Decent Comments


Decent Comments shows what people say.

If you want to show comments along with their author’s avatars and an excerpt of their comment, then this is the right plugin for you.

And it’s not limited to just a widget showing recent comments: The plugin provides configurable widgets, shortcodes and an API to display comments in sensible ways, including author avatars, links, comment excerpts …

Anywhere you place comments, by means of a widget, a shortcode or an API call, you can:

  • Show an excerpt or the full comment. You can choose to not show the comment as well.
  • Determine the number of words shown for excerpts.
  • Set your kind of ellipsis.
  • Set the number of comments to show.
  • Show the author’s avatar and determine its size.
  • Sort by author email, author URL, content (what’s said in the comment), date, karma or post … in ascending or descending order.
  • Show comments for the current post or for a specific post.
  • Show comments for a specific post type.
  • Show comments for posts in specific categories, for specific tags, … (more precisely: the ability to show comments from posts related to one or more terms in a chosen taxonomy).
  • and more to come … got suggestions?

Feedback is welcome!
If you need help, have problems, want to leave feedback or want to provide constructive criticism, please do so here at the Decent Comments plugin page.

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Many thanks!


  • Decent Comments widget configuration.


  1. Upload or extract the decent-comments folder to your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Or you could use the Add new option found in the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  2. Enable the plugin from the Plugins menu in WordPress.

Please also visit the Decent Comments plugin page for the latest info.


Can this plugin show excerpts of comments or even full comments?


Can I choose how many comments are displayed?


Can I display comments for any post? For the current post? For a specific post?

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Does it show author’s avatars?


Can I place more than one comment widget with different settings?


Does it offer shortcodes?

Yes. Place your comments anywhere you need them!

Can I call a function to display comments wherever I need?


What else does it do?

It’s highly configurable!

Please visit the Decent Comments plugin page for the latest info.

If you need something that is not available yet, get in touch. Feedback is welcome!


Get help at the Decent Comments plugin page.

I really appreciate this, how can I contribute?

Please visit the Decent Comments plugin page and you should find a way to donate or contribute with feedback and ideas.

Translations are also welcome!


ديسومبر 15, 2022 7 replies
Hello, I have a FAQ and comments into my FAQ. These comments do not appears, do you understand why ? Thank you for your answer
جونڥي 13, 2019
This is a really cool plugin to get your blog community more engaged. I really hope the author continues to support this plugin!
ديسومبر 26, 2017
On opening the plugins page it says: There are several options .. On opening the Options page it shows 1 option with a check box: Delete settings when the plugin is deactivated.the rest of the page is blank. Assuming that I had an installation problem, I went to the Support and found: How to change settings for decent comments plugin. and There’s nothing on the Settings page?? What am I missing? Both from more than 7 months ago and neither answered by the plugin author, but closed as resolved. Fortunately one of the posts explained what to do: You drag the Decent Comments Widget on the Widget page. Had there not been a note about several options and the distraction of the empty Options page, the solution would have been found without resorting to the Support page. In compensation the plugin does what it is supposed to do and does it well. Clarify the options issue and provide information about what to do after the initial set-up and I’ll give it 5 stars.
سبتمبر 17, 2016
I’ve modified it so it can appear like a FaceBook newsfeed with comment in blog page (with posts exerpts) It was very useful to me 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Decent Comments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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For the full changelog see changelog.txt.