Top Commentators Widget v.0.999a fix for WP 2.5

Screenshot of the Top Commentators Widget v.0.999a on WordPress 2.5.1.Top Commentators Widget users rejoice! Thanks to my heartburn and insomnia, I finally managed to fix and test the TCW and made some improvements as promised earlier. The updates are as listed in the readme file:

  1. Re-arranged functions to avoid redeclare error in WP 2.5.
  2. Modified widget control form to repair unclickable control form.
  3. Added NoFollow option to links.
  4. Added show comment count option.
  5. Fixed the reset period. It’s not tested extensively, but it should be working better now.
  6. Fixed the URL filtering.
  7. Include option to list users by e-mail or user names. This is for you folks who worry about the hijacking matter as reported in various other sites in the blogosphere.
  8. Include option to filter users by e-mail.

Get the updated version from the WordPress Plugins Directory, or click on the Update Automatically option if you’re already using WP 2.5. I’m glad it’s done and over with for now. I’m waiting on those bug reports to make TCW a stable 1.0 which I plan on doing so within the next three months.

I apologize for taking so long to update this; can you believe that my greatest challenge was actually figuring out how to update the widget in the Plugins Directory using Subversion, adding to a couple of weeks’ delay at least on the update? It kept getting stuck under the Development Version which I didn’t quite understand. I almost surrendered on it around 10 minutes ago when suddenly — a little Update here, a little Clean Up there — and the dang thing finally updated in the repository! That really helped cure my insomnia, ’cause I’m feeling pretty sleepy right now.

Related post:  On updating the Top Commentators widget & WordPress customized installation

Till next time.

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Posted on 19 May, 2008 under Discovering WordPress and tagged with , , ,


  1. John Walters says:

    So are you the maker of the Top Commentators widget?


    1. Lorna says:

      Nah, I’m not the original creator of the plugin, but I’d like to think I’m the first person to publicly release the widget version of it!

  2. shekil says:

    good widget thanx

  3. Nicole Price says:

    Go to sleep webgrrrl. You sure sound as though you need it!

  4. Rani says:

    its really a great widget

  5. tommy says:


    Thanks, it a great widget.
    could you help by telling how can I change to text color?
    now it black and I wish I could change it to white.

    1. Lorna says:

      Tommy, since this is a design / blog template issue, you’ll have to check your site’s CSS file to make the changes. Sorry, but that’s as much help as I can give.

  6. Wow, that is very nice of you to have everybody that comments on the commentators list on the right side of your blog. Usually people just top a top 10 list or something. Thats very unique, i have never seen it like that before hehe =D

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