[tag-tec]WordPress[/tag-tec] plugins are what make the platform such a great tool as they not only extend the functionality but also greatly enhance reader’s experience. And at same time they present a problem, as sometimes you have to choose one functionality over another.
But lucky us – most of them come as open source or with a license that allows you to modify the code and fit it into your vision. Such was the case with a “Brian’s Threaded Comments” [tag-tec]plugin[/tag-tec] I integrated couple nights ago. It provides a great option to thread your comments and also reply directly to each individual comment, keeping a conversation more personal. I have seen it used on many blogs but default install was lucking integration of MyAvatars plugin, which adds a “face” to each comment by pulling information from MyBlogLog profile.
I simply had to have this option and since it wasn’t present in default installation I integrated it and want to share the details on how you can too.
Steps to install Brian’s Threaded comments and Integrate MyAvatars:
- Download and install Brian’s comments using his instructions, activate it.
- Download and install MyAvatars plugin and activate it.
- In admin interface go to Presentation –> Theme Editor. If you followed install instructions for Brian’s plugin you should have replaced comments.php file in your theme with file provided by threaded comments plugin.
- Edit comments.php file to add MyAvatars to it. Choose to edit comments.php and add the line of code I highlighted in image below in exact same location. What you will get is imaged pulled from [tag-tec]MyBlogLog[/tag-tec] into comments.
Test it by leaving comment on this post 🙂
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