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Comments

A container tag which iterates over a list of comments on an entry or for a blog. By default, all comments in context (meaning all the comments for that particular entry or in a blog) are returned. If you use it in a blog context, only comments on published entries are returned.

You can view a list of all comment-related template tags for an idea of the flexibility available in publishing comments. And the following attributes will let you custom-tailor the mt:Comments tag to show exactly the the comments you are selecting.

Attributes

  • lastn: Display the last N comments in context where N is a positive integer. NOTE: lastn is required in a blog context.
  • offset (optional; default “0”): Specifies a number of comments to skip.
  • sort_by (optional): Specifies a sort column.
  • sort_order (optional): Specifies the sort order and overrides the General Settings. Recognized values are “ascend” and “descend.”
  • namespace: Used in conjunction with the “min” and “max” attributes to select comments based on a particular scoring mechanism.
  • min_score: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the score within that namespace. This specifies the minimum score to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • max_score: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the score within that namespace. This specifies the maximum score to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • min_rank: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the rank within that namespace. This specifies the minimum rank to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • max_rate: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the rank within that namespace. This specifies the maximum rank to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • min_count: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the count within that namespace. This specifies the minimum count to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • max_count: If namespace is also specified, filters the comments based on the count within that namespace. This specifies the maximum count to consider the comment for inclusion.
  • top: If specified, gets a list of comments that do not contain a reply.
  • include_blogs
  • exclude_blogs
  • include_websites
  • exclude_websites

Example

In an entry context, display a simple list of comments. (Note that this is a simple example: a more capable comment display is much longer; refer to the theme templates supplied with Movable Type for longer examples with complete HTML.)

<mt:Comments>
<div>
    <p>A comment left by <mt:CommenterName></p>
    <mt:CommentBody format="markdown">
</div>
</mt:Comments>
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