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Filtering Your Own Blog Comments in Top Commentators

I’d like to send a quick thanks to cooliojones for a recent comment he made on my site. Cooliojones’ comment was about filtering my own name from the Top Commentators list in my sidebar and said:

Hey Lewis!! I see you spreading all over the internet as well! How you gonna have yourself listed as a top commentator on your own site!! Filter that out and let one of your other viewers get some love too!

I have been replying to postings from readers as soon as I am able but my own Lewis Empire name then gets posted on the Top Commentators list. I knew it shouldn’t be there but didn’t see the significance of filtering when I first installed the WordPress plugin. Now I do!

To remove yourself from your own list, simply go to your Plugins list in WordPress and click on ‘Edit’ for the Top Commentators plugin. Next scroll down to where it says: “filter_users” => “Administrator,admin”, //commma seperated list of users (“nate,jeff,etc”). and add your name to the list. Once I was finished it looked like this: “filter_users” => “Administrator,admin,Lewis Empire”, //commma seperated list of users (“nate,jeff,etc”).