Decent Comments FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

19 Responses to Decent Comments FAQ

  1. Peter September 25, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

    I cannot find the documentation page. Your link ( does not work.

  2. Sebahattin Demir December 28, 2017 at 9:15 am #


    I’m using Decent Comments plugin for my site.
    Great plugin, congratulations.

    I have two questions:
    1. Can I descrease font size for comments in your plugin without any codes?
    2. How can I change font and background colors?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    • antonio December 29, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      You can use css for customize the appearance, by example:
      .widget_decent_comments_widget {
      font-size: 110%;

      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

      • Sebahattin Demir January 5, 2018 at 5:55 am #


        Thank you for your help, my problem is resolved.
        I have one more question;
        I use the “Decent comments” plugin in the section starting with “Last comments” at the bottom right of my blog (
        As you can see, there is a lot of space between the lines. I want to narrow the lines.
        Do you have any help with how I can do this?

        The code I use in the style.css file is as follows;

        .widget_decent_comments_widget {
        font-size: 85%;
        color: #777;
        font-family: ‘Open Sans’, arial, sans-serif;
        margin-top: 0px;
        line-height: 0;


        • antonio January 8, 2018 at 8:27 am #

          The line-height of your theme widget is greater than in the rest of the body.
          Maybe this code can help you:
          .widget li .comment {
          line-height: 24px;

          Kind Regards,
          Antonio B.

          • Sebahattin Demir January 9, 2018 at 6:25 am #


            Thank you for your help, problem is resolved.
            Kind regards.


            • antonio January 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

              Perfect !!

  3. Branislav March 23, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    I found solution to my problem. I realised I actually didn’t need the plugin for what I wanted to achieve in the category page, so I used get_comments instead.

    Thanks for your plugin anyway, I ended up using the widget which is awesome 🙂

  4. Branislav March 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Sorry, I obviously don’t know how to embed pastebin. Here is the link:

    • antonio March 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

      maybe this code can help you:

      echo Decent_Comments_Renderer::get_comments( $options = array(
      'post_id' => get_the_ID(),
      'number' => '2',
      'show_avatar' => 'false',
      ) );


      • Branislav March 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

        Thanks, that’s it!
        Such a simple solution 🙂

  5. Branislav March 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Hi, here is the code:


  6. Branislav March 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I’m trying to use your plugin in a category loop. I want to display the latest 3 comments on the category page, under each post title. I managed to display the comments, but I don’t know how to display matching comments. I get the same globally latest 3 comments under each post title in the category page.
    Is this possible?


    • kento March 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi, can you provide the code you’re using please (pastebin)?

  7. Dmitry May 24, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    I’m using your plugin, it works nice, but with one bug. If someone writes a comment with expanded latin letters like à, ø, ï and the like, this letters turn to �. And I can’t manage to fix this bug, I think it has something to do with encoding, but it’s utf-8 everywhere, so I really don’t know where’s the problem.

    • kento May 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      Sounds like an issue with the charset used in the DB. What charset is configured in wp-config.php (DB_CHARSET)?

  8. luckyno13 March 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    hello i just installed the plugin but when i go to options nothing is there!! just says delete options when deactivated and has save button and nothing else! please help!

    • kento March 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

      That’s ok, there are no more options in that area. What you are looking for is the widget options I assume. Place a Decent Comments widget in a sidebar under Appearance > Widgets and you will see options there. Also take a look at the documentation.

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