Threaded Comments Are Back

Threaded comments? What are threaded comments? Glad you asked. :)

Threaded comments make conversations in the comments section easier to follow. Rather than have one long list of undifferentiated comments, you can now reply to a specific comment and have your comment nest itself underneath – making it clear that you are responding to that particular reader.

Many of you may remember threaded comments from before the recent redesign but styling and functional concerns with the old code prevented me from including them at the time. Thanks to the WordPress Thread Comment plugin, they’re back.

For a couple of examples, check out the comments section on The Hohner EGS Electric Guitar and Eight (8) Ways to Combat Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Or see this post’s comments section for examples. And don’t be shy. Give them a try!

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10 Responses to “Threaded Comments Are Back”

  1. Here’s a sample comment to illustrate threaded comments.

    1. Here’s a comment in reply to the one above. Pretty cool, huh? :)

      1. Whull daaaaaang. Whut’ll they think o’ next? :)

      2. :lol:

      3. Great. I love threaded comments and hate the @someUserAbove style.

        How deep can we go? Is this the limit?

        Ray

  2. Here’s another comment to further illustrate how threaded comments help keep portions of conversations distinct. This comment is clearly separate from the “conversation” above.

    1. Yes indeed it is. It looks like there’s a limit of four nodes deep.

      Ray

      1. I’m also not a fan of the @someUserAbove style but as you’ve determined, I’ve limited it to three nests or four nodes as you describe it. I’m concerned that having too many nests can end up detracting rather than facilitating conversation.

        I’ll play around with it a bit and see if there are some styling cues I can introduce to make it feasible to thread comments even further.

  3. thanks for your introduction of wp thread comment, it is my pleasure. i am glad that plugin is useful for you.
    my english is poor, some mistakes is in my sentence.

    1. The pleasure is mine. I’m thrilled to have threaded comments back on the site and I thank you for such an easy to use and flexible plugin.

      I have a few suggestions for functionality so I’ll stop by the WordPress.org page for your plugin and comment.

      Thank you again!