The sidebar now displays the list of Top commentators for this blog. This has been overdue from some time now.
Nate Sanden’s Top commentator plugin eased the task of showing the top commentators. It is currently shown only on the home page.
In order to accommodate this list on my 2 column theme, I have also decided to move the Blogroll to a separate page.
(Thanks to Shankar for pointing out the Blogroll Plugin)
Note: If you are using the Top Commentators plugin, you should also have a look at the 9 options that could be tweaked by editing the plugin. (Unfortunately, the plugin doesn’t come with a preference page.
I especially found the following options useful:
reset (â€™hourlyâ€™, â€˜dailyâ€™, â€˜weeklyâ€™, â€˜monthlyâ€™, â€˜yearlyâ€™, â€˜#â€™)
This tells the plugin how often it should reset the comment count for users. For example: If you choose monthly, only comments from the current month will be counted towards a visitors comment count. If you use an integer such as 30, it will show all commentators for the last 30 days.
limit (any positive integer (1 – infinity))
This will limit the maximum number of users you want shown.
filter_users (comma seperated list of usernames)
This will filter out any usernames you donâ€™t want shown. For example: â€˜Administrator,Adminâ€™.
filter_user_ids (comma seperated list of user idâ€™s)
This will filter out any user_ids you donâ€™t want shown. For example: â€˜1,2â€². 1 is almost always the â€˜Adminâ€™ user.
number_of_comments (y=yes, n=no)
If you want to only display the commentators name and not the number of comments he/she has made, set this to â€˜nâ€™.
List of Top commentators: