(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:
- 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.
- Excitedly surfed into Personal Financial Advice to download the STC plugin (link removed, page no longer exist).
- Followed the instructions to the dot, only to find out later that it won’t work if you have Sidebar Widgets activated.
- Googled for a widgetized version of STC, only to find that the download links don’t work.
- Desperately needed to install it, so I did the next best thing a desperate grrrl would do — build one.
- Accidentally sacrificed a few other widgets due to carelessness, but nevermind as I always back-up.
- Destabilized my site with countless access error messages and loads of SQL warnings.
- 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!
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.
Sure, if you want to, though it’s not necessary. Just PayPal any amount to me at “webgrrrl”.”net” (remember to remove the quotes).