Add Your Comment Link WordPress Plugin


My first WordPress plugin is such a simple one, but it works like a charm.

So you want to get more comments on your blog posts, but most non technical and non blog savvy visitors have trouble finding how to get from the front page of your blog to the comments area of an individual post.

This plugin solves that by including a dedicated and in your face link at the bottom of each of your posts (not pages) that points the visitor directly to the comment response area.

You can see the plugin in action for an example of the add your comment link … http://truckiesonline.com

Download the Add Comment Link WordPress Plugin directly from the WordPress plugins directory. Since this plugin is free I thought I’d put it into the directory.

I’d like to add some options to this to make it better, any ideas just leave me a comment. Or leave a comment if you’ve found it useful.

PS. You can change the text that appears at the bottom of each post to language that makes sense for your site visitors. See the Add Your Comment section under the Settings menu of WordPress.

Aaron


20 Comments On “Add Your Comment Link WordPress Plugin”


#1 baron on on July 26, 2009 at 2:12 am

Works great, thank you


#2 Ethan on on August 21, 2009 at 10:36 am

Great plug – just what we needed.

If there could be some quick formatting that would be great!

thanks
ethan


#3 Heather on on August 30, 2009 at 2:22 am

Thank you so much. I didn’t even realise that I needed one until someone said they didn’t know how to add comments. I’d like to see this taken a little further, so that I can add it beside the title of each blog post, rather than at the bottom of the post but otherwise a brilliant little tool.


#4 Nancy on on August 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm

this is just what I needed, but I can’t seem to make it work with my template or maybe its not working with 2.8.4.

template is Twordder.


#5 Nancy on on August 31, 2009 at 12:25 pm

never mind it is working now.

If you wanted to improve it I would make it stylable as to text size and color, and maybe location – left right and center.


#6 Aaron Dwyer on on August 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm

@Heather – thanks for the feedback, yes I’ll be enhancing this plugin, appreciate your idea

@Nancy – There may be something with 2.8.4 and the default values not being set when you activate the plugin.

You can check the default values by looking under Settings, Add Comment Link, and setting the link text and link title.

Your themes CSS may affect the look of the link, but it shouldn’t stop it from showing up.

Thanks
Aaron


#7 Aaron Dwyer on on August 31, 2009 at 12:37 pm

@Ethan – thanks the idea about formatting, I put provision in for that but didn’t have time to implement it.

Aaron


#8 Ryan Link on on September 15, 2009 at 4:32 am

Can’t seem to get the “add your comment” plug in to work on my site. advice?


#9 Aaron on on September 15, 2009 at 7:10 am

@Ryan could be any number of things, what version of WordPress are you running, did the plugin install, did the plugin activate, did you check the settings for the plugin to make sure the variables were set correctly.?

Aaron


#10 Mike on on November 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Hi,
This is useful.
Could you give some advice?
I’d like to show the number of existing comments before the ‘Add Your Comment’ link.
I tried this:

$link = “”.comments_popup_link(‘No Comments »’, ‘1 Comment »’, ‘% Comments »’).”” . $sAddCommentLinkText . ““;

However, the number of comments is displayed at the top of the post, outside the add-comments-link div. Any idea how to fix this?
Thanks.


#11 Mike on on November 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

OK, that didn’t display properly at all. ^
I added the comments_popup_link() function to the output of your plugin, and it’s otput was displayed at the top of the post instead of in your custom div. Any ideas why?


#12 Aaron on on November 20, 2009 at 6:29 am

Sorry Mike I have no idea why, I’d need to spend some time looking at the code. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to enhance this plugin at the moment. It works out of the box for what I need

Aaron


#13 Shirl on on November 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

Hooray! Searched for hours for this solution! Thanks – works great. Note: users must be sure to go to the settings and type in the text – it defaults to ‘no text’.

p.s. your hovering pop up is a tad annoying! :-}


#14 Mike on on November 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

It’s OK Aaron,
I just hardcoded what I needed into the theme.
Thanks.
Mike


#15 Colin on on December 19, 2009 at 3:20 pm

This plugin is so tight. Thank you very much. If you get time can you update it for the future. This plugin is definitely bad ass , but needs some exposure. I am surprised more people don’t know about this. I am going to give you 5 stars


#16 Colin on on December 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

In the admin section of wordpress under plugins, you should be allowed to rate plugins their. This would make rating plugins alot more efficient and more plugins would get rated. Maybe you can talk to wordpress??


#17 Geoff on on February 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Hey,

I love the plugin. Works great.

I do have a question. If I want to make the “Click here to share your comments” text larger? And Maybe a different color?

In the “add-your-comment-link.php” file I changed the “size=” from 60 to 100 in the “Link Text” line (line 105) and on the “Link Title” line (line 107). It didnt change the size of the text.

I’m sure its easy, but I may not be in the correct file. Would appreciate getting pointed in a new direction.

Thanks,
Geoff


#18 Eydie on on June 28, 2010 at 8:42 am

I followed your steps (I’ve uploaded plugins before so I know the steps), but it didn’t work for me. Please help.

And you’re pop up is frustrating because you can’t read comments properly.

Eydie 🙂


#19 Charlie on on July 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

Thanks for the plugin! I am looking forward to have it running smoothly…

I have installed the plugin onto a client WordPress blog and it works like a charm in Firefox and Internet Explorer; however, it changes the layout of the blog in WordPress (left justifies it) and also gives me problems getting to the login page on IE.

Does anyone know how to remedy this problem?

Thanks,
Charlie


#20 Natarajah Manick on on July 21, 2010 at 4:36 am

However, is there a way to add all the three of them?
For example: Email this, trackback and post a comment. Something like this at the end of the post.
I’ve seen this on quite a lot of websites but can’t figure a way how to put it on my site.
Anyone has a clue?
Thanks! 🙂



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