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Numbered Comments

Many blogs these days do contests & giveaways and it can be very handy to have numbered comments to keep track of the number entries and select a winner. I have found a a very simple way to number your comments- here’s how you do it:

Go to Layout>Edit HTML in your dashboard. Check the “Expand widget templates” box. Now hit ctrl+F this will bring up a search bar.

Now put this line of code in the search bar:

and add this code just BEFORE the line above

Now search for this line:

Add this code just BEFORE the line above

Click on Preview. If your blog runs without any errors then, your are done. Save the template.

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How Do I Number Comments on My Blog? — Momcomm

Thursday 28th of April 2011

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Thursday 21st of April 2011

Sorry, it's not working for me. I could follow the steps easily enough. To test, I added a couple of comments to today's post. Then I came out, shut down, and came back in. The two comments were there...but were not numbered. I repeated the steps going back in the the html code and making sure every single character matched your written code lines. They do.

Does it take a while before it "takes" or something? Any ideas?


Monday 11th of April 2011

For some reason when I click Expand Widget Templates it just doesn't work! Do you have any idea what the problem is? I'm using a vector template of yours Lena. I really want to do a giveaway on my blog and would like the numbered comments.

Thanks! :)



Monday 11th of April 2011

I have no idea, it sounds like a blogger issue. Does it allow you to check it- and then it stays checked?

Number Crunching Momma

Sunday 13th of March 2011

Wow that was so easy. Thanks for the great instructions.