Expandable Recent Comments Widget for Blogger/Blogspot

The Expandable Recent Comments widget for Blogger is a very accessible widget that can be collapsed or expanded through user interaction, so we don't have to click the author's name or post title link in order to read the content of a comment. The expanding content can be shown or hidden by clicking the plus/minus icon or by hitting the "Show all" or "Hide all" button.

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To add the Expandable Recent Comments widget for Blogger, please follow the next steps below:

Adding Expandable Recent Comments Widget to Blogger

1. From your Blogger dashboard, go to "Layout", then click on "Add a Gadget" link:


2. When the pop-up window appears, scroll down and select the "HTML/JavaScript" widget:


3. Copy and paste this code inside the empty box:
<style type="text/css">.row-div {margin-bottom:10px;}.comment-header {margin:10px 0;}.comment-box{margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:0.9em;height:330px;overflow:auto;}.comments1{padding:3px;border-left:1px dashed #A6A6A6;color: #888888;font-style: italic;padding:0px 10px 10px 10px;margin-bottom:10px;}
</style>
<div style="text-align: center" class="comment-header"><input class="comment-button" id="commshowall" type="button" onclick="if (this.value == &#39;Show all&#39;) { unfold_all(this); this.value=&#39;Hide all&#39;; } else { fold_all(this); this.value=&#39;Show all&#39;; }" value="Show all" /></div>
<div class="comment-box">
<script type="text/javascript">
var tgl=false;var title_arr=new Array();var arr=0;var err="[err]";var icon_expand="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MxGZTemGwiI/UXqAWpaVj0I/AAAAAAAADTU/-hwcbgEiCEI/s1600/icon-plus.png";var icon_collapse="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6nL3BgBD6pM/UXqAWZQJIBI/AAAAAAAADTQ/7IjUXA0avYU/s1600/icon-minus+copy.png";var maxcomments=20;function real_posttitle(postid){for(var i=0;i<title_arr.length;i++){if(title_arr[i][0]==postid)return title_arr[i][1];}
return err;}
function showrecentposts(json){var numposts=999999;for(i=0;i<numposts;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];var postid;var title;if(i==json.feed.entry.length)break;for(var k=0;k<200;k++){if(entry.link[k].rel=='self'){postid=entry.link[k].href;postid=postid.substr(postid.lastIndexOf("/")+1,100);}
if(entry.link[k].rel=='alternate'){title=entry.link[k].title;break;}}
title_arr[arr]=postid+"&#176;"+title;title_arr[arr]=title_arr[arr].split("&#176;");++arr;}}
function unfold(el){var comid=el.id.substr(8,10);if(el.src==icon_expand){el.src=icon_collapse;document.getElementById("com_id"+comid).style.display="block";}else{el.src=icon_expand;document.getElementById("com_id"+comid).style.display="none";}}
function unfold_all(el){try{for(var i=0;i<maxcomments;i++){document.getElementById("com_id"+i).style.display="block";document.getElementById("click_id"+i).src=icon_collapse;}}catch(e){;}
el.value='Show all';}
function fold_all(el){try{for(var i=0;i<maxcomments;i++){document.getElementById("com_id"+i).style.display="none";document.getElementById("click_id"+i).src=icon_expand;}}catch(e){;}
el.value='Hide all';}
function showrecentcomments(json){var numcomments=999999;var postid;var i=0;for(i=0;i<numcomments;i++){var entry=json.feed.entry[i];var alturl;var anonymous=false;if(i==json.feed.entry.length)break;for(var k=0;k<entry.link.length;k++){if(entry.link[k].rel=='self'){postid=entry.link[k].href.split("/");postid=postid[5];}
if(entry.link[k].rel=='alternate'){alturl=entry.link[k].href;break;}}
var postlink=alturl.split("#");postlink=postlink[0];var linktext=postlink.split("/");linktext=linktext[5];linktext=linktext.split(".html");linktext=linktext[0];var profilelink="";try{profilelink=entry.author[0].uri.$t;}catch(e)
{anonymous=true;};var posttitle=real_posttitle(postid);if(posttitle==err){posttitle=linktext.replace(/-/g," ");}
var commentdate=entry.published.$t;var cdyear=commentdate.substring(0,4);var cdmonth=commentdate.substring(5,7);var cdday=commentdate.substring(8,10);var ctime=commentdate.substr(11,5);var monthnames=new Array();monthnames[1]="january";monthnames[2]="february";monthnames[3]="march";monthnames[4]="april";monthnames[5]="may";monthnames[6]="june";monthnames[7]="july";monthnames[8]="august";monthnames[9]="september";monthnames[10]="october";monthnames[11]="november";monthnames[12]="december";if("content"in entry){var comment=entry.content.$t;}
else
if("summary"in entry){var comment=entry.summary.$t;}else var comment="";if(i<maxcomments){if(tgl){tgl=false;var cl="row-a";}else{tgl=true;var cl="row-b";}
document.write('<div class="'+cl+' row-div"><img id="click_id'+i);document.write('" style="cursor:pointer;" onclick="unfold(this);"');document.write('src="'+icon_expand+'" />&nbsp;');document.write('On '+cdday+' '+monthnames[parseInt(cdmonth,10)]+' '+cdyear);document.write(', at '+ctime+', ');if(anonymous==false){document.write('<a href="'+profilelink+'">'+entry.author[0].name.$t+'</a> ');}else{document.write(entry.author[0].name.$t+' ');}
document.write('commented on <a href="'+alturl+'">'+posttitle+'</a>');document.write('</div>');document.write('<div class="comments1" id="com_id'+i+'" style="display:none;">'+comment+'<\/div>');}}
document.getElementById("numcom").innerHTML=i;}
</script><script type="text/javascript"  src="http://helplogger.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?start-index=1&max-results=999999&alt=json-in-script&callback=showrecentposts"></script><script type="text/javascript"  src="http://helplogger.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default?start-index=1&max-results=999999&alt=json-in-script&callback=showrecentcomments">
</script></div>

Note: Replace http://helplogger.blogspot.com with the URL address of your blog or site.

4. Save the expandable recent comments widget for Blogger / Blogspot by clicking on the 'Save' button... and you're done!

10 comments:

  1. Really nice. love it. but can be more colourful

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  2. Good..!!! Will Use this.

    Have a look at my blog
    http://unlimitedsoftz.blogspot.in

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  3. not working today...yesterday was working? i didin't change anything...please help

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  4. Thanks you. It very helpful for me

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  5. Thank you very much. I have modified it a bit and it's working fine.
    If you want the modified code, do let me know :)

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  6. very good man you are the best, i will use it for my blog http://musbbite.blogspot.com

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  7. its not working ,,,its coming hat your blog is in other place,,place it back and reload

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  8. xem anh Thank you very much. I have modified it a bit and it's working fine.
    If you want the modified code, do let me know :)

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