Video Tutorial: Numbering Comments!

  1. Ms.M says:

    Oooo, I was just wondering the other day how to do this. I had to count my comments 3 times to make sure I had gotten the right winner of the giveaway. Your a life saver. Thanks.

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  2. Ms.M says:


    I have the pop up window for my comments but I tried it anyway and it worked. It shows up when I click on the individual posts and shows the comments at the bottom. Does that make sense?

    I just changed the number color from black to white and the background color from white to black to match my blog background. 🙂 Thanks

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  3. Michelle says:

    That is an awesome tutorial. I hate counting comments! You rock.
    Fabulous in First

  4. Kristen says:

    Oh, I see Ms. M! Thanks for letting me know! I love how you matched them to your blog.

    Michelle, thanks! 🙂

  5. Brenda says:

    You rock, Kristen!! My comments are now numbered! And just in time for my giveaway that ends tomorrow, too! Yay!

    Primary Inspired

  6. Julie says:

    I gave you and your tutorials a shout out on my blog!! I think you rock and I love all your videos!!

    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  7. Ms. Durning says:

    Oy, I have so much blogging to catch up on.. LOL You rock as usual!

  8. I love this! I have to be sure to learn how to do this soon! My first giveaway ended last night and with 195 comments, I could have saved myself a lot of time! You are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  9. Michelle says:

    This is AWESOME!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how to do this! I just did it in about 10 seconds – I know this would have taken me HOURS to figure out……super good as I have another give away coming up 🙂
    Now if only I can work out the twitter background thing.

  10. Jenae says:

    Thank you times 1,000!!! I do a giveaway on my blog every week, with 100-200 comments and it is SUCH a pain to have to count to the comment that is selected!

    You just made my life so much easier…I could kiss you right now! 🙂

  11. Thank you once again! I first tried to add the numbers…but, it didn't work when I had my comments set to the pop-up style. I had to change my comments setting to "embedded below" and then the numbering worked. Just in time for my Summer Spectacular Giveaway!! 🙂

    First Grade Factory

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic tutorials. You have increased my technology know-how immensely! I'm having so much fun tweaking my classroom blog. I'm looking forward to a complete re-do this summer. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you share. Thanks again!

  13. Kristen says:

    Thanks so much ladies, your words mean a lot to me!

  14. Karla says:

    I LOVE your blog! You have taught me how to do several things to my blog. Thank you so much!! I have been trying to find out how to make my own button and cannot figure it out. Have you made a video for that? Thanks so much!!

  15. Kathy Law says:

    I just numbered my comments. I even customized it to my blog. THANKS!! You are awesome!

    First Grade a la Carte

  16. Hadar says:

    Man I love you!! You make technology so easy! and I love that you attached the html code on the word document. Thank you!!!!!

    Miss Kindergarten

  17. Beth Ann says:

    Your videos are so clear and easy to follow. Thank you so much!

    Beth Ann
    Taming my Flock of Firsties

  18. Lori says:

    Wow – that was easy! Thanks so much! I'm hoping to have my first give away very soon.

    Little Priorities

  19. Your resources are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  20. Mrs. Saoud says:

    I am a little late on commenting. Thanks for taking the time to share this feature.

    After you two week break, I would love to pick your brain about the alignment of a comment.

    In a post you have an option to format to the left, right, center, or an even alginment. I would like all my long comments to be even.

    I throwing my penny over my back into the wishing well now. LOL. Happy end of the year to you!!


  21. Fern Smith says:

    I am just gushing over with joy at how quick and easy you made this, thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Happy, happy, happy summer to you! 🙂

  22. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had been wondering how to do this!

  23. Erica Briley says:

    It tells me I need to install plug in to view video..but I thought I had Adobe Flash Player..I tried to install and it Failed. I also turned of Mcafee firewall and set to full access and tried re installing and it failed again. I can't see video but I have code..not sure what to do with it. HELP!!


  24. Kristen says:

    hey Erica, just sent you an email! 🙂

  25. Tammy says:

    You are awesome! Thank you so much for posting! I am having my first give away and trying to make it as easy as possible! You have my vote for really good classroom blogs!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  26. SunnyDays says:

    You just saved my life! I'm running a contest now w/138 entries so far…this will make it so much easier!

  27. I was so happy to find this, but after trying for over an hour it just doesn't work- I guess I should ask the question—Does it go back and number old comments or all the ones made after I add the gadget?
    Time 4 Kindergarten

  28. Kristen says:

    Hi Tiffani, if it isn't working, try moving the html box with the code onto a different part of the page. So (when you are under the Design tab) if you had placed that html in your sidebar, try moving to the bottom of the page, under your blog posts part for example.

  29. Thanks Kristen, It worked~ I love your tutorials Once I learn how to do something, then I can show all my teacher friends and they think I'm oh sooo smart LOL

    Time 4 Kindergarten

  30. Wow! This was as easy as slicing through butter! Thank you for all of the helpful techie things you do!

  31. Mrs. E says:

    I have been working on this for so long…I've copying code everywhere…I KNEW there had to be a simpler way! Thank you so much!!
    The Sweet Life of Third Grade

  32. Mrs. A says:

    Love your tutorials not to mention your blog! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

    Smarter Than a Fourth Grader

  33. oh' boy says:

    i can't get it to work WHAAAAA!!! I had it pop up and changed to embedded. I even moved it from sidebar to under post. Can ya help me out?? I really need to get this going because I have a GINORMOUS give away starting tomorrow 🙂

    thanks thanks thanks
    Oh' Boy 4th Grade

  34. Kristen says:

    headed to your blog, oh boy!

  35. oh' boy says:

    thanks so so much I got it to work changed back to pop up and it still works when I go to a specific post… YAY and thanks so so so so much!!!!

  36. Mrs. Zrihen says:

    You're awesome!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just added it to my blog and customized it 🙂
    I am your newest follower 🙂 I grabbed your button 🙂
    Check & follow my blog for a great GIVEAWAY, and grab my button.

    A Teacher's Treasure

  37. Desiree says:

    Thanks Kristen for the EASY tutorial on numbering my comments. I had to change the background of my numbers from white to none. I didn't know if it would work because none isn't really a color but it did! I wouldn't have been able to get a handle on this blogging thing without you.:)
    Kinders on the Block

  38. I'mback trying it again. It quit working- anyone else have this issue

    Time 4 Kindergarten

  39. Kristen says:

    Hi Mrs. Mugurussa, that is really strange! Did the gadget get moved by accident? Sometimes it seems a bit picky about placement, like we talked about before. I hope it works again!

  40. I've deleted and put it in several spots, nothing seems to work. It is strange, that it worked and then didn't. The wierd thing is I hadn't moved anything on my page only added things to the side bar and it was at the bottom like we talked. Oh well, guess I'll just count those comments UGH
    I've looked at other web tutorials on how to do this, but yours was by far the easiest- I couldn't even follow some of them. Thanks anyway


    Time 4 Kindergarten

  41. I am so frustrated! I have been trying to number my comments for over 2 hours with no luck. I consider myself very tech savvy. I have tried all different methods. I have changed code. I have moved this html gadget all over the page. I've change margins, colors, etc. I have had no luck. Can you offer any advice?


    • Kristen says:

      I'm really not sure, Cara, I'm sorry! Usually it works after it's been moved to a different part of the page. The only thing I can think to do is to do a google search for the code and try it again (in case the code didn't show up correctly in the document I provided). I hope it works!

  42. Ginger Snaps says:

    Yeah, I haven't been successful either. =(

  43. Marlana says:


    I read somewhere that as of right now the numbered comments won't show up because of the new threaded comments. However, I left my code up anyway. I just had a giveaway and and tried copying and pasting the comments in a Word document to see if they were numbered and they were. Thank goodness! I really only use the numbering for giveaways anyway, so the code is still useful even if it can't be seen directly on my blog page.

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  44. Fern Smith says:

    Hello All,
    I had this on my blog and then forgot about it….I watched your video and used your Word doc…thank you bunches and bunches! But now that I am having a contest I wondered why it wasn't numbering….so I came back, watched the video and started over…no joy. I Googled it and found the same common thought that Marlana mentioned about threaded comments.
    So then I copied and pasted my 8 comments so far into a Word document and it still works….yippeeee! Thank you Kristen & Marlana!
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas! TPT Store
    Fern Smith’s TeachersNotebook Store
    Fern Smith’s Center Games!
    Fern Smith’s PowerPoints!

  45. A M Smith says:

    You are awesome for posting this. I've tried all I know possible to do…it doesn't show comments numbered. The very first post on my blog has 2 comments….other than that, comments are in archived posts. What should i do? Moved it to both sides, under post, bottom of blogs, removed gadget, started over, etc. 🙁

  46. A M Smith says:

    Nevermind, I just read the few comments towards bottom of video tutorial!! Ha. I'll leave gadget on blog and hope it works in a word doc!! Thanks!!

  47. Sarah Mackey says:

    O.K. I just tried to do this exactly how you said and I can't get it figured out??? Any suggestions. I copied and pasted your word document and went into my design and added the html gadget, clicked save, but when I went into my latest post with comments, I didn't have any numbers. Thanks.

  48. Theresa says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! Awesome!!
    I couldn't get it to work with pop-up but embedding comments worked! Thanks again

  49. Amy says:

    Thanks for the copy paste into word idea, I was going crazy trying to get my numbering to work on threaded comments, at least I can use word for my giveaways!!

  50. Tessa says:

    I was able to get this to work with threaded comments with a pop up but not embedded. I wonder if our templates determine how this works for us.

    Thanks so much!


  51. Jeanne says:

    I've been trying to use this but it isn't working on my blog. Can this be done only through the old interface?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Are you looking for resources and ideas to save yourself time in the classroom? Enter a search term below to visit hundreds of posts from over the years...

the blog

sign up for the newsletter