I use the recent_comments tag to output the 5 most recent comments on TXP Tips.
The tag works very nicely, especially since the release of Textpattern 4.07 which added container tag functionality.
Single tag usage
<txp:recent_comments break="li" limit="5" wraptag="ul" class="category_list" />
This is what I have been using until today on TXP Tips. Works fine, but outputs the comments like so:
User's Name (Article Name)
If you wish to change this format, you will need to use the tag as a container, then add your own formatting, like so:
<txp:recent_comments limit="5" break="" wraptag="ul" class="category_list"> <li><txp:comment_name link="0" />: <txp:comment_permlink><txp:title /></txp:comment_permlink></li> </txp:recent_comments>
This is what TXP Tips has now on the sidebar. Note the
break="" which is necessary otherwise Textpattern adds a
<br /> tag, and the
link="0" in the
comment_name tag which removes the link.