19 May, 2010

Add a reply option to blogger comments like Wordpress

If you Are using blogger platform for your blog than during some stage of your blogger life you must have noticed that blogger does not have Reply option to it comments.This is one of the major reason why people migrate towards Disqus or IntenseDebate comment Platform.
I suggest you to read this - Readers can't comment on your blog - Tip For You

With a very little change to your template you can add this hack to your blog.
This hack was originally posted on thisischen

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Update - Previous Reply code was not working for some blogger templates.This is an updated version and work well with all templates

Adding Comment Replies to your blog.

Step [1] In your dashboard Click 'Layout' > 'Edit Html'> Tick the 'Expand Widget templates' box.

Step[2] Find the following code in your blogs Html : <data:commentPostedByMsg/> 
Step[3]. Paste the following code Directly Below/After <data:commentPostedByMsg/>  

<span class='comment-reply'><a expr:href='&quot;https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=YOUR-BLOG-ID&amp;postID=&quot; + data:post.id + &quot;&amp;isPopup=true&amp;postBody=%40%3C%61%20%68%72%65%66%3D%22%23&quot; + data:comment.anchorName + &quot;%22%3E&quot; + data:comment.author + &quot;%3C%2F%61%3E#form&quot;' onclick='javascript:window.open(this.href, &quot;bloggerPopup&quot;, &quot;toolbar=0,location=0,statusbar=1,menubar=0,scrollbars=yes,width=400,height=450&quot;); return false;'><img style='float:right;padding-right:100px' title='Reply to comment' alt='Reply to comment' src='URL OF image'/></a></span>

Important !
In order to make this work you must add your blog Id .
What is your blog ID??
Simply go to your layout page, posting page or any of the pages and copy your I.D. from the address bar at the top of the page.

Replace URL of image with any image of your choice or you can choose one from below-





Add This Reply to comments blogger hack to your blog and Do tell me if you like this Concept.


  1. Thanks i will add it to my blog..

  2. Hey i added it to my blog.. After that all my posts disappeared !! What i mean is when i click on a post title, i get a blank page only. Just a couple of posts are working fine rest all the posts are facing this problem. I have removed the hack from the blog now but still facing the same issue. Please help.

  3. @ Anshul
    This may be because you may have some tag left open.
    Make sure you apply the hack correctly.
    Provide your blog address.So i can look at it.
    Knowledge hub is working fine as i see now

  4. Mmm Ishan... if this work can u make an example? A really demo? Because with ur instructions really desaooear all content from a post.

    So sad...

    I'll keep trying.
    Good Luck

  5. This is exactly what I was looking for but it doesn't seem to be working for me. I pasted the code and inserted my blog id as described and my blog isn't any different. Maybe you can see what I did wrong. Thanks!

    littletandme at gmail dot com

  6. @Keshav

    Hey its nice, isn't it..

  7. I tried this and nothing happened. I didn't see the "Reply" button. This is my second time trying. Please email me at eden.richardson15@gmail.com and my blog URL is www.heirsofpromise.net


  8. Hi,
    i've did the steps correctly, but still the reply link not appears.
    in fact, i did as what in thisischen said, but no changes also.
    probably u cld help me to solve this problem.

    my blog: http://cleoputri.blogspot.com/
    email: cleoputri@gmail.com

    thank you so much :)

  9. @Keshav
    Just seeing how this works ;)

  10. Unfortunately I have to confirm this hack does not work. Reply option does not show and if clicking through comments section the article disappears leaving only the widget side bar shifted from right to left.
    Using blogger in draft. Looks like I have to sign up to another solution. Thanks for trying for us though to make replies possible without.

  11. Barnaby, I'm sooo glad you posted this comment! I tried this hack a few weeks ago and it didn't work. I didn't undo the changes I made to my HTML and shortly afterwards I noticed the same problem you described where the article is missing and the widget is to the left. I forgot what I did to cause the problem...and wasn't even sure if it was a problem with the HTML or a glitch with Blogger. Long story short, I subscribed to these comments and when you left the note I realized that this was the problem! I'm so happy that I was able to fix it. :-D Thanks!

  12. @Barnaby
    Actually I think I know what it is. I've been looking at some other posts on the subject, easy to find. It looks like you missed the '+' sign several times in front of 'data:post.id' , 'data:comment.anchorName' and 'data:comment.author'. The trouble with cut and paste is symbols can disappear depending on the app you use. I'm surprised nobody worked this out so far. It works now :) .

  13. @Eden
    Hi Eden,

    glad to help. If you're still subscribed it's working like this:
    "; + data:comment.anchorName" (that is space, plus symbol, space) in the three places as indicated in my other post. Enjoy.

  14. @Barnaby
    When i compare above code with my template code,i too find that the + signs are missing in several positions.
    So i edit the hack and now it is working fine.
    Thanks for your effort Barnaby and Eden.


  15. So I think I have the + signs in the right places, but I don't know how to get that little "reply" button in the right spot- right now I have a question mark spot there...help!


  16. @Angie
    IF you look carefully There is an image tag(at the end) in the code i provided above...
    <**img style='float:right;padding-right:100px' title='Reply to comment' alt='Reply to comment' src='URL OF image'*/*>

    make sure you add proper image url in the code....and place your code after data:commentPostedByMsg/

  17. Sorry, I don't understand how this is better than simply posting a comment yourself! I hope the reply would go underneath the perso's comment, but it doesn't.

  18. I added the additional code as stated but I do not see a reply button on my comments.
    My blog url is: http://divavybes.blogspot.com/
    email address is: msnoireberry@aol.com


  19. can any body help me please. i did not find the code , even after clicking the Expand Widgets Template. This is my blog url..

    thanks in advance.
    ranjith kumar

  20. Hi there! thanks for the advice! I have a really nice problem: I can't find the code
    in order to paste the new code under it! most probobly something's wrong with my way of looking! I copied my blog's HTML codes in a text document and did a search! please correct me! thanks! my e-mail is : sunriseglance@gnail.com. thanks.

  21. hi! the code seems to have worked as i now have the 'reply to comment' appearing - this is great.

    however when i click on to 'reply to a comment' a dialog box comes up with the following error: not found error 404.

    any suggestions as to why this is happening?



  22. This works great in Firefox but only one reply button on the first comment appears in IE. None of the later comments have the reply button in IE even though they are there if you view the same page/comments in Firefox.

  23. LOVE this!!!!!! thanx for sharing :)

  24. Hi - the only thing that would make this better is if the reply would actually start a thread instead of going to the bottom of the page. I'm sure someone as savvy as you can do it ;)
    Here's hoping you do... I'll keep looking.

  25. wow..thanks for the tips..I'll try it..!!

  26. Hi...
    great job!
    thanks for sharing

  27. Hi - I'm a complete newbie so I can understand if I've made a mistake :) Just like Christopher Green, only the first comment on my page can be replied to. Is there any way I can change this?
    email: relentlessfooding@gmail.com
    blog: http://relentlessfooding.blogspot.com/

  28. @KeshavJust wanted to test this out. Thanks!

  29. @The SPANGLER

    Same here. Did you get your problem solve?

  30. thanks I will add them into my blog later!

  31. Hi! I'm not sure if I did it right... Everything shows up, but does the user receive notice there was a reply? All it did was put "@user"...which I could have just typed in?

    my email is mika0516@gmail.com

  32. tq for sharing..
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  33. Hi, i'm writing because i donw manage to make this work.

    I've done everything you wrote, the "REPLY TO COMMENT" button shows up, but then when i click there here, appears error bX-aao4ju

    Thanks for helping,

    Mail: Nicholas260887@gmail.com

  34. THANK YOU! I really appreciate your posting this.

  35. @Anshul @ www.KnowledgeHub.co.in

    Hey I was just wondering how is everything working now with the blogger comments. Did anything happen to your comments a long with everyone else ? Or r u good.

    I was looking for a way that I can post a reply as an admin. Do anyone here know how to do that ?

  36. Seems to be working great for me so far! Glad I found this. Such a silly thing for Blogger to leave out...

  37. It's working! But when I click the hypertext of the one I replied, it goes to the post and not on his profile. Why? Can you answer me, please? THANK YOU. But still, i love it :)

  38. done it! this is awesome .. thnx a million :)

  39. This was super helpful in letting me know how to add a 'Reply' button in my comments, but does this actually let that person know i've replied to their comment individually? I placed the codes properly, and I see the 'reply' button, but when I click on 'reply' it takes me to a pop-up window showing ALL the comments. After posting my reply, it just looks like a Twitter mention with the "@" symbol w/ that specific person's ID name.

    Please check my blog to see what I'm trying to say (before I end up typing an essay here LOL): thelipjunkie.blogspot.com

    Thanks in advance.

  40. Dan you're the MAAAANN!! It worked absolutely fine for me - original html script included!


  41. it worked, thanks for sharing this! :)

  42. Great code with lots of choices.I was searching it from it long time.I am thankful to Ishaan for putting this link in one of his post.So that i found such an informative post.Thanks for sharing.

  43. Brilliant, I searched for ages for a solution to this, it worked brilliantly. Thanks!

  44. I can't find it to my customized blog :<


  45. @TheLipJunkie

    I would like to know this as well... I applied it to my blog www.mycomplexsimplelife.blogspot.com and i did a test reply and like the lip junkie said, it just looks like a twitter reply?

  46. Thanks so much for this code. I like the reply button, but I wish there was someway to make the reply show up under the original comment. Any help/ideas are appreciated.

    My blog: http://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com
    My email: iwant2save26 at gmail dot com.

  47. Thank you for making the button~ although I'm so blond it took me over 1hr to figure why I couldn't find it...

  48. Thanks so much for posting this. It worked perfectly! I used one of your reply buttons, but re-colored it to match my blog colors (hope that was ok)

  49. how do you add anonymous and name/url to the comment as section?

  50. Great! I just tried and it worked the first time! Thank you so much. I am a major amateur and don't know anything about computer code! This was easy and efficient!

  51. this is not really what I was looking for I wanted to comment back privately through email I got it working but now the html code seems to have changed and I cant get rid of it

  52. nice.......thanks

    see my blog http://freecall24.blogspot.com

  53. Has anyone figured out how to get the reply to show under the actual comment? instead of at the bottom?


  54. @Admin

    But i want my reply to be under the comment I am replying too..

  55. Thank you, thank you...

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  56. didnt work for me. I wonder what i missed!

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