Video Tutorial: Threaded Comments

January 14, 2012

Video Tutorial: Threaded Comments

January 14, 2012
Have you heard the news about threaded comments yet?? I first learned about it over at Jill’s Marvelous Mutliagers (be sure to check out her blog, she is so upbeat and inspiring!).


This is a feature that should show up after you complete a couple of steps…you can see the basic steps in the article Jill links up here: Threaded Commenting!!!

For some reason though, this is not working for everyone. So I peeked around a bit and found a wonderful and very easy-to-follow tutorial over at Simple Blogger Tutorials. It involves some HTML work, but is very easy to do.

In case you’re a bit hesitant to go into the HTML of your blog, I made a little video to help you (hopefully) locate the code and to be sure your blog template isn’t altered accidentally. Would you like to try it? I hope it works out for you!

Complete and utter sidenote. I had to hurry up and record this early because…

The Patriots are in the playoffs tonight!!! Anyone else watching?!?! GO PATS!!!

Ok, here’s the video…let me know how it goes if you try it! 🙂


  • Clutter-Free Classroom January 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Yippee! I just stopped at the grocery store and it seemed like everyone in line was buying red and blue balloons with the one token mylar Patriots football-shaped balloon along with chips, and salsa!

    • Kristen January 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      I used to work at a grocery store in high school and college and those playoff days were so fun–all the customers were in a good mood on those days!

  • Kelley Cirrito January 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Interesting! I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing the video! It is always easier to see it instead of just reading directions! Have a great 3 day weekend!!!!

    • Kristen January 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Kelly…I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  • Mrs. Cupcake January 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for posting about another great tutorial!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  • Fitbecky January 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I just noticed it was on my blot this morning too! But now my comments aren't numbered anymore.

    2nd Grade Rocks

    • Kristen January 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      aaargh, mine aren't either! I can't seem to get them renumbered now either!!

  • Lisa at Stories From Second January 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂 My template must have been too detailed to make the switch on its own and I was able to use the link you suggested to get my threaded comments to show up!

    Thanks so much!
    Stories From Second

  • Ms.M January 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I saw it the other day and was super excited about it. 🙂

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

  • Jill January 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Wow Kristen!!! You made my day so happy. 🙂 🙂

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  • Jess January 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I just discovered this the other day on my blog and I love it! Thanks for posting so everyone knows!

    Rambling About Reading

  • SunnyDays January 15, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Kristen – you are covered in all kinds of awesome sauce!! I didn't click the "expand" box…I'm hoping that's the difference. I'm running out now to dinner but I can't wait to try it again!

    Big Bloggy Love to You!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  • SunnyDays January 15, 2012 at 12:17 am

    And do you feel about the friend connect gadget going away? I'm not gonna lie…I'm bummed.

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  • April January 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for the video!! I am such a visual person that this really helps me. Thanks.


  • Erika January 15, 2012 at 4:19 am

    So does this reply go right to the person who left the comment? Or do they have to come back to your post and view the reply?

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

    • Kristen January 17, 2012 at 2:21 am

      Hey Erika, you still have to come back to see the replies, or subscribe to the thread to get it in an email.

  • Delighted January 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Help!!! When I check my blog now using Chrome it takes me to my comments page. However, when I use Internet Explorer, it gives me a blank screen. Any thoughts.
    First Grade Delight

    • Kristen January 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Delighted! I think Internet Explorer has a hard time with these kind of features. I like to use Firefox. As long as you keep it updated, it doesn't seem to have a problem with items on our blogs. I hope this helps!

    • Mrs. McHaffie January 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      Ok. I know this is probably right in front of my face…but how do I comment without having to hit "reply" on somebody else comment?! I mean is it so obvious and I'm just not seeing it?! ha!

      Beg, Borrow, Steal

  • Lisa Howard January 17, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I just did this on firefox. Thanks for the headsup! Its great!!

  • Terri February 12, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Oh thank you for your video and clear explanations! I think I got it!
    Monkeying Around With Technology

  • Erika March 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I just ran across this tutorial for numbering threaded comments. Don't know if it works because mine aren't threaded but thought you might like to try it.

  • Dana April 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Yay!!! Your tutorial worked!!! I've been wondering how to get the "reply" links! Thanks, Kristen! 🙂

    3rd Grade Gridiron

  • Jessica June 21, 2012 at 2:29 am

    YAY! Thanks for sharing this! I am so excited that I can reply to comments so easily now! =)

  • Heather June 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    You seriously rock!!! Your tutorials are the best!
    Kickin' it in Kinder

  • katherine July 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This is fantastic – thanks so much for posting this! I just added this feature to my blog, and it was so easy! I'm excited to have this feature now!

    Yay Third Grade

  • Wendy August 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

    You are amazing! I've been trying to figure this out for awhile now and your tutorial did the trick. Thanks so much!

    One Happy Teacher

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