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Do we have anything similar to CommentLuv?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:44 pm
by Michele2
I've been noticing on more and more WP blogs that they have this feature. When someone posts a comment, it adds an extra link to their latest blog entry.

Has anyone here already done something similar or is anyone working on it?

Re: Do we have anything similar to CommentLuv?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:47 pm
by garvinhicking

Please provide Details. I have never heard of CommentLuv.


Re: Do we have anything similar to CommentLuv?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:51 pm
by garvinhicking

Okay, I googled for it myself. CommentLuv is something that simply displays the most recent post on the blog of a commenting person within that person's comment. According to that plugins it "is a nice way to reward commenters".

Personally I don't find so much use in it. Performance-wise it's a killer because recent postings have to be fetched over and over again, adding a lot of traffic to both your site and the commenting person's page.

It can definitely be done, and I'd of course appreciate if someone wants to approach it. But there's definitely heavy caching involved which should not be dealt with carelessly. I myself don't see that much use in it, so I can't offer you to code that for free. :)

Best regards,

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:01 pm
by Michele2
I hadn't realized that is was going to update the link each time the page is loaded. That would put a strain on things.

Oh, well. I still like the idea but I do see your point about page load times.

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:07 am
by scottblitz
I don't believe that it actually retrieve the latest post every time the page loads. It isn't always current, it's just what was latest when the comment was made. I imagine it polls when the comment is made and just stores that along with the comment somehow.


Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:10 pm
by judebert
That seems a lot more reasonable. Couldn't we just store it in the comment body?

Of course, formatting would be a problem; either we have to directly specify the Luv's style, or we have to modify all templates to support it...

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:39 pm
by Michele2
I didn't realize that this conversation had gone any further. Taking a snapshot in many ways seems better anyway. How many great blog posts are simply buried and gain no backlinks or traffic with time?

Would it work as a plugin where once installed it explains which files need to be updated to make the information display? Some of the other templates already say to make changes edit xxx.tpl. Why couldn't that be expanded to add this code to this template sort of thing?