Now, I am having comments section like this in node view page.

  Comment 1
    comment 11
    comment 12
  Comment 2
  Comment 3
    comment 31
    comment 32
    comment 33

But, I would to show this with show/hide option for replied comments with replies count. like below

  Comment 1
    show/hide 2 replies
    | comment 11     |
    | comment 12     | 
  Comment 2
  Comment 3
    show/hide  3 replies
    |  comment 31 |
    |  comment 32 |
    |  comment 33 |


I tried to solve your problem . The best way to solve this is to create a new CUSTOM MODULE. - Create a new folder in Your sites/all/modules folder custom_module name could be anything.

  • In folder create two files custom_module.info and custom_module.module and a folder js . In that folder create a .js file custom_module.js .
  • So now you .js file will be located at sites/all/modules/custom/js/custom_module.js . Now Go to custom_module folder and in custom_module.info file add the lines of code..

    name = Custom_module
    description = Displays total count of replies to a comment and add display toggler to the replies of the comment.
    core = '7.x'
    version = '7.x-1.x'
    dependencies[] = comment
  • Now in your custom_module.module file

    drupal_add_js(drupal_get_path('module','custom_module') '/js/custom.js');
    function custom_module_preprocess_comment(&$variables) {
      $query = db_query('SELECT COUNT(*) FROM comment WHERE pid = :cid', array(':cid' => $variables['id'])) ;
      $result = $query->fetchField();
      $variables['content']['links']['comment']['#links']['comment-reply']['title'] = 'reply </a> <span>('.$result.')</span> <span id="show-hide">Show</span>';
  • So what the module did is fetched the total no of replies of a comment from the database and appended them to reply link.

  • A Simple jQuery file will get you what you wanted. Edit your js/custom_module.js file custom_module.js file

    (jQuery)(document).ready( function() {
      jQuery('div.indented').css('display', 'none');
      (jQuery)('div.comment .comment-text ul li.comment-reply span').click( function() {
        if(jQuery('show-hide').html()=='Show') {
        else {
  • Click On Show in Comments and it will toggle . I have also added a screenshot..

SHOW Show.


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  • Could you elaborate how should he do it and what he's supposed to put inside that function? – Mołot Jun 13 '13 at 8:53
  • 1
    Thanks Swastik Pareek. I am the beginner to drupal module. So, I did everything jquery. – sadeesh kumar Jun 18 '13 at 10:31

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