My Top Commentators WordPress Plugin

By Daniel Scocco

I am glad to release the third WordPress plugin by Daily Blog Tips. My Top Commentators is a plugin that allows a blogger to discover who are the most active commentators on his blog (via the WordPress Dashboard, so other people will not see this information). You can also use different time frames for this, so you can see the top commentators:

  • Today
  • Yesterday
  • Last 7 days
  • This month
  • Last month
  • This year
  • Last year

Secondly, you can also see all the comments left by a single person, and edit or delete them via the plugin interface.

my top commentators wordpress plugin

So, what are the possible uses for the plugin? Here are some ideas:

  • You could check your top commentators every month to write a post thanking them
  • You could see the most active people on your blog to link more often to their articles
  • You could see people that support your blog, and email them to propose joint ventures or ask for feedback

People that comment often on your blog are your most loyal readers, so I thought that it would be useful to know exactly who they are.

I would like to thank Pawan Agrawal from MaxBlogPress that coded the plugin specially for Daily Blog Tips. He has more outstanding plugins on his site so check it out.

Installation Guide:

  1. Download the plugin here
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the whole MyTopCommentators folder to your Plugins folder via FTP
  4. Inside the Plugins section of your WordPress control panel activate the plugin
  5. Under the Dashboard click on My Top Commentators, and use at will



Share

109 Responses to “My Top Commentators WordPress Plugin”

  • Rajaie AlKorani

    Nice work, the only problem is that people might start spamming the comments section to get a link to their blog.

    Are you going to start using it on your blog?

  • Rajaie AlKorani

    *Just Noticed Something*
    I think that it would be wise to blur out the commenter’s email in the screenshot. Some of them might not like their emails being show publicly.

  • Daniel Scocco

    Rajaie, I think this plugin is much safer then the “Top Commentators” one that people use on the sidebar.

    I might do a post once in a while thanking my top commentators, but I won’t do it every month or so, so people will hardly be influenced by that to leave more comments I think.

    With this plugin the owner remains in control.

  • Daniel Scocco

    Ops, doing that.

  • Rajaie AlKorani

    In that case, I think I should give it a try 🙂

  • SATISH

    oki..Satisfied.Giving it a try!

    And I too have some good idea if plugins, but don’t know how to code it!
    So, can you please advice me, where should I go with my ideas, to get a plugin constructed(coded) ?

  • Jacky Supit

    nice work.
    *still can see those emails here on feed readers lol*

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Satish, you can try to talk with people that code plugins to see if they are willing to do it, or go to elance.com or rentacoder.com and hire someone for the job.

  • Sharon Hurley Hall

    I’ve been wanting something like this for ages, so I’ll be testing it out. In fact, I’ve already downloaded it. 🙂

  • Daniel Harrison

    You could definitely do with a page/link that links to all of the DBT plugins that are available. I couldn’t find the other 2!

    Dan

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Daniel Haririson, will do.

    @Jacky, needs some time for that to change 🙂 .

  • Hussein

    Oops. This is what I’m looking for 😀 Downloaded! And installing… Thanks for this cool plugin.

  • SEO Genius

    That is a great plug in, i really wish i used wordpress templates now.

    WordPress seems to be evolving and becoming more and more useful, i might have to try some of their templates.

    It is a great idea to thank the most loyal readers i do admit the email i received from the website thanking me for commenting is a very good way of keeping me and others as daily readers of the blog. That along with the good range of articles you currently have on here.

    Keep it up Daniel.

  • Gary Jones :: BlueFur.com

    Great plugin. I have been looking for one like this for awhile.

  • Assad

    I agree with your point on utilizing this plugin is much safer than the “Top Commentators” one that people use on the sidebar. I often see spam comments by the commentators as their sick effort to attract more clicks.

    Kudos to DailyBlogTips. I’ll have it installed later.

  • Keith Dsouza

    Nice plugin I must say quite interesting from a statistical perspective

  • team ray

    this is a good feature

    the other top commentator plugin encourage spamming sometimes

  • PC

    Great work. I think it is very useful.

  • Brian Auer

    A nice feature would be a widget or code to display the top commentators in a sidebar or something (just like the “other” plugin). I’ve been using that for some time now and I don’t find that my readers spam my blog to get in that list. In fact, some of my top commentators leave the lengthiest and most thoughtful comments.

  • Hussein

    I have now this plugin running on my dashboard. And I can say that it’s quite good. 😀

  • Michael

    This is a great idea, the top commentators widget does nothing more then encourage spam, but with this plugin you could email the people who comment the most to thank them for it.

  • Trent

    This is the beauty of working with wordpress… the brilliance of other people can have a direct impact on how you grow your business to be more efficient and effective.

  • Missy from G34 Media

    Hi, Daniel:
    I have not downloaded a plugin in weeks, because i feel they are slowing my blog down. There are loads of good wp plugins, such as this, but how many is too many?

    Can you write a post on this subject. I run several blogs, and my main blog (Groovy Vegetarian) has quite a few plugins. I would like to know at what point or quantity, should one cease to add more plugins?

    Let me know. Thanxs!

  • Susan

    I think this is a great idea. I love the ‘dashboard’ idea.

  • Htoo Tay Zar

    I like this plug in but I also wanna show my top commentators on sidebar. How can I do?

  • Pras

    Good one. but, it could have been much better if there was an option to show the list on the sidebar. I don’t like to use a separate plugin for this.

  • Forumistan

    Very nice. Commenting is very important in blogging. We should see the top commentators in the blog.

  • autworld

    Great idea!

  • Zaheer

    Very useful plugin. I liked the idea that only the admin can see this info through the Dashboard.

  • SEO writer

    […]My Top Commentators – это плагин позволяющий блоггеру следить за самыми активными комментаторами своего блога[…]

  • Blackhead Remover

    Downloaded and installed. A Different idea

  • rapmatix

    I think it is very useful

  • Suta

    After I recieved email from Easywordpress that was sent to me regularly, everyday I came to know about new plugins, I felt that I’m left behind by not using WordPress as my blogging platform. Seeing that there are so many gadgets and plugins to use to promote and make life better.

    But, I have decided it wouldn’t be for long now,

  • Jacques Seoman

    It definitely makes good sense to reward your most active participants with a bit of extra link love. I say 3 cheers for the top commentator plug in. If you’re spending the time on the blog it is nice to be rewarded for it in some form.

  • Zath

    This sounds like a great way of finding out who is most active on your blog recently and reward them appropriately.

    While we’re on commenting, is there a way of displaying a person’s total comment count after their name? In a forums post count kind of way?

  • website design

    great post. I will download your plugin and use it to my blogs. I find it very useful and I am very much interested. I hope i will be able to successfully install it though.

  • Amarnath

    It’s time blogger follows wordpress and provides one such plugin for blogger users

  • gossip

    The plugin is really good, esp for a popular blog e.g urs.

  • CMG Technologies

    I have seen this plugin in use at a lot of blogs, time to use it at mine :), thanks both of you.

  • Peter Szabo

    Great work. I think it is very useful.

  • cartmanffc

    How about option to display the list on a single page so that everyone could see this (without e-mails of course)?

  • rap

    Hi, Daniel:
    I have not downloaded a plugin in weeks, because i feel they are slowing my blog down. There are loads of good wp plugins, such as this, but how many is too many?

    Can you write a post on this subject. I run several blogs, and my main blog (Groovy Vegetarian) has quite a few plugins. I would like to know at what point or quantity, should one cease to add more plugins?

    Let me know. Thanxs!

  • Frank

    This is perfect. The one I was using wasn’t customizable at all! This is so much better. Thanks!

  • Frank

    @rap: It all depends on if they slow your site down. On heroesarg.com i’m running 43 plugins and my site loads 302 queries in 3.163 seconds. Not bad at all.

  • pays to live green

    I use a top commentators plugin right now and have had good success with it. It hasn’t hurt my pagerank that much since I still have a 3. It is a good plugin to have to reward the people who comment most regularly to your site.

  • Vera

    This is great and exactly what I’m looking for. Thank you! 🙂

  • Hikari

    That’s a good idea. A wigdet would be great!

  • Fenix

    Just started using this feature as well and find that it draws more traffic. Thanks for the great article!

  • fast shop sale

    are you still using the pluggin?
    sorry i could find it on your site.

  • Ahmed

    I’ve been looking for something like this for along time. I’ve already downloaded it.
    I’m using it now.
    Thank you very much. 🙂

  • p@r@noid

    nice plugin…
    thanks for Sharing

  • Masterpiss

    Wow nice plugin, thanks for all

  • Jehzeel Laurente

    a really great plugin! This is exactly what I’m looking for 😀 yay!

  • computer tips

    Great plugin. I love websites that have this plugin installed and in use. It really promotes good interaction between the blog readers and writers.

  • Custom street cars

    Thank for this gr8 plugin i’ll install and it would be very helpful to get more comment and visitors on blog.

  • Urgent Care

    This is a great plug in that really draws a lot of attention to a blog, thanks for the post!

  • AlexClarke

    Nice plugin. Now i just need comments… 🙁

  • ebeggingonlinedotcom

    gr8 plugin but i have a doubt..its the same one thats availbale in wordpress plugin directory? whats the difference between this two?

  • Anne

    Great widget and easy to install, Thanks for sharing.

  • Paper planes

    Oops!

    I wanted smethng like dis frm sme months… surely will b testing out.

    WordPress seems to be evolving and becoming more and more useful, have tried sme of their templates.

    Thanks for this gr8 plugin.

  • Chris McQuillan

    Excellent plug-in, for administrative purposes if nothing else.

  • Car Reviews

    That’s a good idea. A wigdet would be great!

  • Ben@wow gold guides

    I have installed this on my blog as well. The problem is finding people who will post quality comments to your blog. Which is why this widget was created. Yet… I still have difficulty finding the blogs within my niche to share comments with.

  • Karl Foxley

    An awesome plugin… that is a really great idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Karl

  • Hesham

    Nice plugins which gives you an idea to post.. I like that!

  • Udegbunam Chukwudi

    This plug-in is possibly going to replace the top commentators widget on my blog. How I wish it came with a widget.

  • M&W Insulated Glass

    Spamming has been a long standing issue with blogs, however with increased protection especially software coming out in 2010 the top commentator addon should not be a problem.

  • Karen

    I use the top commentator plugin currently and get good results but it is interesting to learn of this option. If I were to use this version I would also be interested in a sidebar list. Is there a reason bloggers do NOT like the sidebar list.

  • aminjohar

    I’m using Comment Remix to use its powerful function. It is because it may provide top commentator and modification to comments post and provide tagging for comment.

    May you differentiate between this plugin and top commentator plugin which one better. 🙂
    Thanks 🙂

  • Bitkisel Tedavi

    Oops. This is what I’m looking for 😀 Downloaded! And installing… Thanks for this cool plugin.

  • Handbags Girl

    No i do not think there would be any spam problem. There will be only benefits of people competing for comment place and adding more useful content to your blog.

    Of course you have to be protected from spam boots it is done easily with captcha or with plugin called wordpress spam free which detects most of (99%) of spam comment. I am using it on my blog- bagsrate.com

  • khaled hakim

    I was wondering if there was a way to obtain the avatar used by the actual commenters. See I have enabled Facebook and Twitter connect so most of my users sign in with these two log ins and their profile pictures come along and are attached to the comments. In the widget, there’s the option to show a Gravatar, but nothing else…

    Is there anythign / anyway to manipulate this to get the commenter’s selected image instead?

    Your response is appreciate. thank you sir.

  • Chambres d’hotes

    Thanks,

    This is a great article and a great website. I liked it very much. It will help me to optimise my websites in europe. I have website in travel and that meens a lot of seo work !!

    Thanks a lot and greetings,

    Dave and Carol
    Seo and Travel Website in Europe, France

  • Drew

    Hello Daniel,

    Congratulations on the release of YOUR third TOP COMMENTATORS WordPress plugin.

    Congratulations also, to Pawan for coding the plugin.

    I particularly like the idea of identifying those who support a particular blog, and as marketers, for us to take the initiative to follow up as appropriate.

    Thanks so much, and keep up the great work.

Comments are closed.