When I wrote post about my palmtops story WordPress added many pingbacks into my older posts (which I linked to). As a result all of them appeared in “Recent Comments” widget. This hide real ones so I decided that it is time to change something.

And thats how “Hrw Recent Comments” widget was created. I took wp-includes/widgets.php file from my WordPress MU installation and extracted original widget. Then one edit of SQL query and everything works like expected — no pingbacks to my blog posts in sidebar.

Download plugin.

License: same as WordPress (as it is WP code mostly).

UPDATE: fixed SQL query to make it really work.

New WordPress widget: Recent Comments

5 thoughts on “New WordPress widget: Recent Comments

  • 25th November 2008 at 01:21

    I don’t know how you expect people to really use this. ONE file and is it .PHP?? I surmise so. However, how to rename this? ADD the PHP or write over the ” .1 ” extension?

    Vladimir, http://www.prelovac.com/vladimir/wordpress-plugins-i-use, has taken your info off his site. I googled and found you.

    However, I cannot use this without some kind of help file.

  • 25th November 2008 at 11:22

    @Leanne Boyd: just unpack archive and put contents in wp-content/plugins/ directory of your blog.

  • 1st December 2008 at 02:00

    Hi Marcin… thanks for your reply. I will do this tonight and see how things go. 🙂 Leanne

  • 7th April 2010 at 05:32

    Marcin, your Recent Comments widget ROCKS! No more HOME clicks going to my BLOG page! Thank you.

  • 28th November 2010 at 18:09

    This widget works. There are also other options available such as plugins or simply a code to put into the source code of the blog..whatever works for you..

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