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I would like the comments of a post and the comment box to appear in the sidebar.

How can I do that?

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Why wouldn't it be possible? What have you tried? Did it work? If not, what didn't work as expected? –  Chip Bennett Jan 11 '13 at 16:44
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Yes, this is possible and actually a nice idea.

Basically create a simple widget, and remove the calls to comments_template() from other parts of your theme.


add_action( 'widgets_init', array ( 'T5_Current_Comments_Widget', 'register' ) );

class T5_Current_Comments_Widget extends WP_Widget
    public function __construct()
        parent::__construct( 't5_current_comments', 'Current Comments' );

    public function widget( $args, $instance )

        if ( ! is_singular() or post_password_required() )

        print '<style scoped>#commentform,#commentform *{max-width:100% !important}</style>';

        if ( get_option( 'thread_comments' ) and comments_open( get_the_ID() ) )
            wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' );


    public static function register()
        register_widget( __CLASS__ );

Then drag this simple widget into a sidebar …

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… and that’s all. You can read and write comments here now:

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You should of course move the CSS to your real stylesheet.

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Thank you so much! –  Maxwell Jan 12 '13 at 2:54

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