10 Super Recent Comments Widgets for WordPress

Comments have a bad wrap, however, and many believe that it’s directly attributed to the poor experience associated with not just leaving comments but managing them too – it’s time to change that. This widgets will add a list of the most recent comments posted to your blog. They are gathered in descending order (newest at the top), but then grouped by post title, so that comments from the same post are listed together.

You are most welcome to suggest any additions to this list. You can use the comments box below to make any suggestions. If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on: Premium Charity WordPress Themes, Event Management WordPress Plugins, Free Blog Themes for WordPress 2014 and Free Featured Image WordPress Widgets.

1. Recent Comments Widget For Disqus

Add Disqus recent comments widget to your WordPress with our user-friendly plugin. Just install the plugin to your WordPress and visit Widget settings in Appearance menu to add our widget to your blog.

Recent Comments Widget For Disqus
Recent Comments Widget For Disqus

2. Popular Widget

Display the most commented or most viewed posts in a tabbed widget, filter the post by date range or by category. It also includes a tags tab.

Popular Widget
Popular Widget

3. Featured Comments

This plugin makes use of the meta_query option added in WordPress 3.5 to the WP_Comment_Query class, so it is no longer compatible with earlier versions of WordPress.

Featured Comments
Featured Comments

4. Disqus Recent Comments Widget Advanced

This plugin will add a recent comments widget for Disqus, to your WordPress site. The widget will not impact your site loading time, as all the queries made to the Disqus Servers.

Disqus Recent Comments Widget Advanced
Disqus Recent Comments Widget Advanced

5. Simple Blog Stats

Simple Blog Stats provides a wealth of shortcodes and tags to display a variety of statistics about your site. Configure text/markup to appear before and/or after each shortcode. Provides shortcodes to display stats in posts and pages.

Simple Blog Stats
Simple Blog Stats

6. Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments

This plugin adds a link at the end of the comment actions row (the links for the comment that become visible under the comment when you hover over the comment). The “Show more” link, when clicked, will replace the excerpt with the full comment.

Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments
Expandable Dashboard Recent Comments

7. Decent Comments

Decent Comments shows what people say. Provides widgets, shortcodes and API to display comments including author avatars, links, comment excerpts.

Decent Comments
Decent Comments

8. Better WordPress Recent Comments

This plugin displays recent comment lists at assigned locations. It does not add any significant load to your website. The comment list is updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. No additional queries are needed for end-users.

Better WordPress Recent Comments
Better WordPress Recent Comments

9. Combination Widget For Disqus

Add Disqus combination widget to your WordPress with our user-friendly plugin. Just install the plugin to your WordPress and visit Widget settings in Appearance menu to add our widget to your blog.

Combination Widget For Disqus
Combination Widget For Disqus

10. Recent Comments Widget with Comment Excerpts

This plugin replaces the default recent comments widget so it behaves differently. Instead of the format “username on post title,” the widget will display “username said comment excerpt.”

Recent Comments Widget with Comment Excerpts
Recent Comments Widget with Comment Excerpts