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Comment System overhaul from Blogger!

12 Feb

Blogger has just overhauled its comment system. And an overhaul it certainly is. The work done by the team is simply fantastic. This new system now comes with:

– option to show or hide the original blog post that the comments relate to.
– display of any comments that have already been made.
– and the profile photos of the comment authors too (setting based.)
– comments in pop-up window (setting based again.)

And the biggest plus- the identity options! Post as a blogger user, anonymous or any ‘other’ user.

Blogger Comment System Snapshot in new window mode
The new Blogger comment system enables commenting in a new window.
Blogger Comment System Snapshot
All previous comments along with the Blogger Profile picture are displayed neatly to the left.


Current Blogger templates on your blogs will, however, behave slightly differently. The comments link which is below every post, like

takes you first to the individual post’s archived page and from there you click on Post a comment to go the newly designed Comment posting page.

Now, if you wish to override the post-page and jump directly to the comment-posting page without reselecting a template (and thereby losing all the tweaks you made to it) , then you’ll need to make a minor change in your existing template as shown below:
<a class=”comment-link” href=”<$BlogItemPermaLinkURL$>#comments”>
<$BlogItemCommentCount$>comments </a>

<a class=”comment-link” href=”<$BlogItemCommentCreate$>”
<$BlogItemCommentFormOnClick$>><$BlogItemCommentCount$>comments </a>

The replacement of text in red with the one in grey will simply update your template and so, when one clicks on the comments link, he’ll be directed straight to the comment posting page without having to go the archived post page.