Why CommentLuv may not be working for you

I recently noticed all comment luv links have disappeared, new ones are not generated. This happened when JS-Kit upgraded to Echo. Apparently, CommentLuv was not given enough time to test the software interfaces and identify quirks. However, there is no excuse for not warning blog owners or readers who had registered for CommentLuv.

I found this informative post when searching Google for the problem

Many of you may have noticed that my comment system looks different yet again. It is because JS-Kit upgraded to Echo last week. You can still use CommentLuv with Echo. You may just have to be a little more crafty in getting it to work.” – Staci at JustBloggled.com

You should read the entire article but the basic action you need to take is re-Registering your blog with JS-kit/Echo. This can be done right in the add- comment form. After that it should pick up their lastest post. Both blog owners and readers must do this until someone fixes the software or administration.

I cooked up this quick template change to provide a warning — feel free to use it. Just add a paragraph below the Echo comment box :

Warning: You may need to re-register with JS-kit(Echo) to leave CommentLuv link: uncheck the CommentLuv box, click ‘add another site”, type your blog url in “my site”, re-check CommentLuv box. Also type over the name Guest!

Here are the steps to update your template:

  1. Go to Layout, Edit html.
  2. Check the ‘expand widget templates’ box and then save your template.
  3. Find the following code: (type CTRL + F, type a few words for search)<img alt=” height=’12’ src=’http://js-kit.com/images/rss-icon.png’ width=’12’/> All comments
    <br/>

     

  4. Insert this code after the break line (<br/>):

    <!– temporary js-kit warning 8/2009 –>

    Warning: You may need to re-register with JS-kit(Echo) to leave CommentLuv link: uncheck the CommentLuv box, click ‘add another site”, type your blog url in “my site”, re-check CommentLuv box. Also type over the name Guest!

     

  5. Then preview just to make sure there are no errors. Save the template.

That’s it! I’ll update this post to let you know when to remove the code…

Update: I’ve removed the warning comment since the author of CommentLuv made some code revisions to address the Blogger- Echo interface problems. He updated

the blogger commentluv code so it will add more stability and provide the user with a message if they haven’t entered their url into their list of sites.  (and) edited the code so it adds a warning to the user if no url is present and tells them what to do to add one.

Thanks Andy for responding.

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7 Comments

  1. According to your investigation there are comments trapped on the Echo database but not appearing on the blog!
    Here's one I received an email copy:
    From: Hesham
    "Thank you for the great tip!
    I am going to add your blog to my list of 100 blogs using CommentLuv"
    =====================================================
    To: Hesham
    I'd like to see your list, send url…

  2. Thank you for your help, I am having a lot of trouble with the new comment form and I have lost many commenters… funny because I wanted to increase comments when I installed commentluv. I did what you suggested, and I am going to wait and see if it works… Thanks again.

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  3. Bea, I left a note on your blog. Things should be better now that Andy changed the commentluv interface. You may want to just modify the warning to "If there is not last post when you login with js-kit id then press the refresh button before you leave your comment!" That seems to be the problem I had on your blog.

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  4. I still seem to have a problem with comment luv. my last blog is not displayed inspite of giving the proper feed url.

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  5. I understand your frustration. The last thing I was told was to refresh the page (PF5) after you put in your js-kit id. also key your url in the comment form (mine stays there now). BUT, commentluv is dropping Blogger support with js-kit. You need to move your comments to Intense Debate!!! Comment luv will work with it. I'm testing it now on a diffeent blog will let you know…

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  6. commentluv is really great i already install the wordpress commentluv plugins. Thanks for your very informative content about using commentluv and how it helps to a weblog

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