As you can see, I’ve added a “recent comments” section to my blog sidebar. I can’t take credit for figuring it out on my own, however. Back at the beginning of April, Liz generously posted some of her template files, and I’ve just used the relevant portions from her pages in my pages.
Here’s how you do it, provided you’re using Movable Type for your blog.
On your “Main Index” template, insert the following code in your sidebar where you want your recent comments to be displayed. Change the value for the lastn attribute of the MTComments tag to indicate how many comments you want displayed.
< $MTCommentAuthor$> on
Then in the template for your “Individual Entry Archive,” change the relevant section of code so that it looks like this: