Show Top Commentators Widget
Nate Sanden‘s Show Top Commentators plugin is a great way to increase comments on your blogs. However, it’s a bit tricky to add, because it requires you to manually edit your theme. I think that is a bit too much work, because you can do the exact same thing by using WordPress widgets, which is a more flexible solution. I have played around with Nate’s plugin, and in a few minutes I had widget support. Now I want to share it with others, in hope that you will find this feature useful. Also I have emailed Nate, and asked him if he wants to include my changes in the next version of of the official plugin release.
To install this plugin, just download it from the link below. Then place the show_top_commentators.php file in the wp-content/plugins directory. Next you activate it, and then drag-n-drop it to the sidebar. This step is done on the Presentation->Widgets page in your admin panel.