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How to Show Recent Comments List Without Using a Plugin

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Paste it as is in the desired location in your theme… Note that the complete snippet shows the comment author email which you might want to hide in order to respect their privacy.


<?php
$comments = get_comments( array(
        'number'    => 10, // set comments amount here
        'status'    => 'approve' // set comment type here
) );
 
foreach($comments as $eachComment){
 
// COLLECTION THE DATA AND SETTING VARIABLES
$commentID = comment_ID;
$commentAuthorEmail = $eachComment->comment_author_email;
$commentPostId = $eachComment->comment_post_ID;
$commentPostTitle = get_the_title( $commentPostId );
$commentPostUrl = get_permalink( $commentPostId );
$comment_sidebarnumber = get_comments_number( $commentPostId );
 
global $wpdb;
$userCommentCount = $wpdb->get_var('SELECT COUNT('.$commentID.') FROM ' . $wpdb->comments. ' WHERE comment_author_email = "' . $commentAuthorEmail . '"');
        echo    '<div style="border: 1px solid #ccc; padding: 10px;">';
        echo    '<ul style="margin: 0px;">';
        echo    '<li>Written By: '. $eachComment->comment_author .'</li>';
        echo    '<li>Commented to: <a href="'.$commentPostUrl.'">'. $commentPostTitle .'</a></li>';
        echo    '<li>Commented on: '. $eachComment->comment_date .'</li>';
        echo    '<li>Author Website: '. $eachComment->comment_author_email .'</</li>';
        echo    '<li>Author Email: '. $eachComment->comment_author_email .'</</li>';
        echo    '<li>Author has: '. $eachComment->comment_author .' responded '. $userCommentCount .' times in total</</li>';
        echo    '</ul>';
        echo    '<p style="padding: 10px;"><strong>'. $eachComment->comment_author .' כתב</strong>: '. $eachComment->comment_content .'</p>';
        echo    '</div>';
}
?>

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