A List of The Best WordPress Social Commenting Plugins/Systems
Even since the beginning of blogging, the ability for an audience to comment on a site or blog has always been an integral part of the whole experience . An engaging commenting section is critical for the success of most blogs and websites.
Below are the areas that tell us the reasons why commenting makes blogs successful.
In the above section, we have discussed the value that comments section have on your blog. To be fair, we will also list the disadvantages of leveraging a commenting system
The Best WordPress Social Commenting Plugins
1. WordPress Native Commenting Feature
The WordPress native commenting system is a part of WordPress. It does not require additional installation like the other plugins on this list. It is fairly easy and simple to use and offers an clean and modern interface.
Let us go over the Pros and Cons of the WordPress native commenting system.
The default WordPress form is functional but lacks many advanced features. Functionality such as Up-voting & Down-voting of comments are not available, it also lacks in other areas that make engagements so much more positive. I recommend that you select any of the other plugins from the below list. (Except the Disqus plugin)
Disqus is the web’s most popular commenting system trusted by millions of publishers to increase reader engagement, grow audience and traffic, and monetize content. Disqus helps publishers of all sizes engage directly with their audiences to build loyalty, retain readers, and foster thriving communities. Users also have unmatched customer service experience where they can Consult the Knowledge Base for answers to frequently asked troubleshooting questions. In addition they can reach out to the support community, to discuss Discus, or to determine whether their concern has already been addressed.
(However, please note DISQUS has not be updated for almost a year and has not been tested with several of the latest WordPress updates. In addition, the free version is now saturated with ads and most often, the ads are very intrusive and not proper in nature. Even for the paid version, which is expensive to begin with, support has been non existent also for almost a year. When you search google for the best WordPress commenting systems, you will still see Disqus listed as a top choice, but please ignore these posts because most often they are written for the sole purpose of Affiliate Marketing and are not written by WordPress experts but written by those that are good at gaming the SEO rankings.
Why to choose Discuss
WPDiscuz has lately cemented its lead as one of the top go to plugins for Commenting. It is completely free, yet it offers almost a dozen premium addons that can be bundled into one significantly discounted package.
WPDiscuz is an AJAX-based real-time commenting system with customizable comment forms and fields. It is designed to boost the performance of WordPress’s native comments. It features a clean, straightforward, and basic user interface and user experience. It comes with three attractive and modern comment styles and is extremely fast and responsive, boasting a slew of features. If you wish to store your comments in your database, this is the ideal option to Disqus and Jetpack Comments. This plugin enhances your website’s commenting experience and adds new options for user participation. It’s been completely redesigned with brand new inventive features that breathe new life into your website. It makes use of the WordPress comment system, which includes all management tools and features.
Why Choose WPDiscuz
4. JetPack Commenting
Jetpack is one of the most successful WordPress plugin s with over five million installations. It offers several services such as secure logins, malware scanning, site backups, site optimization and CRM Solutions. .
One feature that is often overlooked is Jetpack Comments. The module adds social media logins for commenters together with email updates for comments and your website. The comment formatting is sleek and easy to understand, with a box for writing the comment and a form to fill in personal information, website vistors can also choose to receive email updates about new comments and blog posts
Because this is an all in one plugin, there is no need to clog your website with additional plugins.
Why Choose JetPack
5. Super Socializer Plugin
The Super Socializer Plugin is GDPR Compliant and Compatible with Gutenberg editor, users can Social Share from around 100 social networks. The plugin is Mobile responsive, so it looks great on any device. Admins can Auto-approve comments made by users logged in using Social Login. The Plugin is also and is Multi-Site compatible.
Super Socializer allows you to integrate Social Login, Social Share, and Social Comments into your website in the simplest and most straightforward manner imaginable.
The Benefits of Social Login and Allowing users to sign in to your website using their existing social network IDs.
Rapid registration/login: When people check in using social media, they are not required to type anything (most of the users are already logged into their social accounts). It aids in increasing your blog’s signup/login rate.
User Profile Data: Your blog’s database will save user profile data. Additionally, this data includes users’ email addresses, which enables you to communicate with them.
Due to the fact that social networks identify users and often prohibit multiple accounts, the possibility of fraudulent identities and spammers decreases.
Higher User Traffic: When users share material on social media, it reaches a larger audience, resulting in increased user traffic to your website.
SEO Optimization: Social sharing enables your website’s content to be indexed more quickly and enhances other criteria that contribute to your blog’s search engine optimization.
Virality: When visitors leave comments on your blog using their Facebook or Disqus accounts, the comment appears not only on your site, but also in their news feed. This exposes your blog to a new audience, which increases the possibility of a new returning visitor.
Higher Conversations: When you know the person commenting on anything, you are more inclined to type out your thoughts there as well, as opposed to when you don’t know the person.
Credibility: In the old comment form, anyone can leave a comment on your blog using any fictitious identity . If the same comment is made from the user’s original Facebook account, you can lend credibility to this individual, and people will naturally trust it.
No Spam: You can eliminate spammers and users who remark using false identities.
Works for the slothful: Nowadays, the majority of individuals are slothful. To get these individuals to leave comments on your site, they will only need to log into their Facebook account (which almost everyone does after powering ON computer).
Why Choose Super Socializer
Article updated by: Mark Sayegh on 10/01/2022