Comments Hack for Blogger Users
This post is for Blogger users who are unsatisfied with the way their comments work. Believe me when I say one of the biggest complaints that I have with Blogger is its commenting feature.
Have you ever noticed the default for Blogger templates makes the comment link on the main page open Blogger’s comment window instead of taking your readers to the comments section on your post page like Wordpress does?
Have you ever wanted to make your comments work more like Wordpress comments do? Then this hack is for you.
To see how it works click on the comments link above and you will see that it automagically takes you to the comments section on the post page. Cool.
So why would you want your comments to act this way? Because often viewers just want to read the comments and not necessarily add one. Yes, I know that you can still read viewers comments on Blogger’s pop-up window but it is ugly and cannot be formatted to look like it’s integrated into your blog.
Note: Before we continue any further I should mention this hack is for New Blogger users only. As I recall classic Blogger templates already do it right out of the box and there should be no need for this hack.
So if you want your comments to work like mine this is what you do. It’s so easy you will kick yourself for not doing this sooner.
Go into your template (’edit HTML’) section and look for this code (remember to save your template before making any changes and click on the ‘Expand Widget Templates’ box):
a expr:href=’data:post.addCommentUrl’ expr:onclick=’data:post.addCommentOnclick’
Now change it to the following. You can cut and paste if you like but just be certain that you put the code within brackets or it won’t work:
a expr:href=’data:post.url + “#comments”‘
And that’s it! Easy peasy.