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

Blogger Threaded Comments

How to enable threaded comment system in 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 following steps:

1. Go to 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 orange button given on top-right side

Now it’s time to modify/change blog template

1. Click on ‘Template’ and then on ‘Edit HTML’ button
2. Now search for 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 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 new entire code is now similar as 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 ‘Save template’ and you’re done.

If have any query please write comments.