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Retiring my Simple Reverse Comments Plugin

I have decided to retire my Simple Reverse Comments Plugin. It is no longer needed on WordPress version greater than 2.7

In earlier versions of WordPress, the ability to reverse the comment order was not available and therefore I created this Plugin, but now the ability to reverse comments has been integrated into WordPress core (version 2.7 and up) itself and therefore removing the need for this Plugin.

In WordPress 2.7 and above, you can reverse the order of comments by enabling it in the discussions tab under settings menu.


Like my No Happy Browse Plugin, this Plugin will also reside in my Plugin’s section and also in the official WordPress Plugin repository and will be available for users who are still struck with earlier version of WordPress.

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Reverse the order of comments without editing theme

I was looking for a way to reverse the order in which comments are displayed in a WordPress blog for one of my projects. After a bit of Googling I found a Plugin called Reverse Order Comments. A quick look into the source code revealed that it was rewriting the comment template and you need to edit the theme to make it work. My instinct told me that it would be easy to accomplish it using the array_reverse comment in PHP.

I followed my instinct and tried to see whether it is possible to do it in a simple way. In the end I accomplished it with less than 10 lines of code and more importantly without the need to edit the theme files. Another instance of the KISS principle in action 😉

I packed it as a Plugin so that you can just drop it into your plugins directory, activate it and then forget about it. It is called Simple Reverse Comments and you can download it from my Plugins page.

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