How to number comments in Blogger/BlogSpot

This cool Blogger trick will help you to add comment count inside a speech bubble, so that you & your readers can use the numbers to mention or point to a particular comment on any of your posts. Besides this, numbering your comments might help you to improve the look and feel of your blog.

Note: This works with the previous blogger commenting system, so if you want to apply this trick, first you need to remove the Blogger threaded comments. See here How to add “Email Subscription Form” to Blogger Blogspot
UPDATE! Now you can have a comment bubble in your threaded comments also! For more info, please read this tutorial: Add Floating Social Media Sharing Buttons To Blogger
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How to add numbered comments on our Blogger/Blogspot blog

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Step 1. From your Blogger Dashboard, go to Template and click on the Edit HTML button:

number comments

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box:
number comments

Step 3. Type or paste the following code inside the search box and hit Enter to find it:
<b:loop values='data:post.comments' var='comment'>
Step 4. Just above it, paste this code:
<script type='text/javascript'>var CommentsCounter=0;</script>
Step 5. The, find this code:
<data:commentPostedByMsg/>
Step 6. And just below/after it, copy and paste this:
<!--comments-count-starts-->
<span class='comments-number'>
<a expr:href='data:comment.url' title='Comment Link'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
CommentsCounter=CommentsCounter+1;
document.write(CommentsCounter)
</script>
</a>
</span>
<!--comments-count-stops-->
Step 7. Find (CTRL+F) this tag:
</head>
Step 8. Just above the </head> tag, paste this code:
<!-- comments-count-starts-->
<style type="text/css">
.comments-number a:link, .comments-number a:visited {
color: black !important;
text-decoration: none !important;
background: url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zrPssaxSG2E/T47v-XB1EWI/AAAAAAAAB8E/uUz8RiJnW2U/s1600/comment+bubble+1.png) no-repeat;
width: 50px; /*image-width size*/
height: 48px; /*image-height size*/
float: right;
display: block;
margin-right: 5px;
margin-top: -15px; /*comments-counter position*/
text-align: center;
font-family: 'Century Gothic','Lucida Grande',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: normal;
}
.comments-number a:hover, .comments-number a:active {
color: #1BA0E1 !important;
text-decoration: none !important;
}
</style>
<!-- comments-count-stops-http://pkcod.blogspot.com-->

Note:
  • To change the comment bubble, replace the text in red from above with your address
  • To change the color of the numbers, replace the text in blue with the hex value of your color. This tool can help you to pick up any color that you may need: Color code generator

Comment Bubbles 

To choose a comment bubble, right-click on the image and select "Copy Image Address/Location":

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IMPORTANT: You can use any image instead of the one linked in the code above (STEP 8) but after you need to change the size values (width and height), so that the numbers inside the bubble won't float outside of it.

Step 9. Save the template and enjoy your comments :]

Related tutorial: Add Facemoods Emoticons To Your Blogger Comments

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