BT Active Discussions

This is a recent comments plugin that displays customizable number of blog posts with recently updated comment. The output is very similar to phpBB’s View Active Topics and vBulletin’s Today’s Posts functions.

Recent Discussions

Installation

  1. Download ZIP file from WordPress.org Plugin Directory
  2. Unzip
  3. Copy bt-active-discussions folder into your plugins folder
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Add bt-active-discussion to any page you’d like to show the discussion table

That’s it!

Customization

There are five options that you can customize by editing the plugin file.

  1. $show_credit_link = 1; // set to 0 to remove credit link*
  2. $inc_trackbacks = 0; // set to 1 to include trackbacks
  3. $max_topics = 30; // the number of posts you want to display
  4. $show_gravatar = 1;   // 0 = off / 1 = on
  5. $excerpt_length = 250; // number of characters in excerpt.  set to 0 for no excerpt.

* I put a lot of work into this plugin and would appreciate your support by keeping the credit link intact. Thank you.

Compatibility

Tested on WordPress 2.5.1 through 2.7

Donation

Your donation to this project is greatly appreciated. Please donate via PayPal.

Demo

You can see a live demo on Moolanomy and Blogthority.

Feature Requests

Change Log

1.2.0 : Added Gravatar and comment excerpt support (contributed in part by Richard Strauss)

1.1.4 : Added padding to output to improve the look

1.1.3 : Shows the correct local time instead of GMT time

1.1.2 : Correct some path issues

1.1.1:

  • Removed one option
  • Rewrite SQL query to speed it up by a factor of 10

1.0.1:

  • Add two options (1) to easily remove credit link and (2) to remove one SQL condition.
  • Also corrected installation instruction — i.e., bt-active-discussion NOT %%bt-active-discussion%% (without the “s”)

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