Threaded Comments and Gravatars.


I am happy to announce I finally implemented one of WordPress 2.7′s best new features Enhanced Comment Display (threaded comments) into the Wire to the Ear theme. You will now see a Reply button below each comment in a thread. Therefore, you can reply to any specific comment and it will show up directly below and slightly to the right of said comment. I don’t like hacking apart my theme unless I really understand what each line of PHP is doing so it took me a late night coffee reading session at to get it working. If I haven’t mentioned this before the comments are what make this blog worth it to me. I really cherish the daily all things pro-audio conversation I am having with you.

Another addition to Wire to the Ear today is the use of Gravatars. This is simply a small photo that represents your identity. As you can see when I leave a comment my sideways head shows up. You can create your own Gravatar which can be used universally on many sites here: If you don’t see yours show up on the blog give it a little time and if still it doesn’t show let me know and I’ll see if I can help figure out why.

“Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars. An avatar or gravatar is an icon, or representation, of a user in a shared virtual reality, such as a forum, chat, website, or any other form of online community in which the user(s) wish to have something to distinguish themselves from other users. Created by Tom Werner, gravatars make it possible for a person to have one avatar across the entire web. Avatars are usually an 80px by 80px image that the user will create themselves.” –

I have this blog set so if you have already left a comment and it got through moderation the next time you leave a comment it will automatically be posted. Sometimes when I upgrade to a newer version of WordPress this gets reset so even if your a regular poster your comment may end up in the moderation que. I try and moderate comments as they come in and I am hoping the next WordPress iPhone app adds that feature so I can moderate on the go.

If you have a WordPress 2.7+ theme and want to code it up to speed with Enhanced Comments check out the how to documentation over at click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 17, 2009 at 5:43 am, filed under business and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.


3 Responses to “Threaded Comments and Gravatars.”

  1. Raytrace says:

    sorry just testing this gravatar thingy :p

  2. raytrace says:

    haha yeh I look moany too as usual :D

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