Friday, January 27, 2006

How to Change Your Comment Link Wording

  • Copy your entire template and paste it into your text editor (Notepad, Word, etc.).

  • Save a copy of the unaltered template (in case you make a mistake).
  • Search for the string:

    <$BlogItemCommentCount$> comments

  • Replace the word comments with whatever phrase you like.
  • Don’t remove the space in front of the word comments.

Example from my template:

<$BlogItemCommentCount$> eyes poked out by lemurs

  • Copy the altered template back into Blogger.

  • Save and republish your blog.


Blogger Jabafatboy said...

Sure , Post it now !! where were you 2 months ago when I spent 2 days trying ta figure that one out .

:) :) :) :)

January 27, 2006 11:04 PM  
Blogger Captain Typho said...

I was on vacation in the Caribbean at that time. ;)

January 27, 2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger Revan said...

Thanks! This really helps!

January 28, 2006 1:07 AM  
Blogger Wedge Antillies said...

I bought a how-to manual on HTML. It certainly helped, and I do refer to it now and then. It helped that I was already fluent in other programming languages. But I am still learning the ins-and-outs of the template.

Thanks, Captain.

January 28, 2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Captain Typho said...

If you guys have any other blog formatting questions let me know and I'll put up other how-to posts.

January 28, 2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

thnak you, I've been looking through the help and keep getting worried that i'll jack up my site.

BYW, when will we get the next installment of your story line. :)

January 28, 2006 5:18 PM  
Blogger Captain Typho said...

I really need to wrap that storyline up in my blog. I got kinda sidetracked with some real-life stuff and also Big Brother: Naboo.

January 28, 2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

Good post! Very useful.

Someone who does this might want the wording that is displayed to change depending on the number of comments. In other words, "1 comment" instead of "1 comments", or "1 Padawan Enlightened" instead of "1 Padawans Enlightend".

To do that, you can paste this code where Michelle indicated:

if(a == 0) {document.write('A Question for Yoda Have You?');} else if(a == 1)
{document.write('1 Padawan Enlightened');} else {document.write(a+' Padawans Enlightened');}

Try to get that all in one line, in case Blogger insterted line breaks to make this fit.

And of course, change "padawans enlightened" to the wording of your choice.

January 28, 2006 10:46 PM  
Blogger Cardboard Knight said...


January 29, 2006 6:18 PM  

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