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SimpleComments 1.1

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There’s a new SimpleComments for those that use that plugin.

Here’s what’s new:
SimpleComments can now be used outside an entry
Thanks to Mark Paschal, if you use SimpleComments outside an entry, you’ll get all comments in ascending or descending order, depending upon your blog config.

New tag: MTSimpleCommentNumber
The ordinal number of the current comment or TrackBack. Shows 1 for the first comment, 2 for the second, and so on. Thanks to Phillip Winn for the idea.

New tag: MTSimpleCommentOdd
Returns 1 if the current SimpleComment is odd and 0 if it is even. Useful for setting alternating background colors with stylesheets. Use something like class="commentbg<MTSimpleCommentOdd>" and create classes for commentbg0 and commentbg1. Thanks to Scott McGerik for the idea.

New container: MTSimpleCommentEntry
This container tag works just like the MTCommentEntry tag. It contains the entry that the current SimpleComment is from. Thanks to Luke Hutteman for the idea.

Go download it...

Alexei Kosut
April 24, 2003 10:26 AM

This is really nifty. I've been using SimpleComments on my weblog for a while, and it just keeps on getting better! However, I wasn't able to get MTSimpleCommentEntry to work with trackbacks outside of an entry context without this patch: --- 2003-04-23 20:26:28.000000000 -0700 +++ 2003-04-24 10:23:05.330032000 -0700 @@ -116 +116,3 @@ -    my $entry = MT::Entry->load($comment->entry_id) +    my $entry_id = $comment->entry_id  +        || MT::Trackback->load($comment->tb_id)->entry_id; +    my $entry = MT::Entry->load($entry_id)

Adam Kalsey
April 24, 2003 10:55 AM

That's why I didn't see the problem during testing. My SimpleCommentEntry block was always inside an entry context. I've added your patch to the code and released it as 1.11. Thanks!

April 24, 2003 2:17 PM

Thanks for the update! I had already hacked my copy to give me a MTSimpleCommentNumber tag, which I use to determine odd or even, but the best feature of your update is the ability to use it outside of an entry. :)

Brian Hess
October 18, 2003 8:20 PM

SimpleComment is showing a count of one comment, although there are no comments or trackbacks for the particular entry. My template looks like this: <MTEntryIfAllowComments> | <a href="<$MTCGIPath$><$MTCommentScript$>?entry_id=<$MTEntryID$>" onclick="OpenComments(this.href); return false"><MTSimpleCommentCount> Comments</a> </MTEntryIfAllowComments> Any idea what I'm doing wrong to give the false count?

Brian Hess
October 18, 2003 11:56 PM

Hai, carumba! I rebuilt my individual archives, and there was a trackback after all, so the count was/is right. Weirdness.

Bobby Magee
December 10, 2003 5:05 AM

Ok I am stupid. I like this feature and have uploaded the files(.pl and the directory) but now where do I place the coding. Maybe I am just too new to this. I have a standard MT site where people click on the comments to view them. Do I just paste it in anywhere.

Adam Kalsey
December 10, 2003 2:16 PM

You paste it anywhere you want the comments to show up. For what you're doing it should be in an entry context. This means that you'll have to have it on an individual archive page or in comment display template, or inside an MTEntries block. If you are using the stock MT templates with the comment popup, you'd put the template code in place of the MTEntryComments block of your comment display template.

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