Comment a great feature to engage the visitors on your topic. If you can’t build a separate forum for engaging your visitors and for building a community, the comments are the best way to provide an open community to the visitors. They can ask questions each other and share ideas there and do many things to build a good community on your site. But, the default WordPress comments provided under some specific posts or on the sidebars are not yet capable of producing such a huge impact on building a live community.
How would it be if you build a separate comments page for your readers? There the visitors can find out the recent comments, active users, etc… and answer to the threads. A plugin namely Decent Comments will help you do so. Just download and install it on your WordPress website. If you are unsure about installing the plugin. Read our step by step guide to install a plugin on a WordPress website.
For displaying your comments, you need a separate page. So, create one. After creating the page, just paste this shortcode code to the content area.
Now, preview the page and you will see 5 of the most recent comments alongside the user avatars. If you wish to increase the comments count or change the avatar size, use the code below.
[decent-comments number="25" avatar_size="32" /]
In this example, I used 25 comments and 32 pixels size for the avatars. Replace the number and size with what you want. If you want to explore more shortcodes, visit the documentation page of the plugin.
Now the recent comments page might look something like the above screenshot. Now, you got a good recent comments page. Thus, your visitors will be some more engaged in your website. Display the recent comments page some good places like menu bar or sidebars to drive them to the page.
We hope this article helped you to create a recent comments page. If so, don’t forget to thank us. We are always happy to hear that from you.