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Thu Nov 10 2022 -

Page Sizes are Now Customizable

What's New

Your comment threads can now have varying pagination sizes, and this can now be customized globally across your account, or at a site, or even page level. This can be desirable if you want certain pages to have less or more comments shown before the user has to paginate.

This also affects infinite scrolling, and any frameworks or integrations rendering comments from FastComments.

Page sizes can range from 10 all the way up to 200. The default remains at 30.

How to Get It

Simply head over to the trusty Widget Customization UI and define your page size.

Note that FastComments pre-calculates the comments shown on each page, so changing this parameter will trigger our system to recalculate all of your comment threads. This won't cause any downtime, but it may take a few minutes for the change to show up.


Updated documentation on page sizes can be found on

Breaking Changes

As part of this change, two translations defined in the comment widget have been renamed. PREV_30 and NEXT_30 are now PREV and NEXT, respectively, and contain a [count] variable.

If you've defined translations for the pagination buttons via the Widget Customization UI, then we have already migrated these for you. If you're passing the translations in some sort of integration via code, you'll have to update these:

  • PREV_30 -> PREV
  • NEXT_30 -> NEXT

In Conclusion

Like all major releases, we're glad that we could take the time to optimize, test, and properly release this feature. Let us know below if you discover any issues.