WordPress Plugin: Sexy Comments

Unhappy with my theme’s comment display, I recently re-coded a sexier comment display as a plugin so others can sexify their comments as well.

Download the plugin.

Features

  • Forum-thread-like comment layout: User information to the left, comment to the right.
  • Author post highlighting
  • Altered Trackback/Pingback Display Formating
  • Avatars
    • Either display/hide avatars
    • Select your avatar service of choice (Gravatar is the only option until I find more avatar services)
    • Specify maximum avatar dimension
    • Customize default/trackback avatars
  • “Number of Comments” Message Customization
  • CSS Overriding

Installation

  1. Download and unzip the sexycomments.zip
  2. Place sexycomments folder in your wp-content/plugins directory
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and activate the plugin, then visit the SexyComments submenu of the plugins tab.
  4. Customize the settings until you have something that works for you.
  5. Locate the template file(s) in your theme that loops over and displays comments. Remove that comment output loop and replace with:
    < ?php sexycomments_print($comments); ?>  
    

    NOTE: Be sure not to touch the section that generates the form for adding comments! This plugin does not re-create the comment creation form.

  6. Lastly, consider disabling the plugin CSS and taking the example CSS provided and customize it to suit your theme’s color scheme.
  7. You should be all set, now! w00t w00t! Go make a Gravatar account if you don’t already have one and upload an avatar.

New World of Warcraft Forums

WoW Forum Icon Blizzard’s forum software has always sucked balls. It was about time that they re-code it and give it a face lift. Well, they have released their new forum Beta test for World of Warcraft, check it out! Features:

  • New design
  • New Avatars
  • Most Valuable Poster (MVP) Status*
  • A Search that works (their non-working search had always pissed me off)
  • Faster

*Most Valuable Poster (MVP) Status
To participate in Blizzard Entertainment’s MVP program, one must be a positive influence to the forum community in helping other users, as well as regularly active. If you meet this criteria, and the community team views such actions on a regular basis, there is a possibility you may be asked to participate in the program. Very few people are chosen for this honorary role, which may be revoked by Blizzard at any time. Please do not contact us requesting to be a MVP.

Good work Blizzard! Keep it up!

UPDATE: I guess I’m a tool, MVP status has been around a while. I suppose its just uses SUPER rarely.