How to enable threaded comments on Blogger

Threaded commenting, by far Blogger’s most requested feature, has finally made its way to Bloggerland!

Blogger embedded comment

Threaded commenting should make it easier for you to respond to individual comments. That said, Blogger threaded comment system is only two levels deep, meaning you can only reply to original comments, and not to comment replies. It’s obviously not the best of threaded comment systems, but I guess it’s a good start.

Threaded comments function is enabled by default, provided that you meet these 2 requirements:

  1. Your blog’s per-post comment feed is set to Full feed.per post comment full setting

    Here's how you can check or change the setting:

    • New interface: Go to Settings > Other > Allow Blog Feeds > Custom > Per-Post Comment Feeds and set it to Full.
    • Old interface: Go to Settings > Site Feed > Advanced Mode > Per-Post Comment Feeds and set it to Full.
  2. You’ve opted for Embedded comments.embedded comment setting

    Follow the steps below to switch to Embedded comments:

    • New interface: Go to Settings > Posts and Comments > Comments > Comment Location and select Embedded.
    • Old interface: Go to Settings > Comments > Comment Form Placement and select Embedded below post.

Making threaded comments work on custom template

Threaded comments may not work on blog with highly modified template.

At present the only way (that I know) to fix this is by undoing the customizations i.e resetting the template. You don’t have to reset the entire template, it‘s sufficient to reset only the blog post widget template because that is where the threaded comment codes reside.

This tutorial will show you how to reset the blog post widget to Blogger’s default. Be forewarned that you will lose all your existing post area customizations -social buttons, auto read-more, custom ad codes, signature etc. So make sure you back up your expanded template prior to that.

Once you get it to work, you can start adding back the customizations one by one. This way you can identify which customizations interfere with the threaded commenting system.


Disabling threaded comments

At the moment Blogger threaded comments is still buggy. There are a few reported bugs associated with threaded comments, among them are blank white screen and missing comments pager.

If your blog is affected, the only solution is to disable threaded comments. You can do this either by:

  • Opting to Full-Screen or Pop-up comments, or by
  • Setting the Per-Post Comment Feeds to None.


55 comments to "How to enable threaded comments on Blogger"

marvinic January 13, 2012 at 11:56 PM    

haha...i like it...

Anonymous,  January 14, 2012 at 1:00 AM    

Salam Greenlava

This is good news, at least for as start. I can't seem to find the post-per-comment option, though :)

AJ January 14, 2012 at 1:13 AM    

try it but it doesn't seem to work?any reason?

whitecappuccino January 14, 2012 at 2:22 AM    

hi..tried so many times, following step by step but it didn't work on my blog..don't know why :(

zulkbo January 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM    

me too..
so sad :(

jomon johnson January 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM    

nice post
and very help full for me


zuls January 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM    

Good news! :D

rtg January 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM    

what its actually?

Abhishek January 14, 2012 at 10:05 PM    

Hey buddy ..

I ensured that both the settings are done in my blogger account for my blog.

I still can't find the reply option to any of the comment .. why so??

Angie's Recipes January 15, 2012 at 1:30 AM    

Doesn't work on mine either.

Free Pdf Books January 15, 2012 at 4:06 AM    

Thank you for this one very informative post.

Greenlava January 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM    

@Noir, Eyriqazz, whitecappuccino, Abhishek Boinapalli, Angie's Recipes
Please reread the post. I've added some additional info.

akuamir January 17, 2012 at 9:54 AM    

apsal tak pakai?

How to Blog January 18, 2012 at 11:33 AM    

Great tutorial. I am using WP for my websites but I am planning to experiment on blogger soon as I am hearing a lot of wonderful things about it.

Marco,  January 19, 2012 at 4:10 PM    

Sorry cause I am out of topic, but tell me me please how can I insert in my blogger the 2 left-bottom buttons from your site, GO TO TOP and CLICK TO COMMENT. Thanks!

Greenlava January 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM    

Here the tutorial: Adding a floating “back to top” button

shraqs January 22, 2012 at 4:01 AM    

Great tutorial,.. will give it a try ASAP. BTW thanks

premium beautiful January 27, 2012 at 6:16 PM    

Thank you for the tips. Will definitely try it. Have been wondering how to this.

Gaurang Joshi January 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM    

Thanks for the update. Was waiting for it from a long time..

Unknown February 1, 2012 at 4:23 AM    

Hi Green lava, love your tutorials. Actually, reverting back the widget templates would also revert all the customization. I've experimented with an old Simple template and added some code in it. The threaded commenting has started working now :)

Online solution February 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM    

i Konow About This But Nice Post

Unknown February 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM    

Thanks for this tip, just what I wanted ;)

Freelance Web Designer March 5, 2012 at 7:06 PM    

Thanks for sharing. Its good to see fresh content always.

Web Optimization March 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM    

I like it

MUSLIM April 6, 2012 at 12:51 AM    

thanks. this tricks work perfectly on my blog.

Тэмээчин бүсгүй April 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM    

It is working! Thanks a lot!

Mrs. Luetje May 8, 2012 at 8:32 PM    

I'm trying to use this in my classroom. I've gone through all the steps and the reply button shows up, but most students aren't able to reply. No box pops up when they click on "reply". A few students ARE able to. We're all using MacBooks, same version. I've had the kids try it in Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. I've had them try it signed in and as anonymous. It just seems that some can and others can't. One student was able to yesterday, but today cannot reply. HELP!

Oscar and Rose Photography May 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM    

I have been trying for 3 days to add facebook comments to my blog and nothing seems to work.
If anyone wants to write my code for me, I'm willing to pay!

Bali Hotels May 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM    

Very nice tips, thanks for sharing

solar wholesalers June 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM    

Really your post is really very good and I appreciate it.

sweet and lovely crafts June 13, 2012 at 7:19 AM    

Awesome, I just tried it and it worked. Thanks so much.

ShareAnything July 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM    

Nice work, i've tried..! thx..!!!

Rajeev July 5, 2012 at 3:16 AM    

really, it's nice work

Emma July 11, 2012 at 6:27 PM    

Thanks for this, At last some instructions where I don't have to change html! And BTW it worked on mine but I did not have embed, for my custom layout I had to change it to popup! Not quite the same but at least people can comment on my posts now which they couldnt before!

Laura Player July 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM    

Worked for me!and simple.. loved that i didnt have to hack the html. Thanks for the post!

Anonymous,  July 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM    

Hi everybody...
I use "disqus-commenting-system" for my blogspot-blog... it's a beautiful and very elegant system commenting (iframe-system), my question is:
if i use this system (disqus-commenting-system) it will affecting my site in terms of seo ?
Thank you and excuse me for my mistakes (my english is weak).

Greenlava July 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM    

Disqus comments are different from Blogger comments in they are not searchable by search engines. We see them but the web crawlers do not because they are not real content (they are generated by Javascript).

Anonymous,  July 21, 2012 at 2:06 AM    

So it's big disadvantage... i think i will uninstall the plugin....
Thank you a lot for your answer :)

windows loader July 30, 2012 at 7:04 AM    

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thanks for this info,Worked for me!and simple..

MoviesOnClick.Com September 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM    

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Anonymous,  October 6, 2012 at 4:23 AM    

Fantastic post, I love it. it worked for me

Mrs.Ahmed October 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM    


Campusng November 9, 2012 at 11:58 PM    

Your blog doesn't have the threaded comment. Thanks for the information though

Unknown November 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM    

nice article but what i am looking for is how to enable Comment section layout like asking for name email website and comment like input on blogger, please suggest,

Thanks a lot on this great ideas you have been shared.. this will do a big help to my blog sites..

Amy Jarecki January 10, 2013 at 4:42 AM    

It worked! You are AWESOME!

Lilene (Fluffy Nails) January 15, 2013 at 3:29 AM    

Thanks, this was so helpful! I made a tutorial in French for this linking back to your blog. I will be following ur blog now :-)

Heri January 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM    

okay ..... new to this blog for a while already be useful knowledge .... thank you

Ailed February 19, 2013 at 10:03 AM    

Thanx you so much!!!

theresa February 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM    

finally! someone who taught me what to do exactly. thanks a lot!

Cazare May 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM    

Well done, thank you!

Monica May 20, 2013 at 1:20 AM    

Thank you for this!

Shruti July 15, 2013 at 6:43 PM    

Great guide ever. Thanks

najihahanuar August 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM    

thank you so much

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