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Top Commentators Widget – WordPress 2.5 fix

2 Apr 2008 | Wordpress |  21 comments

If you are a WordPress Blogger who just updated to WordPress 2.5 and happens to use the “Top Commentators Widget” WordPress plugin, you might be interested in checking this post out as this WordPress plugin has a little issue with the WordPress 2.5 which prevents you from editing your Widgets.

Where to get this WordPress plugin?
It is available for download at the official WordPress plugin site.

So what is the problem?
If you try to access your WordPress 2.5 Widgets control panel, you might see the following:
Problem with Top commentators Widget
Want to edit your widgets, but where is the “Save Changes” button?

How to fix this problem?
Deimos has totally no idea how to fix this problem, but the following steps allowed him to edit his widgets. Just deactivate the plugin, edit widgets, save, activate plugin.

1. Deactivate Top Commentators Widget
2. Access Widgets control panel, make necessary amendments, save changes
3. Activate Top Commentators Widget

Until there is a newer version of this WordPress plugin which address this issue, this would have to do for now. Quite a hassle, luckily Deimos does not modify his widgets that often.

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Deimos’s Thoughts
Deimos did not see this issue being mentioned (maybe Deimos did not search hard enough) and wonders if he is the only one with this problem. Maybe there is something wrong with Deimos’s WordPress …

Deimos Asks
Do you happen to use this Top Commentators Widget? Did you run into this problem?


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  1. 2nd April 2008 
    6:18 pm         

    said the following:

    My blog’s plugin though is different than the one you are using, and it didn’t break after I install 2.5. 😉

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  3. 2nd April 2008 
    6:37 pm         

    Michael Aulia
    said the following:

    It’s fine on my end, because I’m not using a Widget 😀 (insert code snippet on the theme files)

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  5. 2nd April 2008 
    8:12 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    What is the name of that WordPress plugin that you are using? ğŸ˜Ž


    @Michael Aulia:
    Same plugin? Oh, what code you plastered onto your theme? Tell! Tell! 😀


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  7. 2nd April 2008 
    10:38 pm         

    said the following:

    It’s call Show Top Commentators plugin.


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  9. 3rd April 2008 
    3:58 am         

    said the following:

    I had the same problem. I was testing it on my ‘localhost’ as I am planning to use it on my new design to be implemented soon. I thought the problem was because I was not on the Net proper, seems as if there is a problem somewhere with the plugin.

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  11. 3rd April 2008 
    4:33 am         

    Hugo Santos
    said the following:

    i have no problem with the plugin… but i guess im not using the same plugin as you. im using:

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  13. 3rd April 2008 
    8:04 am         

    said the following:

    No problems here either but sometimes WP 2.5 will lock up the database and fail my server…ugh! 💡

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  15. 3rd April 2008 
    9:36 am         

    said the following:

    Deimos : The plugin is call Show Top Commentators

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  17. 3rd April 2008 
    10:12 am         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    Thanks! How come it is not in the official WordPress plugin database? 😐


    Thank goodness I am not alone in this! 😛
    Stupid plugin! You are in Africa but it thinks you are in Malaysia. 😕


    @Hugo Santos:
    Another top commentators plugin! So many of them out there! 😯


    Lock up database? Fail server? You are joking, right? 😮


    Thanks again! Seems like Akismet ate your earlier comment. 😐


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  19. 3rd April 2008 
    4:29 pm         

    Franca Richard
    said the following:

    I have removed the plugin to make the loading time shorter, 😈 How do you think of my new theme? Work on css and html for a whole afternoon, gosh, nearly finished but still testing, 😕

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  21. 3rd April 2008 
    5:48 pm         

    Deimos Tel`Arin
    said the following:

    @Franca Richard:
    Your new theme looks good to me – clean, fast loading. 🙂
    Perhaps a bit too many Ad Boxes on the right side? 😯
    By the way, Akismet ate your comment, might want to check it out? 😐

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  23. 3rd April 2008 
    6:44 pm         

    Shanker Bakshi
    said the following:

    Top Commentator widget is a must i guess, by this way you can regard your site visitor and commentators and incourage them to set thier opion.

    good to see you were able to fix your widget probs.

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  25. 3rd April 2008 
    7:01 pm         

    said the following:

    It should be in there…. because I found it at wordpress.org…

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  27. 3rd April 2008 
    9:23 pm         

    Franca Richard
    said the following:

    Thanks for ya reply, I will consider decreasing ad number as well as put on top commentators plugin again, 🙂

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  29. 4th April 2008 
    6:56 am         

    mike huang
    said the following:

    Ahhh, thanks for this post Deimos. I needed a new plugin to fix the problem 🙂


    p.s. I left you a msg on Entreforums 🙂 I was wondering if you live in Hong Kong.

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  31. 27th January 2009 
    5:43 pm         

    said the following:

    So which Top Commentators list widget are you currently using?

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  33. 27th January 2009 
    10:29 pm         

    Busby Test Freak
    said the following:

    what number of comments can be showed?
    maybe i need it for my blog.

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  35. 14th July 2009 
    2:25 pm         

    said the following:

    this is a nice post with have a good article.

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  39. 4th August 2010 
    6:33 pm         

    said the following:

    I think, many bloggers will find this article as a useful one. Graet job done. 3 cheers

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