Jun 17, 2012

Blog Tips: Activating Blogger Threaded Comments


My typical posts consist of glitter or sugar, but today I thought I would do a post about blog tips! This might not be new to some of you, but if you are like me you'll be really excited to find this fix! If you weren't already aware Blogger hasn't always had the threaded comment replies, which was quite annoying. But, the people spoke and Blogger listened! You now have the option of threaded comments where there is a reply button for each comment left on your posts. For most of us who use Blogger built templates, the threaded comment replies will be automatically activated. If you do not see the comment reply button (which was my case), here is a check list to get them up and running:

First, check to make sure your comment form is set as embed - Go to Settings > Comments > Comment Form Placement > Select "Embedded below post". Make sure to scroll to the foot of the page and save.

The next step is to set your site feed to full - Got to Settings > Site feed > Allow Blog Feeds > From the drop down menu choose "Full". Scroll to the foot of the page and save.



When you have completed these steps, save and refresh your blog and you should be good to go! If you still don't see the comment reply button, try clearing your browser's cache. Now if ALL of that fails you may not be using a Blogger template or there may be some coding in your current template preventing the threaded comment form.

I hope this has helped improve your blog, I know I was really excited when I figured it out! Happy commenting!



9 comments :

  1. Great tip! I was wondering for a long time how to get this feature. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! I too wondered for a long time and finally sat down and really tried to figure it out, so glad I did!

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  2. Awesome post! One question...I have been wondering if the reply actually goes back to them? I know it would be there if they were to visit the post again, but do they get a message saying a reply was made?? (for example, will Mami Made It know that you replied to her?) Probably a silly question, but I'm still learning!

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    1. Well, lets test this! Did you get an email when I posted this?

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  3. I am so going to try this 1st thing tomorrow! I hope it works with my new blog...we shall see :)

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  4. Nope! I didn't get an email. Maybe MY settings are preventing the reply notice. I've replied to people on my blog and never heard back from them so I was wondering. That's strange!

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  5. Hey Audra! I'm a new follower of your blog; I found your site on imatexasblogger.blogspot.com! I appreciate this post, because I"m always trying to learn more in order to make my blog better :-) Thank you so much! I hope it's not too much to ask for a follow back! I'm a new blogger, but I'm trying to gain interest and following to make my blog a better community! Have a great week :-)

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  6. Thanks for this tip. I just implemented it on my blog. Learning something new (or a lot of new) things every day!

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