How to Enable Threaded Comments in Old or Custom Themes/Templates? – Blogger Guide

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Most of my readers are using their favorite Blogger theme/template. They do not want to change it but want to enable new threaded comments, which is now officially available. Threaded comments mean you can reply to the main comment by clicking on the ‘Reply’ link or button. Blogger threaded comment system is only one level deep. Perhaps more levels will be released in the next version.

Threaded comments on Blogspot

How to Enable Threaded Comment System in the Old Blogger Template?

First, you have to set blog feed – ‘Full’ and then set comment – ‘Embedded’. Only then you’ll able to use new Blogger threaded comments. Now complete the following steps:

1. Go to the Blogger Dashboard and select a blog.

2. Under settings click on “Posts and comments”.

3. Set “Comment Location” – “Embedded”.

Blogger Threaded Comments - Screen 1

4. Next move to “Other”.

5. Set ‘Blog Comment Feed’ and ‘Per-Post Comment Feeds’ – ‘Full’.

Blogger Threaded Comments - Screen 2

6. “Save settings” by clicking on the orange button given on the top-right side.

Now Modify/Change Blog Template

1. Click on the “Template” and then on the “Edit HTML” button.

2. Now search for the following code in your Blogger template and each instance.

<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
Blogger Threaded Comments - Screen 3

4. It’s time to replace the above-searched code with the following code.

<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>

4. Make sure the new entire code is now similar to the following.

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:post.showThreadedComments'>
4. Next 'Save template' and you're done.
<b:include data='post' name='threaded_comments'/>
<b:else/>
<b:include data='post' name='comments'/>
</b:if>
</b:if>

5. Click on the “Save template”. You’re done.

If you have any queries, please write comments.

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