Added a new nifty feature to the top page today – Get Recent Comments. This is a plugin for WordPress. Very handy little plugin that gives me masses of display options such as length of comment excerpt, post time, comment date etc etc. You can see it in action at the bottom of the left-hand column of the top page of this website.
You can get your own Get Recent Comments plugin here: http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/GetRecentComments
I had some trouble getting the user interface to work. I installed the plugin as instructed on the website, but when I went to Options/Get Recent Comments in the wordpress menu, the page came up with this error:
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_recent_comments() …
This is fixed by changing some code at the beginning of the get_recent_comments.php file.
The fix is outlined here: http://blog.jodies.de/archiv/2004/11/13/recent-comments/#comment-5228