Thursday, March 29, 2012

Threaded comments (aka Welcome to this century, Blogger!)

You know I don't normally post boring techie stuff here, but I happen to know tons of you use Blogger/blogspot, and tons of you don't have threaded comments yet.

YES. Blogger has threaded comments now!! 

Threaded comments = when you can reply individually to each comment. We've all tried the majorly flawed outside commenting systems, which just jacked our blogs up big time, and then we had to delete them, and for some of us that meant losing years worth of comments, but who's bitter? Not me.

*fist shake at the sky*

I am about as dumb as they come when it comes to HTML, so if I can do this, so can you. Just do the following:

Make sure you're using the Embedded comment form, rather than a pop-up window or whatever else you might have going on. (Settings > Posts & Comments > Comment Location > Embedded)

This may not work for you. It didn't work for me. What did work was the following:

Resetting the Widget Templates. First, back up your template in case something goes majorly wrong (nothing went wrong on mine). Then go to Template > Edit HTML > (acknowledge the warning and click "Proceed") then click "Revert Widget Templates to Default, and Save the template. And back up your template first, please! Just copy and paste the whole thing into a word doc or whatever.

That did the trick for me. If it doesn't for you, you probably have a fancier, more customized blog than I do, and you need to consult Dr. Google.

So far, I am majorly happy. No hiccups. Just the joyous ability to respond to each commenter individually. I don't think it notifies the commenters when you respond to them, but nothing's perfect ...



  1. im too lazy right now, but i need to try this this weekend

  2. Guess you should have been in tech pubs!

  3. One of the main reasons that I left Blogger other than the crashing part. I am so happy that everyone can do this now.

  4. You are the best. I found your wonderful site while searching how to turn on the individual reply to comments on blogger. You are a God Send. Another site was getting into all the html code...Yikes. Thanks again!

  5. Thank you so much! :) I have been researching this very topic this morning and getting quite confused by all the HTML editing and complicated instructions (I am so not a techie person). And then I happened upon your post from only yesterday. I followed your instructions and it worked! Yahoo!
    Thanks again,