How to Add Top Commenters Widget with Avatars on Blogger

Commenters are those who comments on a blog post or topics, while commentators are those who comment on events and match. So do not be confused.

You should know that commenters are the fundamental part of any blog and are still the ones that gave life to a blog, opening thread or articles and replying to discussions. This of course, gives the post more activity.

It is very important to know those who comment on your blog in order to give a reward or know probably know how to tackle his or her questions or comments. So, today, I will present you with the blogger code to display a list of best commenters of your blog with their avatar.

The gadget is made of JavaScript and will look something cool like this below:

Cool right? Is time to add it up to your blogger blog without much hassle.

  • Log in to your blogger dashboard.
  • Navigate to “Layouts” and click on “ADD A GADGET” link.
  • Select the “HTML/JAVASCRIPT” among the options and copy/paste this code below in to the empty box provided.

<style type=”text/css”>
.top-commentators {
margin: 3px 0;
border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;
}
.avatar-top-commentators {
vertical-align:middle;
border-radius: 30px;
}
.top-commentators .commenter-link-name {
padding-left:0;
}
</style>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
var maxTopCommenters = 8; 
var minComments = 1;
var numDays = 0;
var excludeMe = true;
var excludeUsers = [“Anonymous”, “someotherusertoexclude“];
var maxUserNameLength = 42;
//
var txtTopLine = ‘<b>[#].</b> [image] [user] ([count])’;
var txtNoTopCommenters = ‘No top commentators at this time.’;
var txtAnonymous = ”;
//
var sizeAvatar = 33;
var cropAvatar = true;
//
var urlNoAvatar = “http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pWdg8wLsedo/UmVWQxLdwrI/AAAAAAAAEVk/-z7YgKykkuU/s1600/avatar_blue_m_96.png” + sizeAvatar;
var urlAnoAvatar = ‘http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6B6DXCp8dek/UmVPm7D2mOI/AAAAAAAAEVU/Xz-3z2nRpUk/s1600/avatar1.png’ + sizeAvatar;
var urlMyProfile = ”;
var urlMyAvatar = ”;
if(!Array.indexOf) {
Array.prototype.indexOf=function(obj) {
for(var i=0;i<this.length;i++) if(this[i]==obj) return i;
return -1;
}}
function replaceTopCmtVars(text, item, position)
{
if(!item || !item.author) return text;
var author = item.author;
var authorUri = “”;
if(author.uri && author.uri.$t != “”)
authorUri = author.uri.$t;
var avaimg = urlAnoAvatar;
var bloggerprofile = “http://www.blogger.com/profile/”;
if(author.gd$image && author.gd$image.src && authorUri.substr(0,bloggerprofile.length) == bloggerprofile)
avaimg = author.gd$image.src;
else {
var parseurl = document.createElement(‘a’);
if(authorUri != “”) {
parseurl.href = authorUri;
avaimg = ‘http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=’ + parseurl.hostname;
}
}
if(urlMyProfile != “” && authorUri == urlMyProfile && urlMyAvatar != “”)
avaimg = urlMyAvatar;
if(avaimg == “http://img2.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif” && urlNoAvatar != “”)
avaimg = urlNoAvatar;
var newsize=”s”+sizeAvatar;
avaimg = avaimg.replace(/\/s\d\d+-c\//, “/”+newsize+”-c/”);
if(cropAvatar) newsize+=”-c”;
avaimg = avaimg.replace(/\/s\d\d+(-c){0,1}\//, “/”+newsize+”/”);
var authorName = author.name.$t;
if(authorName == ‘Anonymous’ && txtAnonymous != ” && avaimg == urlAnoAvatar)
authorName = txtAnonymous;
var imgcode = ‘<img class=”avatar-top-commentators” height=”‘+sizeAvatar+'” width=”‘+sizeAvatar+'” title=”‘+authorName+'” src=”‘+avaimg+'” />’;
if(authorUri!=””) imgcode = ‘<a href=”‘+authorUri+'”>’+imgcode+'</a>’;
if(maxUserNameLength > 3 && authorName.length > maxUserNameLength)
authorName = authorName.substr(0, maxUserNameLength-3) + “…”;
var authorcode = authorName;
if(authorUri!=””) authorcode = ‘<a class=”commenter-link-name” href=”‘+authorUri+'”>’+authorcode+'</a>’;
text = text.replace(‘[user]’, authorcode);
text = text.replace(‘[image]’, imgcode);
text = text.replace(‘[#]’, position);
text = text.replace(‘[count]’, item.count);
return text;
}
var topcommenters = {};
var ndxbase = 1;
function showTopCommenters(json) {
var one_day=1000*60*60*24;
var today = new Date();
if(urlMyProfile == “”) {
var elements = document.getElementsByTagName(“*”);
var expr = /(^| )profile-link( |$)/;
for(var i=0 ; i<elements.length ; i++)
if(expr.test(elements[i].className)) {
urlMyProfile = elements[i].href;
break;
}
}
if(json && json.feed && json.feed.entry && json.feed.entry.length) for(var i = 0 ; i < json.feed.entry.length ; i++ ) {
var entry = json.feed.entry[i];
if(numDays > 0) {
var datePart = entry.published.$t.match(/\d+/g);
var cmtDate = new Date(datePart[0],datePart[1]-1,datePart[2],datePart[3],datePart[4],datePart[5]);

var days = Math.ceil((today.getTime()-cmtDate.getTime())/(one_day));
if(days > numDays) break;
}
var authorUri = “”;
if(entry.author[0].uri && entry.author[0].uri.$t != “”)
authorUri = entry.author[0].uri.$t;
if(excludeMe && authorUri != “” && authorUri == urlMyProfile)
continue;
var authorName = entry.author[0].name.$t;
if(excludeUsers.indexOf(authorName) != -1)
continue;
var hash=entry.author[0].name.$t + “-” + authorUri;
if(topcommenters[hash])
topcommenters[hash].count++;
else {
var commenter = new Object();
commenter.author = entry.author[0];
commenter.count = 1;
topcommenters[hash] = commenter;
}
}
if(json && json.feed && json.feed.entry && json.feed.entry.length && json.feed.entry.length == 200) {
ndxbase += 200;
document.write(‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://’+window.location.hostname+’/feeds/comments/default?redirect=false&max-results=200&start-index=’+ndxbase+’&alt=json-in-script&callback=showTopCommenters”></’+’script>’);
return;
}
// convert object to array of tuples
var tuplear = [];
for(var key in topcommenters) tuplear.push([key, topcommenters[key]]);
tuplear.sort(function(a, b) {
if(b[1].count-a[1].count)
return b[1].count-a[1].count;
return (a[1].author.name.$t.toLowerCase() < b[1].author.name.$t.toLowerCase()) ? -1 : 1;
});
var realcount = 0;
for(var i = 0; i < maxTopCommenters && i < tuplear.length ; i++) {
var item = tuplear[i][1];
if(item.count < minComments)
break;
document.write(‘<di’+’v class=”top-commentators”>’);
document.write(replaceTopCmtVars(txtTopLine, item, realcount+1));
document.write(‘</d’+’iv>’);
realcount++;
}
if(!realcount)
document.write(txtNoTopCommenters);
}
document.write(‘<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://’+window.location.hostname+’/feeds/comments/default?redirect=false&max-results=200&alt=json-in-script&callback=showTopCommenters”></’+’script>’);
</script>

  • Now, save and that’s all. You are completely done.
Settings
  • To change the number of users displayed in the code, look for var maxTopCommenters = 8; and change that 8 to your desired number.
  • You can also change avatar size of the commenters by changing the 33 in var sizeAvatar = 33; and that’s all.
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