increase number of recent comments shown?

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  • #20206

    drmike
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    I would send in feedback…

    #20207

    vivianpaige
    Member

    The work around won’t work for me as I have increased my comments feed to a 50 (needed for an aggregator). So, I’m still waiting on the Recent Comments widget to be updated.

    electicgeek – I used some info from your text widgets to make my site look a little better (the li for the top posts). Love that others know HTML – I can learn from it :)

    #20208

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    drmike: Feedback sent. Thanks for the nudge.

    vivianpaige: Surprised you actually made your way through that wilderness I call a sidebar. ;-) Glad I could help.

    #20209

    vivianpaige
    Member

    actually, I grabbed the subscriptions, too, but when I put them it, it forced my last text widget to the top underneath another one. So I took it out. I guess Regulus sidebar area must be fixed length.

    #20210

    britgirl
    Member

    @electicgeek – I really love how you do your top 30 posts. How did you do that? Looks like you used a text widget? Was just thinking yesterday that I’d love to do that.

    #20211

    vivianpaige
    Member
    #20212

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    vivianpaige – You beat me to it. Just found that thread. Don’t know what to tell you about the text widget problem. If Regulus is fixed length, I’ll be limited very soon.

    britgirl – Thank sulz for the great idea. I just added bullets.

    #20213

    britgirl
    Member

    Vivian – thanks a bunch – I will.

    #20214

    timethief
    Member

    @eclecticgeek
    The length of your front page is dictated by the number of posts that you specify to be displayed on your front page -> dashboard -> options -> reading – > reading options -> blog pages – > show at most [ ] posts.

    Somewhere in the forum search box you’ll find a thread that indicates a lower number of posts is preferred by readers. Keep the length of time to load the page on dial-up service in mind. Also note that most folks don’t want to scroll down for more than a few articles.

    #20215

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    Hi timethief. I was concerned because if vivianpaige can’t get a widget on her page from a fixed length problem, I won’t be too far behind.

    Yep. Thought about the number of posts displayed. Figured people looking for medical information would want as much as possible. I have a dial-up connection (Gasp! I know, I know). Not very many images so the site loads OK. Guess I’m my own guinea pig in that respect.

    I’ll check out the thread you suggested and give it some more thought. Anything that makes my visitors more comfortable is fine by me. Thanks for the tip.

    #20216

    britgirl
    Member

    @ECG,@VP @drmike @sulz – thanks very much! I did it. Very simple using drmike’s route to the dashboard link Decided to do 6, but now I know how to amend the code I can always increase/decrease them. I also decided to omit the number of views. Thanks again all.

    #20217

    timethief
    Member
    #20218

    vivianpaige
    Member

    TT – I wasn’t talking about the page itself, I was talking about the sidebar. It seems that there is something in the length of the sidebar that is limited. I put another text widget into my sidebar (one containing subscriptions) and it forced the last one up to the top underneath my About text box.

    #20219

    timethief
    Member

    Hhmmm thanks for letting me know about this Viv I had yet to run into it yet. :)

    #20220

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    timethief: Much thanks for finding those threads for me. Before I saw them, I was thinking perhaps the 10 posts I display on my front page was a little high. Didn’t realize that some bloggers will have a month’s worth displayed. I’ll stick with my 10. ;-)

    Still don’t know what to say about the widget issue that vivianpaige is seeing. I have other things I want to stick in the sidebar. This could be a problem.

    #20221

    vivianpaige
    Member

    So y’all can see what I’m talking about, I just put back in the subscriptions text widget. This time, I dropped it at the bottom of the list. Note that the Feed thingee is now at the bottom of the page.

    When I dropped it in before that last text box, it caused the last text box to go up to the top of the sidebar and show up underneath my About box.

    #20222

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    Glad you got the subscriptions up even if under strange circumstances. Your footer is also acting weird (at least for me). I see it spread across the full length of the bottom of my screen. Does anyone else see this?

    #20223

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I’m not seeing the footer spread out like you said. I checked in Mozilla and IE. What browser are you using?

    #20224

    eclecticgeek
    Member

    I use Mozilla Firefox (1.5.0.6). OK, now I feel crazy. ;)

    #20225

    vivianpaige
    Member

    No – not crazy. Firefox is different from Mozilla and may display differently.

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