorna says:

      “no comments = error ?”
      I tried to re-create the error without success. I’ll keep my eyes open just in case I spot 1.

  19. Hummus guy says:

    Well, I get the same SQL error – but can’t seem to fix it.
    any ideas ?

    1. Lorna says:

      Let me know what the error message is as well as the WP version you’re using, OK? Thanks for testing it out!

  20. I’m getting the same MySQL error. Gave some variables to the plugin. as suggested by Scott, and left a comment myself. Then I have two scenarios:
    1. The same MySQL error
    2. A blank list

    Does it have anything to do with my MySQL version? Any help will be appreciated 😉

    1. Lorna says:

      You still having a problem using the widget? Drop me a note if you do, OK?

  21. I’m getting the same MySQL error. Gave some variables to the plugin. as suggested by Scott, and left a comment myself. Then I have two scenarios:
    1. The same MySQL error
    2. A blank list

    Does it have anything to do with my MySQL version? Any help will be appreciated 😉

  22. pelf says:

    I thought I should let you know that this plug-in doesn’t work with WP 2.2.

  23. Scott says:

    Pelf, I have 2.2 installed on a self host and it works for me, no problems
    http://www.elsdon.net/wordpress/

    1. pelf says:

      Hi Scott, I see that you’re using Mandigo too 🙂 Well, when I had the plug-in installed, my sidebars were “frozen”. I could move the widgets around, but the changes were never successfully saved.

      That was why I said it won’t work in WP 2.2. But since it’s working on your site, I shall try it again. Thanks for informing me! 🙂

      1. Scott says:

        Good for you, go for it.
        One other thing, when I upgraded to 2.2 I followed the instructions and de activated all my addons, then turned them on one by one. I found that the sidebars widgets add that you install to get side bars widgets wouldn’t work, WP refused to activate it. I think, I could be wrong though, that that functionality is included within 2.2 so therefore not required. Its probably in the FAQ, but I’m notorious for not reading things. So I dont have sidebar widgets turned on, but everything is working. I even un installed the add on from the plug in folder and everything is still working without it.

      2. Lorna says:

        Do you still have problems using the widget?

  24. N. says:

    Wow. Great job! Here i am another victim of not enough googling! I also followed in your footsteps.
    1. Found STA on a website
    2. Downloaded it only to find out it doesn’t support widgets.
    3. Google’d ways to create a widget.
    4. Hacked through the original to add widget functionality.
    5. In an effort to search for the creator’s e-mail address to contact him regarding the changes I made etc. I stumbled upon your version of it!
    6. Reading your post, I see the “executable PHP for text widgets!”
    7. Stop to laugh at myself at all that has just happened!

  25. Bob says:

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” A’ at line 6]
    SELECT COUNT(comment_author) AS comment_comments, comment_author FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_author NOT IN ( ) AND comment_type != ‘pingback’ AND comment_author != ” AND comment_approved = ‘1’ AND DATE_FORMAT(comment_date, ‘%Y-%v’) = DATE_FORMAT(CURDATE(), ‘%Y-%v’) GROUP BY comment_author ORDER BY comment_comments DESC, comment_author ASC LIMIT 10

    Bob Meets World is proudly powered by WordPress using the RockinBlue Web 2.0 theme created by Cory Miller
    Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).
    Rodney’s Kontera DynamiContext Plugin plugged in.

  26. Bob says:

    Ignore my last comment, fixed now 🙂

  27. Erik Karey says:

    I’m having some trouble with the plugin. It was working awesome for a long time and then all of the sudden when I go to edit my widgets page the page goes to a blank page when I submit changes. If I deactivate your plugin the widget page works again.

    Does anyone have a suggestion?

    Thanks

  28. Erika Strum says:

    Hi-

    I am having a problem with this plugin. I am running wordpress 2.2 and I get this message in my sidebar:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ns_substr_ellipse() (previously declared in /home/carinkac/public_html/erika/wp-content/plugins/show_top_commentators/show_top_commentators.php:31) in /home/carinkac/public_html/erika/wp-content/plugins/topcommentators_widget.php on line 26

    Any help? Thanks.
    -Erika

    1. Lorna says:

      Erika, it looks like you are trying to run both the Show Top Commentators plugin and the Top Commentators widget at the same time. Go to Plugins and disable one or the other to solve this.

  29. Erika Strum says:

    You are so right! All better now. Thanks for the great plugin.

    1. Lorna says:

      You’re welcome 🙂

  30. shaun says:

    I am having a problem amending this widget. When I click on it to amend the screen darkens as though the box will appear but it doesn’t. The confusing thing is that it doesn’t happen to all the widgets. I have zenthumb installed and I am able to amend that one. Any suggestions?

    1. Lorna says:

      Let me check this out — it may be some control form command I need to modify for WP 2.2. Kioko has the same problem as you have. Thanks for the head’s-up.

  31. SkasS says:

    Hi Lorna!

    First, excusme for my English. I want tell you that I believe that I have a problem with the widget. Once I install it and I add it, I cannot personalize it then do not keep the options. You can see it in my blog right now. And yes, I give “save changes him”;) but it does not change anything and when returning to open it default is everything again.

    1. Lorna says:

      SkasS, this is most probably due to the file permission of this widget in your server. If you have access to change the file permission, make sure you CHMOD topcommentators_widget.php to 666. You can do CHMOD either through your control panel, telnet or FTP.
      Good luck.

  32. np says:

    Hi, lovely plugin. I’ve got it working fine, although it doesn’t seem to exclude the urls I’ve set. Am I using the wrong syntax (eg http://www.url.com)?

    1. Lorna says:

      np, you need to append the http:// prefix in front of each URL you want to exclude for it to work. Let me know if you still have problems filtering it.

  33. What if I don’t have a widget ready theme. Can you tell me the cose to post in my sidebar?

    Thanks

    1. Lorna says:

      Hi Robin, you may want to try out the Show Top Commentators plugin then. You can get it at http://www.pfadvice.com/wordpress-plugins/
      show-top-commentators/

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  35. kretzschmar says:

    I am the author of the dKret2 theme. One user of my theme told me your plugin doesn’t work qith my theme. I checked your plugin and saw that you forgot to add $after_widget. So the plugin generates invalid code. I can send you a bug fixed version. Just send me an email.

    1. Lorna says:

      Thanks, kretzschmar. I wanted to take your offer, but I put off emailing you back till I totally forgot about it 🙁
      Let me know if there’s anything else that should be fixed, and I really appreciate your help.

  36. beeanka says:

    There’s a problem with my theme :/.
    I really like this plugin and want to use it, but the plugin “bugs” my theme, and I don’t know what to do :/.

    Anyway, this plugin is too nice.
    Good work!

    [sorry, for my bad english ^^]

    1. Lorna says:

      Hi beeanka, sorry for taking too long to reply you. Try downloading the widget again; I’ve fixed something that may have caused your problem.

  37. Justin says:

    The top commentators widget is a great widget to have on any site. I don’t have one on mine yet, but I sure am getting one!

  38. You are a GENIUS and I love you. I played around with that stupid plugin and php script for HOURS and could not get it to work. I stumbled upon your site and widget & voila! In a couple of minutes (literally), I have the top commentators in my sidebar.

    You are amazing. Seriously. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    1. Lorna says:

      I understand your agony. If you’re feeling generous, I’d really appreciate if you spread the good news in you blog.
      Cheers!

  39. Alaingonza says:

    congratulations by the plugin. It is very good. (I’m using Google Translate. 😉 )

    1. Lorna says:

      Gracias — now that needs no translate tool! 🙂

  40. Balinese says:

    Great widget to increase comment to your site rapidly. 🙂

  41. azwanhadzree says:

    At last something good that works with widget. Thanks

  42. mrkelly. says:

    So good a widget…
    I am worry about my own format Top Commentators Widget.
    Particular setting.

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  44. Ar2r says:

    Now i try to install. maube it will be w=good watching on my site.

    What means 411 on the left column?

  45. Crystal says:

    Hey, I added you to my most recent post, which is a list of blogs with the “top commentators” plug in. Just thought i’d let you know 😀

  46. Maria says:

    Wow, nice must have plugin. Thank you for the hard work you put in… Yeah your PHP is good! 🙂

  47. Alex says:

    Hey Lorna,

    first of all great plugin and widget. The only problem I have is that I suddenly cannot open the option panel to configurate the plugin.

    I deactivate all other plugins to check if that could be the reason but still the same problem.

    I also upgrade this weekend to WP 2.3 but it still doesn’t open. All other plugins are opening, except another widget “picasa”

    I checked the source code of the widget page and found this

    All other widgets have in the source code
    style=”-moz-user-select: none;”

    but your widget and the picasa one have
    style=”-moz-user-select: none; display: block; position: relative;”

    Do you know what can be the reason?

    I’m using 2.3 but this happened in 2.2.3 too, the upgrade didn’t help, as I hoped to be 🙁

    I really appreciate your help

    Alex

  48. Obaid says:

    i didn’t understand hw to install it

  49. Mark says:

    I am sure this question has already been answered but its such a long comment line, you might want to put this answer in your description but is this plug in dofollow?

  50. Looks great! Congrats on creating the widget I’ll have to check that one out. Thanks.

  51. Gina says:

    Nice work with the widget….Plugins are driving me nuts…..trying to get theme’s, sidebars and all to work or function together. Coming along.

  52. Lorna:

    I found this plug-in through a couple of links from other sites as well as the official WP list of compatible plug-ins for WP 2.3

    I downloaded it this morning and it works fabulously! I am using the latest WP version 2.3.1 and I couldn’t be more pleased!!!

    Thank you for doing such a fabulous job. I am so excited to have this becuase it’s a way of thanking my readers for taking the time to comment on my blog. Awesome job.

    And congrats for making the WP compatible plug-in list. I usually check this to make sure all is well before I take the chance to download.

    One more thing – your README.txt file was excellent. Very simple, easy to read and non-threatening to a “non-techie” (like me ACK!).

    Thanks again. 🙂 Please be sure to somehow notify through WP’s new feature when you update your plug in to the next version. I don’t know how that works but if you can somehow automate the notification thing, that’d be GREAT.

    One more thing. Are you using Brian’s Threaded Comments plug in for matching replies to comments?

    Another thing actually: what plug in are you using to give commentators time to edit their comments? I love how that looks on your site.

    Ok, that’s all, I promise! Maybe not. Maybe I’ll have more later. LOL

    Stephen

  53. redboy says:

    Thanks a lot ! It works very well… 🙂

  54. cirtex says:

    that s niece suggestion
    getting more comments means more user interaction 🙂

  55. I have downloaded this plugin hoping it will solve the problem that the original plugin had: it counts commentators by username, not by e-mail. So if you have two people with the same name, their comments will be summed.

    Can you solve this?

    1. Lorna says:

      Sorry for taking so long to reply. This is the same reply I sent to Maria just now, so I’m just going to cut n paste. You could try changing the query statement inside the widget’s code in line 122 from SELECT COUNT(comment_author) to SELECT COUNT(comment_author_email), but let me tell you that even when this is done, if someone uses one e-mail with two different names, the COUNT may still take them as two different users.

  56. Congratulations. I hope to one day create my own Widget so this is so encouraging

  57. kretzschmar says:

    I would like to be unsubscribed of this thread.
    I can’t do it in the admin-panel.

  58. Nicole says:

    Once you have the Top Commentators Widget on the sidebar, click the “control icon” to change the following in Top Commentators:

    Lorna, I could not find the control icon. I checked through all the options. It was no where. And the widget appears on the sidebar without any title and the names are not hyperlinked. Please help.

  59. Nicole, was this an answer to my question? It seems that the system has “swallowed” the code. Can you post it somewhere like http://pastebin.com/ ?

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  61. Aran says:

    Hi Lorna,

    Thank you very much indeed for this widget – it’s an absolute gem, and I’ve really enjoyed having it on my site.

    As the new year has rolled in, I’ve discovered that I’m set to ‘Reset list every: Year’. I’ve tried setting it to ‘List All’, but when I click ‘Save Changes’ the change isn’t being saved.

    The file is 666 on permissions, and I can change other options successfully. Any ideas what might be going wrong? Could I perhaps just refigure the line $listPeriod = $options[‘listPeriod’]; to list all? [If that’s possible].

    Thanks for any help you can give me with this, thanks again for a great piece of work, and wishing you a very happy new year…:-)

    1. Jacob says:

      I am having the same issue as this. Any ideas what may be going on?

    2. Lorna says:

      I faced this problem before myself but it was a long time ago that I couldn’t remember what I did. I’m pretty sure though that it could still be the file permission.

      You may want to edit manually if you dare. In the mean time, you’ll need to wait a while till I can figure this out, and I’ll get back to you and Jacob if I do get the solution.

      1. Aran says:

        Thanks for your response, Lorna. I’m quite happy to edit manually, but I don’t have a clue what I’d need to change – would it be the $listPeriod = $options[’listPeriod’] line? If there’s an easy answer to that, I’d be very glad to hear it – if it’s complicated enough to take up too much of your time, I’ll cheerfully wait until you have an alternative solution…:-)

        1. Lorna says:

          Aran, Jacob, Erika:
          Since the Save Options doesn’t work for you, the quick and dirty way to manually change this to display All Commentors is to edit the database itself.

          You’ll have to log into MySQL,
          select your WP database,
          click on the _options table,
          and browse for “widget_topcomm” under the option_name field.
          The edit you’d want to make is s:10:”listPeriod”;s:1:”m”;
          under the option_value field. Change s:1:”m” to s:1:”a”, so it’ll look as such
          s:10:”listPeriod”;s:1:”a”;

          That should do the trick.

          1. Erika says:

            Hi Lorna–

            I tried this and it seems to only work temporarily. I’m not sure what is causing it to revert. Maybe when a new comment is added? Any other suggestion on how to get all of my old comments back?

            Thanks,
            Erika

  62. Maria says:

    I was wondering how the plugin counts for the largest number. Does it count by name only or does it count by email? I currently have PFadvice’s plugin installed and I’ve noticed that it counts by name only. For those with popular names, I feel that it wouldn’t be fair to others, you know? I wouldn’t mind switching and I’ve sent an email to PFadvice, but have gotten no reply.

    1. Lorna says:

      You could try changing the query statement inside the widget’s code in line 122 from SELECT COUNT(comment_author) to SELECT COUNT(comment_author_email), but let me tell you that even when this is done, if someone uses one e-mail with two different names, the COUNT will still take them as two different users.

      I’ll put this in the wishlist for the next upgrade if you like.

      1. I did this, but nothing has changed. Or does it only apply to new comments?

  63. Erika says:

    Hi Lorna-

    I’m having the same issue as the folks a few comments back. My comments reset annually but I would actually like all of my comments to appear. So I”d like it to revert back to its original state. I changed the code back to read ‘all” in hopes that everything would reappear but no success. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Erika

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  65. well, i have to checkout ..hopefully this plugins will work for me 😉

    thanks

  66. Truthseeker says:

    Hi, brilliant plugin that helps a blogger give a little bit back to those who take the effort to comment. Thank you very much 🙂

    Just one thing.. now that we are in a new year.. I wanted to keep all comment counts listed, as is one of your options.. however every time i select “List all” and then save – it doesn’t save.. Is there a way to fix this please? Also i can not choose x number of days in the box below.

    Thanks again 🙂

  67. Aidan says:

    i’ve been thinking of getting this plugin for my blog. I think this is good for tracking those readers who make an effort to comment and perhaps for top commentator contests purposes for my blog in the near future.

  68. Yen says:

    I’ve used this in my blog! Works like a charm! Thanks:-)

  69. Guadagnare says:

    Great how-to.

    I am going to try to follow your steps.

    Hopefully I will be able to create a widget of my own.

    I am going to add you blog on my feed. 😀

    Guadagnare

  70. Germz says:

    Awesome plugin! Thank you thank you thank you!!!! I used another plugin before but this one is just beautiful very well done!

  71. malissa says:

    Thanks for this plugin, nice job well done.

  72. Very useful plugin. Thanks

  73. Joanne says:

    First, thank you for creating this plug-in. 🙂
    Everything works great except for one thing. In the settings, I chose ‘yes’ as the option for hyperlinking each name but it doesn’t link. If you want to take a look, it’s at the bottom of my left sidebar. Thanks!

    **edit** It seems to be working now. I had it set on “list all” but I changed it to “monthly” and that worked.

  74. Jamie says:

    Fantastic add-in. Thank you for doing this and taking the time to share it with as much detail as you have.

  75. Forumistan says:

    That is great add-in, thank you for doing this.

  76. Mohamed says:

    Hi – great plugin but for some reason I just can not edit the options in the widget. I’ve tried everything I can think of – any ideas why this would happen? Tried searching Google but no such luck…

  77. a1omads.com says:

    Looks very nice, Congrats on creating the widget we’ll install for our site too.

    Thanks

  78. Maria Ozawa says:

    This, imho is one of the best widget ever invented.

  79. Nick says:

    Hi Lorna,
    Thanks for the cool plugin! I have a question though. How would I go about placing the list at the top of my page and not on my sidebar widget? Is this possible?
    Thanks!

  80. Unfortunately I don’t see the widget … strange.

    Regard, Phil

  81. arturogoga says:

    Doesn’t work with wordpress 2.5 :(. Any chance on getting an updated version?

  82. Dallas says:

    I have been using this widget for a while and I’m a big fan. I have one commentor who comments regularly and leaves a blog address, but the application never marks her with a URL link. It doesn’t seem to have a problem with any of my other readers. She’s not on the block list, and I’ve confirmed that her web address is valid. Any other ideas of things to check? It’s not essential that her name be linked, but since she enters her blog address, I’d like for her to show up as having one. If you check out my site, you’ll see her listed in the commentor section (Speak Up) as Jane, and under the On My Reading List as Jane’s Blog.

  83. Top Commentators Widget Adds a sidebar widget to show the top commentators in your WP site. Adapted from Show Top Commentators plugin

  84. Matt says:

    Any chance of this getting updated to work with WordPress 2.5?

  85. The widget looks cool. Can it work on WP 2.5.1?

  86. Chris says:

    Would it be possible to have a similar Plugin for the Top Contributors of a Blog? I’m planning a site with voluntary authors and it would be great to show off who is submitting the most articles.

    Or can there simply something be changed in the code?

    Many thanks! 😉

  87. Ponzonha says:

    Great plugin. Greatest widget. I love it, however, I can’t enable all-time listing, it only tracks this year. Any help?

  88. John says:

    Yeah, can’t enable all time listing, but thanks.

  89. Movie says:

    Still, it is necessary to be careful with these widgets 🙂

  90. I understand how this works can someone give me some info.

  91. forumistan says:

    Hmm, its a great widget

  92. Ulquiorra says:

    Just thought I’d let you know that your plugin seems to close an extra div on all the other pages when it’s displayed only on the homepage.

    I don’t even know whether you’ll ever read this…

  93. wildkyo says:

    It works great!!! Thanks!!!!!! 😀

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  95. Thanks, have implemented your widget.

  96. Philix says:

    This is a great plug in 🙂

  97. JT says:

    Hi! Love the idea of a Top Commentator!!! But for some reason I’m clueless and can’t get it to work. I’ve downloaded the widget, activated the plugin, and added to the sidebar. It shows up on my sidebar but says “No Commentators”… I have a few comments people had already posted before I added Top Commentator. Should it pick those up? I even posted some test comments but still no Top Commentators showed up in the list. What am I doing wrong?

    I’m pretty new to WordPress and don’t know much about PHP but can write/edit HTML pretty decent. Any help getting this to work on my website would be GREATLY appreciated! My email is jason@omg4real.com

    Thanks,

    JT

  98. Jenny says:

    Hi,

    I love your widget, but I have a stupid question.. how do I change the font size? The words are too small for my layout.

    Thanks!

    Jenny

    1. Lorna says:

      You will need to tweak your CSS file, not the widget, to change the font.

  99. Jenny says:

    Thank you, but do you know which css file and what code to put there to change just the font sizes of the widgets?

    You’re not obligated to answer, but it would be so very helpful! :o)

    Thanks!

    Jenny

  100. great widget. i will download it now and install it to my two blogs.Thanks for sharing.

  101. gossip says:

    Great widget, thanks for sharing!

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