This plugin provides an advanced widget that allows you to display your latest comments in any widgetized sidebar. It includes the abilities to display author gravatars, post titles, comment excerpts, human readable time formats, and more.

Video demo


  • 11 Options to configure on a per-widget basis
  • Multiple instances of the same widget
  • Widget Title
  • Number of comments to show
  • Option to display the comment author
  • Option to show the author’s gravatar image
  • Choose the size of gravatar image
  • Float the gravatar to right, left, or none
  • Option to display the post title
  • Choose whether to display the comment date
  • Select the date format, human readable or MM DD, YYYY
  • Option to show comment text excerpts
  • Option to control the length of the comment excerpt

This widget has been built with the best coding standards and should fit seamlessly into any WordPress theme.

  1. AJ

    Awesome plugin man. Wow, you talk fast in the video 😉

    • pippin

      Thanks 🙂 Ha, yeah, sometimes I forget that I naturally talk really fast and need to slow it down . . .

  2. Ian Douglas

    Keep it fast! You save me time!

    • Pippin

      I’ve answered you on Code Canyon.

  3. finnes

    great plugin.. i needed a plugin like this.

    but, i cannot translate… is prepare to internationalization??
    best regards

    • Pippin

      All strings in the plugin are localized. How are you trying to translate it? Through a translation plugin?

  4. kjd


  5. SparkyHub

    Looks great. Great effort. My wishes!

  6. Carlos

    how I can edit the CSS styles?

    thanks, awesome plugin!

    • Pippin

      There is no CSS included with the plugin. It is all controlled from your theme.

  7. John

    Does it work on mutlisite installs?
    Is it possible to list posts from categories?

    • Pippin

      It does work on multi site though it will not list posts from across the network, only the current site.

      Yes you can list posts by category.

  8. Ronald

    Hi Pippin,

    With the upgrade to wordpress 3.5 this plugin starts throwing the following warning

    PHP Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /nas/wp/www/cluster-1048/hondackg/wp-content/plugins/better-recent-comments-widget/better-recent-comments-widget.php on line 75 and defined in /nas/wp/www/cluster-1048/hondackg/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 990

    Any idea how to fix and prevent this warning message ?
    I installed this plugin in 3 different sites of mine and even though it stil works fine, I want to make sure this does not turn ugly along the line

    • Pippin

      Sorry for the delay. I’ve just submitted the update to fix this issue and it should be live within 24 hours.

  9. Mr Parrot

    Nice plugin, but it is a shame there is no css. I’ve had to drop it for that reason.

    • Pippin

      Plugins like this shouldn’t have CSS. The display is entirely dependent on your theme styling it. As this plugin uses the standard markup of list items, all decent themes should have it fully styled.

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