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This Has To Be The Best WordPress Comment System

I know there are a lot of people out there who are looking for that special WordPress comment system, one that will make their blog stand out from the rest. I know this because the post I wrote, What Is The Best Comment System For WordPress Blogs, generated a lot of interest, both in comments and in the amount of traffic it gets from the search engines. In that post and in others I’ve always maintained that the default system is the best and I’ve always bagged other comment systems like Disqus, Livefyre and Intense Debate, until now!

The biggest negative those other comment systems have is the extra hoops they put their commentators through just to leave a comment. This one bad point so outweighs any positive features  that it’s pointless installing them. I know bloggers who use them will swear by them but if they’re that good why do most of them revert to the default system?

And The Best WordPress Comment System Is?

If you’re going to install any plugin you want to ensure there are benefits to either you or your commentators. If it’s beneficial to both of you then you’re on a real winner.  :thumbup_ee: This is especially true when it comes to your comment system as it plays such an integral part to a your blog. Considering its importance I thought I would never install a new comment system as I didn’t think you could improve perfection. How wrong I was!

From all the emails I’ve been getting I know that many of you have noticed something different about the comment system I’m no using. Well, you can stop tearing your hair out  :wallbash_tb: because this post will finally reveal all. You’re going to want to read it because without the knowledge contained within you’ll find it extremely difficult to find the right one.

I’ll give you a tip though, it was developed by MailChimp! Yep, the one I use as my autoresponder. I believe this to be important because as a well renowned company they’re not going to put their name on an inferior product. You’ll see their logo on the setup page so it also acts as a great advertisement. I’ve put a bit of a video together for you so I can show you how good this comment system really is.

As you can see I haven’t gone all out in the video as I like to keep my videos short and simple. The video shows you how the comment system works and also how to get the plugin via your WordPress dashboard. If you want a more detailed video as well as a more in depth review you should head on over to Kimberly’s blog and read her post WP Social Plugin For WordPress. If it wasn’t for this post who knows how long before I would, if at all, come across this rather unique comment system. Yep, I continue to call it that even though the guys who put it together refer to it as a Social plugin.

Kimberly has run a few tests and has found it to be compatible with Commentluv, Commentluv Premium, ReplyMe, KeywordLuv/KeywordName and Subscribe To Comments. Unfortunately it doesn’t work with my Smiley plugin which is cool as I’ve found another to take it’s place.

You should also note that your comments will no longer be displayed in the way you were used to as Social uses it’s own method of displaying comments, one that I am pretty happy with. Another positive aspect of this plugin is that you can set it to automatically Tweet your post as well as posting an excerpt to your FaceBook once you have published your post. That’s great for people like me who constantly forget to market promote their posts.  :thumbup_ee:

OK, if there are any questions you know where to leave them. I’d really like to get your feedback on this plugin too. Do you like it? If you do why and likewise if you don’t.

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  1. G’day Peter

    Well it should be interesting seeing the differences once I press ‘post’ – for now it looks pretty much the same to me but a tweeting option is great and I use this on other websites – nice for the commenter and great for web marketers I’m sure. :smile:

    I prefer the old smilies though, :worried: but these are ok.

    1. G’day Roz, how’s ya going mate? :hi_:

      I prefer the old smilies too. The smiley plugin I’m using now has some pretty cool ones I just have to allocate the code for them which I will get to later.

  2. Hi Peter,

    I really like the look of it but unfortunately just tried it and it doesn’t work for me. The Twitter & Facebook buttons just send people to my homepage – did you have that at all? I have logged a ticket with MC support.

    Just to see, I tried the buttons here on your blog too and the FB one worked fine but for some reason the twitter one didn’t for me. Probably just me as I can see others have managed & tweeted but no idea why. I am logged into my LTGMonkey account in twitter but when I click the button it looks like it’s doing something but then returns here without the comment fields changing as you’d expect them to.

    Anyways, great job on the vid Peter & thanks for bringing this to my attention (t’s also interesting to see that they haven’t included G+).

    Have you had or heard of any problems with this?

    cheers,
    Alan

    1. Hey Allan, wish I could help you mate but unfortunately its not my forte. I can tell you though that when I tested it I didn’t have any problems.

      It’s fairly new to me so I haven’t heard of any problems yet.

    2. If you or anyone has any challenges with it use the wordpress repository, go to social, and file a “broken” ticket there and explain what’s going on. Mailchimp is not providing the actual support behind it. That is coming from Alex King and he watches its progress on the wp.org site.
      Kim

    1. Oops, it looks like the CommentLuv isn’t working when signed in with Twitter. It says, “You need to visit your profile in the dashboard and update your details with your site URL”.

      1. Nope, you have to exit Twitter for CommentLuv to work again Brian. As to the video I’m surprised it turned out the way it did as I did it on the fly and in one go and I was pretty well rooted at the time :wink:

    2. Like I said, it adds to the default system making it even better. :thumbup_ee:


  3. Twitter:
    Sire, I have to admit that to my eyes it looks like the comment system from WordPress.com, only I’m not getting those stupid emails telling me I have to subscribe. I do miss the smileys though. :-)
    Mitch Mitchell recently posted…How Do You Want To Be Perceived?My Profile

    1. Yeah, me too. When I get time I’ll see if I can do something about the smiley situation.

    1. Sorry it too so long Keith, I just wanted to test it for a bit. I’m pretty happy with is so I reckon I’ll keep it :thumbup_ee:

      I sure as hell wouldn’t be installing Livefyre mate :no_way: As far as I’m concerned this is the one to go for.

  4. Aloha Peter!

    Now this is a cool plugin! Thank you so much for sharing and for making a video on it. I loved hearing your voice!

    Thank you for always being “on top” of all of these neat things.

    Much aloha,
    Kellie :)

    1. Aloha Kellie, so nice to see you again. Glad you liked the voice and that the accent didn’t put you off at all :tongue_laugh_ee:

    1. Hi Adeline,

      Glad I could be of service.

  5. Hey Sire, great to see your enjoying it! I’ve been running it since their somewhat messy version 1 and they’ve been actively developing on it and I’m really pleased with this version 2. Sorry to hear it doesn’t work with your smiley pack. There’s only a few comment plugins I’ve found it to not work with though. It works well with Commentluv which is a blessing. Good stuff!
    Kim

    1. I knew it wouldn’t work with my smiley plugin because you have to add some code to comment.php for it to work and of course that code doesn’t exist on the Social plugin. I tried installing the code into social but it didn’t like it.

  6. This is indeed a great WordPress comment system. It is simple to setup and it gives the visitors the chance to share their profiles and build a better community for a specific niche. It greatly helps increase the interaction and activity in your site.

    1. Then I assume you will be installing it soon :wink:

  7. I love MailChimp so I will have to give this a try! Thanks for the great info. I’ve tried a few different ones myself!

    1. Always a pleasure Robyn. :smile:

  8. Hi Peter,
    You use mailchimp? I heard that was a hard company to work with because they had some sort of problem with using their service for affiliate promotions? I heard it’s inexpensive but why not just got with aweber? Interested to hear your thoughts.

    1. I don’t use Aweber because it’s not free and I don’t see the sense of paying for a service when I can get it for free. It doesn’t bother me that I can’t use affiliates because I’m not about to subject my subscribers with mail full of affiliate links.

  9. Well as for wordpress I think best commenting system is “Intense debate”
    Supports multi networks for commenting And i think that is ajax based page didnot even refresh when you post comment :)

    1. The problem with Intense Debate is that you have to sign in to leave a comment. Even though this post refers to Disqus it does show that there are many people who will not comment on a blog if they have to sign in to do so. It that’s the case with Intense Debate then as far as I am concerned it will do a blog more harm than good.

  10. I’ll have to give WP Social a try; maybe it will fix my issues with CommentLuv Premium. I can’t play the video at the moment, will try again later to see if you mention whether this is compatible with or replaces Comment Reply Notification. Thanks!

    1. Hey Allan, have you approached Andy about your problems with CommentLuv? You know, it could be conflicting with another plugin. I would deactivate all the plugins except CommentLuv to see if it works and the activate them one by one to see which one was the culprit.

  11. I’m glad to learn this is compatible with CommentLuv and KeywordLuv. I really like both plugins. Additionally, the Facebook and Twitter compatibility will really help with one of my goals this year which is to use my gym’s blog to form a better community for people when they’re not in the gym and this will certainly help. Thanks for sharing because I was looking at Disqus but didn’t like that you had to create an account and be logged in.

    1. Oh no, not Disqus :wallbash_tb: Anything but Disqus! Now you listen to me Rich :hey_you: If you have to have a third part comment system use Social, otherwise stick with the default system :thumbup_ee:

  12. thanks for the information about the plug in…
    There are lots of plug ins to perform the same task
    I’m still trying to decide what commenting system to use.
    Native WordPress, Livefyre or this one.

    1. Never Livefyre, either the default WordPress or this ones is basically the default with many extras.

  13. Thanks for the video, I’ll be trying it in my blogs too. I’m in search for great comment system. When I checked your blogs, I’m fascinated with the smileys that adds to the Blog Life and keep the comments alive.

    1. Yeah, i like the smileys too because there are times when using them because they’re fun :day_dreaming:

  14. Nice article thanks for the info.I know some other plugins like disqus and others have a bigger process to post a simple comment.Some times comment spam should also be taken care.

  15. Thanks for putting the video together Peter, after using MailChimp products before I’ve decided to give the plugin a tryout. Also glad it’s compatible with CommentLuv, and integrating with Facebook and Twitter like you said should help promote a blog.

    1. I hope you do Beth and once you’ve given it a go perhaps you’ll come back and tell us what you think of it.

  16. Sire,
    I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion. I like CommentLuv and have resisted anything that won’t work with it.

    1. Hey Ralph, I am sure that you’re going to love it mate.

  17. Nice article on best wordpress comment system thanks for sharing this with us :)

    This Has To Be The Best WordPress Comment System

    1. Yep, and more people would comment if only bloggers didn’t require them to sign in to do so :doh_tb: :smile:

  18. I too like this plugin system gonna implement on my blog pretty soon :)
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this :)

    1. That would be a good move Aman

  19. Interesting. I’ve tried a lot of comment systems for my blog and never really found any that worked for me. Yours seems really nice. I do think it’s really important to allow guests to leave a comment with just a name and email address.

    Great post!

    1. I’m sure you will like it if you try it Jon

  20. It is really a great option for the readers want to make any reactions or to express their views on the post. It is very cool to have tweet option. Thanks for sharing this tips.

    1. The Twitter and FaceBook options are what attracted me to it Jessica

  21. This plugin sounds pretty awesome. I recently uninstalled Disqus from my blog because I am using Add Link to Facebook to merge my Facebook site and website and Disqus didn’t work with it. I wonder if this plugin would work with it. I may have to try it and see. Thank you for the review and info.

    1. Hey Cindy, I would love to know if it works too. Perhaps you could come back and let us all know how it went? :wink_ee:

  22. Do you happen to know a comment plug in that allows preview before posting? Free and premium I rely need it to incorporate into my current site.

    1. Hey Rolly, I know there are some that exists and a search from the WordPress plugin dashboard will probably give you some results.

      I actually use the Ajax Edit comment plugin which allows people to edit their comments if they stuff up. You can read about it here.

  23. Hi Sire! I saw this on Kim’s blog but I never got around to asking her what it was all about, so thanks for the run down. I know you are a pro at getting comments on your blog and this should put you over the top. The videos was great. Cheers!

    1. Hey Ileane, I’m glad you liked the video. I don’t know about being a pro though :wink: ee:

  24. Absolutely beautiful. Disqus and LiveFyre are nice but this looks like a much more elegant solution. I’m really surprised that WP hasn’t added a native social commenting feature yet. Thx!

    1. Maybe they figure someone will invent a plugin that will do it for them :wink:

      1. I was able to get the plugin working nicely on the new site. Looks great, does exactly what I’ve always wanted. Thank you for this share, much much appreciated!

        1. That’s great Angel. I knew you would like it. How about a link to your site so we can all check it out?

          1. Sure thing, the site I’m running it on is http://www.nyctalking.com It’s a brand new site, geared towards getting people to talk about things we encounter on a daily basis. I provide a Native New Yorker perspective. If you have any ideas, I’m up for guest posts.. Take a look nyctalking.com Thanks again for this recommendation, it’s great..

            1. Looks good. I left a comment and gave it a Tweet as I liked the post I commented on.

  25. I’m thinking about using disqus for commenting on my website but i’m not sure about how it affects the SEO of the website? Does someone here know wether the comments being commented in Disqus affects the SEO of the website?

    1. I don’t know about using on a website William, but I know that I wouldn’t run it on a blog.

  26. Checking it out! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been using livefyre, but it’s inconsistent.. So gonna try this one.

    1. Believe me when I tell you that you won’t be disappointed.

      1. Already left. :-( The background for comments is white, it made my font white, I couldn’t find where to change it properly. Spent an hour, gave up and went with disqus. LOL.

        1. Not Disqus! Anything but Disqus! :wink_ee:

          Looks like the problem lies in your background color. I tried it on my photo blog and like yours the font was too light to be seen clearly.

          1. I was using livefyre for a long time. But disqus seems to be more user friendly and more popular. I am heavily considering the default system, so as not to be at the mercy of a 3rd party app.

            Does social keep the data on your server, or on their end? I may consider investing more time in sorting out the addin if it’s really worth it.

            1. It keeps it on my own server Angel. I wonder if they can do an upgrade to resolve your issue?

          2. I got it to work. It’s 2 am, and I’m exhausted, but I have my new site
            pretty much up and running. I’m happy now. It’s time to produce content now. LOL.. Sleep time.

            1. Don’t you hate it when you have to work into the early hours of the morning trying to get stuff to work?

              I visited your blog and I left a comment but I’m not sure if it worked as it first told me I got the code wrong and then when I resubmitted it it said duplicate comment. It was a pretty good comment too :wink_ee:

  27. flex squeeze really sucks! and I didnt read the whole article because you lost my attention so next time just give me the fucking info i need and stop with your shit.

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