How to Display Recent Comments in the WordPress Sidebar

WordPress comes with a widget that allows you to display recent comments from users in the sidebar. This option is very flexible since it doesn’t require you to install any external plugin.

How to Add the Recent Comments Widget

In order to add the recent comments widget go to Appearance->Widgets.

screenshot showing the widgets menu in wordpress

Now drag and drop the Recent Comments widget into the sidebar area.

screenshot of recent comments widget in the sidebar

Five comments are displayed by default but you can choose to customize it.

Click the Save button when you are done. Recently posted comments should now appear in your sidebar.

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