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This plugin allows you to show the latest comments, pingbacks or trackbacks in the sidebar of your blog or anywhere else. The plugin comes with widget and gravatar support and gives you the options to finetune the listing the way you like it.

Most themes bring along their own stylesheet rules. This plugin requires very little predefined css rules. You can customize every single listing element by editing the recentcomments.css.


  • Recent activity, flat listing with gravatars enabled, no hover
  • Recent comments, flat listing with gravatars enabled, no hover
  • Recent pingbacks, listing grouped by post, no hover
  • Recent activity, listing grouped by post, gravatars enabled, no hover
  • Recent comments, listing grouped by post, with gravatars and hover enabled


  1. Unpack the zipfile
  2. Upload folder recentcomments to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Place <?php if(function_exists('recentcomments_display')) recentcomments_display(); ?> or <?php if(function_exists('recentcomments_display')) recentcomments_display('comment'); ?> or <?php if(function_exists('recentcomments_display')) recentcomments_display('pingback'); ?> or <?php if(function_exists('recentcomments_display')) recentcomments_display('trackback'); ?> in your template or use the sidebar widgets.


Does this plugin displays stuff in the sidebar only?

No, you can place a function call everywhere in your template. See the installation section.


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  • v0.2 2014-10-13 updated to wordpress 4.0
  • v0.1 2009-07-06 initial release